San Francisco Green Film Festival

San Francisco Green Film Festival
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th Street, Suite 220
San Francisco, United States

Tel: +1 415 767 1977

2018, Finished
Thu 6th Sep to Thu 13th Sep

Festival Overview

Be part of San Francisco's leading event for films & discussions about people and the planet. Submit your film now to Green Film Fest 2018, coming in September.

Green Film Fest 2018 will be a city-wide celebration aligning with the Global Climate Action Summit, bringing leaders from around the world to San Francisco in support of the Paris Agreement. We'll have a vibrant line up of 70 new, forward-thinking environmental films, connecting passionate audiences with filmmakers from around the world.


Filmmakers are going to great lengths to uncover new territory and provide a new take on the most pressing environmental issues. Each year we honor a number of those films and filmmakers with a Green Film Fest Award.

In 2018 we will present the following awards:
Best Feature
Best Short
Green Fire Award (juried)
Green Tenacity Award
Inspiring Lives Award
Audience Award (voted)
Climate Action shorts (juried)


Adventure Animation Art-house Children Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Experimental Family Foreign Language Independent National Natural History Reality Science Fiction Short Student Teen TV Women

Apply via Film Freeway

Known festival contacts Contacts
Rachel Caplan


Open to the public


We are seeking compelling and relevant new films on the environment & sustainability.

The festival is open to new or established filmmakers from anywhere in the world and there are no restrictions on length or genre. All entries are eligible for the Festival's Awards.

To qualify, productions MUST have an environmental topic or angle.

We are seeking stories that explore the relationship between people and the planet. In particular, we are interested in these areas:
- Changing Cities
- Climate Change
- Energy
- Environmental Health
- Environmental Justice
- Food
- Water
- Wildlife
- Zero Waste
However, any environmental topic or angle will be considered.

- All submissions must be completed after January 1, 2016.
- All dialogues must be presented in English or with English subtitles.
- There are no restrictions on length or genre: documentaries, narratives, animations, features, shorts, student works, installations, VR, and other media will all be considered for inclusion.
- There is no 'Premiere' requirement for inclusion in the Festival.
- Work-in-progress films that are not final cuts may be entered, but please clearly note what is missing or will change.
- If your film was submitted for previous editions of the Green Film Fest, you may re-enter it if you have made significant changes and if the eligibility requirements are met.
- More than one entry may be submitted; however an official entry form and entry fee must accompany each submission.
- Youth Filmmakers (age 18 and under) always submit for free!

Full entry details and deadlines available at


- FilmFreeway
- Secure online screener (includes YouTube, Vimeo etc.)
- digital file via email
- DVD via mail


Earlybird / Regular / Late:

Feature - $35 / $45 / $55
Shorts - $25 / $35 / $45
Student - $15 / $25 / $35
Age 18 and under - Free
Films under 3 minutes - Free

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