// Festival Team

Rachel CaplanRachel Caplan ~ Founder & Executive Director

I’m passionate about how environmentally-focused films & media can be used to engage the public in many different ways, through screenings, discussions, events, education programs, and online tools. In 2011, I launched the San Francisco Green Film Festival – to present forward-thinking programs of films and discussions that inspire collaborative environmental action. The Festival is also committed to working with corporate and non-profit partners to produce innovative pairings of film with other arts and green activities.

I’ve been working in film exhibition & distribution since 1997, including work for the Edinburgh, London and San Francisco International Film Festivals and as a film publicist with Intermedia and United International Pictures (handling international theatrical campaigns for Paramount, Universal, and DreamWorks). From 2007-2009, I was Festival Director for the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, the first and largest showcase for ocean related films in North America. The vision for the Green Film Festival grew out of this work and to fill the need for a dynamic forum for sharing diverse environmental stories in the city that’s at the forefront of both independent film and the global Green movement.

I have a Masters degree in Cinema & Television Studies from the British Film Institute (BFI). I have been a voting member of BAFTA since 2000, served as Board Treasurer for Bay Area Women in Film & Media 2008-2011, and in 2014 joined the Board of Directors for Ninth Street Independent Film Center. I’m most likely to be found in one of the city’s many excellent cinemas or parks. Follow @rachelsf.

Gemma Bradshaw
Gemma Bradshaw ~ Festival Producer

Since winning a Blue Peter Badge for a recycling campaign poster at the age of 10, I’ve been passionate about influencing the environmental debate and encouraging people to play their part.

As Festival Producer at the San Francisco Green Film Festival, I’m involved in all aspects of programming and development for the Festival. Films have a unique way of hitting our emotions, and I’m excited to shape a program of guests and filmmakers designed to inspire people to learn more and take action.

I have 10 years experience working for policy-led organizations in London and San Francisco, focusing on advocacy strategies; event management; and building partnerships to achieve change.


Box Cubed
Ben Armington
Betty Tweedy
Mitch Vaughn

Caitlin Sislin ~ Development Consultant
Philip Walker ~ Sponsor & Community Partner Associate

Jonathan Fong ~ Photography
Pamela Gentile ~ Photography
Anthony Grant, ARG Studios ~ Festival Logo
Julia Kim – Photography
Whitney Legge ~ Photography
Tommy Lau ~ Photography
Annie Maley, Gringo Starr Promotions ~ Graphic Design
Julia Motger ~ Photography
Ben Meyer ~ Video Editor/Videography

Christopher Glosecki ~ Volunteer Coordinator
Ann Jackson ~ House Manager
Heather Jackson ~ House Manager
Suzanne Meredith ~ House Manager
Lex Sloan ~ House Manager

Zoe Hatziantoniou ~ Program Assistant
Bryan Tjiupek ~ Programming/Screenings Assistant
Aaron S. Yang ~ Guest Liaison/Program Coordinator
Kyung-Im Woo ~ Submissions Assistant

Larsen Associates
Karen Larsen
Vince Johnson
Dino Ray Ramos

Gemma Bradshaw
Rachel Caplan
Cheryl Derricotte
Ambika Jain
Kevin Krueger
Seth Lalonde
Heather Louie
Andrea Carla Michaels
Cella Mitchell
Pamela Morse-Campbell
Chris Mungall PhD
Bryan Tjiupek
Karen Topakian
Kristina Tuohey
Mark Valentine
Nadia Ward

Tamara Diamond ~ Special Events Assistant
Arielle Flinkman ~ Special Events Intern
Heather Jackson ~ Special Events Assistant
Suzanne Meredith ~ Special Events Assistant
Sadie Waddington, One Big Fish Event Planning ~ Special Events Producer

Sarah Baig ~ #sfgreenlife Intern
Lyndal Cairns ~ Social Media Strategy
Anna Colibri ~ Video Story Booth Producer
Ron Landskroner ~ Researcher
Heather Louie ~ Take Action! Researcher
Talia Schmitt ~ Youth & Community Outreach

Now is a great time to get involved with the 2014 Festival – find out more on our VOLUNTEER page.

Skye Christensen, Educator, Facilitator; Co-Founder, SF Dance Film Festival
Lina Constantinovici, CEO, StartupNectar; Advisory Board, SXSW Eco; Mentor, Hub Ventures
Debbie Kinder, CEO, BLUE Ocean Film Festival
Suzanne Harle, Founder, Green Planet Films
Kevin Krueger, SPHR, Chief Human Resources Officer, Jewish Senior Living Group
David McGuire, MPH, Director, Shark Stewards at Earth Island Institute
Cynthia A. Phillips, PhD, Founder/CEO, G Media Partners
Heidi Quante, Creative Communications and Campaigns, Q Consulting
Shawn Rosenmoss, Development and Community Partnerships, Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco
Roz Savage, Ocean Rower, Environmental Campaigner, United Nations Climate Hero
Mark Valentine, Strategy and Management Consultant, ReFrame It Consulting

Gemma Bradshaw (Team Co-Leader)
Andrea Clatterbuck
Jonathan Fong
Michael Frost
Carlos Garcia (Team Co-Leader)
Denise Mulle
Jeff Pollock
Susan Reeve
Sienna Rogers
Matthew Scharpnick
Amie Vaccaro


Linda Blackaby, Cinema Projects
Robyn Bykofsky, Ninth Street Independent Film Center
Gaetano Capizzi, Green Film Network
Isabel Fondevila, Roxie Theater
Diana Fuller, Roxie Theater
Suzanne Harle, Green Planet Films
Cella Mitchell, San Francisco Public Library
Daniela Rible
Brian Schulz, Ninth Street Independent Film Center

Thank you the many hundreds of passionate and dedicated volunteers who, since the first festival in 2011, have taken tickets, ushered audiences, set-up events (and cleaned-up afterwards), and created a warm welcome for all our guests. We couldn’t do it without you! Find out how to get involved on our VOLUNTEER page.