Eco-Friendly Programs and Events
Visionary from its inception, the San Francisco International Film Festival continues to look to the future on its 50th anniversary with groundbreaking SFIFF/Green programs and events. SFIFF/Green embraces worldwide efforts to promote sustainable living practices and brings together committed filmmakers with green organizations, businesses and industry leaders.
The 50th International is presenting two feature-length documentaries that highlight urgent environmental issues.
Developers, environmental activists and property owners collide in Laura Dunn’s documentary that examines the battle over the building of an upscale housing development near Barton Springs, a natural water wonder in Austin, Texas.
Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand’s tantalizing “toxic comedy” tracks a cadre of global warming messengers parrying across the widening chasm between scientific understanding and political action. As climate change goes mainstream, activists, scientists, journalists, politicians and pundits jostle for position on opposing sides of the hot—and overheating—issue.
It’s a New (Green) World
Sunday, May 6, 5:00 pm
House 2, Sundance Cinemas Kabuki
1881 Post Street (at Fillmore)
Recognizing that the future of the planet is one of our most pressing concerns, committed filmmakers and digital practitioners are employing diverse and innovative strategies to address burning environmental issues and inspire audiences to action. A panel of noteworthy filmmakers, technologists and activists will take up the discussion.
SFIFF50 GreenWorld Contest
If you had two minutes to show someone what they needed to see, feel and do about the future of our world and its resources, what would you show them?
SFIFF50 has teamed up with Jumpcut and Yahoo! Video to present an online competition of short films focused on the conversations, changes, leadership, vision and imagination needed to produce a world that is truly sustainable. Visit jumpcut.com/groups/greenworld to view digital works in all forms and genres, from fictional suspense drama and romantic comedy to investigative reportage and personal essays to animated and experimental work.
Contest finalists will be announced April 26, and festivalgoers will be encouraged to vote for their audience favorite. The contest winner will be announced May 9 at the SFIFF50 Golden Gate Awards Ceremony and will receive a $1,000 cash award.
The winning and runner-up videos will screen at the Halou, Tarentel and the GreenWorld performance and celebration.
Halou, Tarentel and the GreenWorld
Wednesday, May 9, 9:30 pm
119 Utah Street (near 15th)
members $9, general public $12
One of the highlights of SFIFF50, the Halou, Tarentel and the GreenWorld performance and celebration will take place at Mighty, one of SF’s hot nightclubs, on Wednesday, May 9. This big, bold and banging event featuring live music will take advantage of the club’s multimedia technology to present a screening of the winning and runner-up works from the GreenWorld Contest for online video shorts.
SFIFF/Green community and business partners will be showcased at this event.
Heart of Green
The Orchard Garden Hotel