First festival of its kind on West Coast to link Media Arts With Environmental Advocacy; includes screenings of more than 60 Premiere Films from around the Globe, special events, parties, panels and educational programs.
San Francisco, CA – March 2, 2011- The San Francisco Green Film Festival will launch March 3-6, 2011 and will be the ﬁrst-ever festival of its kind on the West Coast to presen inspiring programs and discussions that link films and media arts with environmental advocacy and activism.
The Festival will include screenings of over 60 premieres from around the globe and kicks off with an Opening Night Green Carpet Gala on Thursday, March 3rd at the beautiful, LEED-certified Bently Reserve (formerly the City’s U.S. Federal Reserve).
Highlights include live satellite feed Q&A with iconic writer and environmentalist Margaret Atwood, the West Coast premiere of Werner Herzog’s new feature documentary, visiting filmmakers from China, Sweden, UK, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and across the USA, a spectacular Opening Night Green Carpet Gala and more.
In celebration of the Opening Night’s “plastic pollution theme,” the Festival will screen the Bay Area premiere of the award-winning ﬁlm BAG IT, in partnership with Berkeley’s Plastic Pollution Coalition.
“San Francisco is universally regarded as an epicenter of both the global Green Movement and as an activist and issue conscious film community,” says Rachel Caplan, the Festival Founder and Director.
“This amazingly diverse city has many film festivals but none that directly and solely addresses these issues and audiences – The San Francisco Green Film Festival grew out of the need to fill that void,” she adds.
Festival screenings and events will take place at the Landmark Theatres Embarcadero Center Cinema and the Bently Reserve. These venues, in close proximity to each other, will create a dynamic hub at the Embarcadero, with an exceptional inaugural line-up including Bay Area premieres of award winners and audience favorites from the world’s top film festivals, including: Sundance, Berlin, SxSW and Toronto.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the San Francisco Green Film Festival website.