Celebrating its fourth year, the San Francisco Green Film Festival returns May 29th through June 4, as the West Coast’s leading destination for films and events that spotlight the world’s most urgent environmental issues and most innovative solutions.
The festival will be held at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco as a new programming venue. The Opening Night Reception and Premiere will be at the Aquarium of the Bay, on the Embarcadero, to launch this year’s Festival theme: “Water in the West.”
Additional films will be at the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch on 100 Larkin St. For tickets and information please visit http://sfgreenfilmfest.org, or email [email protected], or call (415) 552-5580.
With 60 new films from around the globe and 70 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers, the 4th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival will showcase water-themed programming. From a compelling documentary exploring dams and the landscapes they alter to an anniversary screening of a noir, drought-driven classic, the festival is designed to inspire audiences to take positive environmental action in the Bay Area and beyond.
The festival highlights both established and emerging filmmakers, bringing to the Bay Area important environmental stories on a range of topics, including food security, oceans, healthy kids, livable cities and an overall spirit of activism.
Each SFGFF screening includes compelling post-film programs where audiences engage in discussions with filmmakers and activists. SFGFF’s signature “Lights! Camera! Take Action!” program links festival attendees with leaders in local environmental causes to get involved.
In addition to panels and workshops, the program provides attendees with take-away action steps, web resources, a video story booth at the venue, and group activities that promote tangible ways to stay involved in the issues of environmental justice presented in the festival’s films.