With this festival we aim to celebrate the blue marble we all live on and also confront the challenges we face in maintaining a livable planet. Most of us don’t want to up and move to Mars just yet, so we’re looking for films that inspire us all to help save our asses.

We take all comers, whether they be compelling documentaries, adventure films, animation and narrative fiction films with environmental themes. Films are curated into themed sections, which pair projects with complimentary subject matter or ideas to create a cinematic journey for our audiences and begin to engage them with sustainable solutions.

The Green Film Festival is presented by SF IndieFest, a 501c3 non-profit, that has presented over 60 film festivals over the past 23 years, acquiring a strong following with independent film fans and garnering press coverage and recognition for thousands of films and filmmakers.

2021 press coverage: https://sfindie.com/livable-planet-press-coverage/

For more information about SF IndieFest check out the archives and past press links at www.sfindie.com.

We look forward to considering your latest film!

Audience Choice Awards and Jury Prizes for Best Short and Feature length films in these categories:


All films completed after January 2020 eligible for consideration.

Overall Rating
  • Gisela Chicolino

    It's really important that festivals like it keep contributing to share different views of environmental issues. Both public and filmmakers need this screen available! Thank you for selecting our short film!

    May 2021
  • Michael Snyder

    I had a blast being a part of this festival. The organizers were generous and motivated and the content was outstanding. I certainly plan on submitting again.

    May 2021
  • Jon Lanthier

    I was excited to participate in the SF Green Film Festival's first year, and they didn't disappoint! Despite the festival being online in 2021, communication between programmers and filmmakers was excellent; the fest provided thoughtful opportunities for remote Q&As and press outreach as well. My film received some good coverage and also won an audience award. I further appreciated how the festival selections focused on smaller independent films with worthwhile approaches to environmental issues—my documentary was in great company.

    May 2021