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A bold and fearless voice for our planet.

● Green Film Fest returns for 8th year with a week of new environmental films, discussions, and special events that spark green ideas and connections.

● Aligning with partner organizations across the city to celebrate the Global Climate Action Summit, (Sept 12-14), bringing leaders from around the world to San Francisco to support the Paris Climate Agreement.

● Earth. Water. Fire. Air. This year the conversation is elemental. #ItsElemental

SAN FRANCISCO, August 2, 2018 – San Francisco Green Film Festival, the West Coast’s leading environmental cinema showcase, announces the full line-up of films for its eighth edition, which returns September 6 – 13, 2018. The Festival returns in 2018 with a multitude of exciting new collaborations, both local and international.

This year’s lineup includes 60 new international films from 20 countries including China, South Africa, Lebanon, Italy, and Brazil – 10 of which are USA premieres, bringing these international films to American audiences for the very first time. The program features global stories from the environmental frontlines, from women, youth, and indigenous people – including 10 directorial feature debuts. This year’s festival is very proud to announce that 69% of feature films in the 2018 program have female directors (%58 including film shorts). The Green Film Festival is more than just movies, it’s a movement – we are pleased to be involved with over 70 non-profit partners to connect audiences to campaigns and causes.

The Festival has moved to the Fall to be an official Affiliate Event of the Global Climate Action Summit, (Sept 12-14), aligning with this hub of crucial environmental discussion. Green Film Fest will present environmental films throughout the Summit, reaching the eyes and ears of people and legislators with the influence to enact global change, spur new environmental commitments, and galvanize action.

“Green Film Fest is excited to return for our eighth year as part of this pivotal moment, when leaders from around the world will come to San Francisco to support the Paris Climate Agreement” says SFGFF’s Founder & CEO, Rachel Caplan. “With the planet heating up, environmental protections at risk, and political forces in flux, Green Film Fest 2018 is elemental in bringing environmental film directly to audiences and local and international leaders with the power to propel climate action forward and catalyze change.”

Full press kit can be found here: https://www.greenfilmfest.org/2018presskit