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 planet.

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 24 years, acquiring a strong following with independent film fans and garnering press coverage and recognition for thousands of films and filmmakers. SF IndieFest is a founding member of the Film Festival Alliance.

Recent 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 2021 eligible for consideration.

Overall Rating
  • Leslie Epperson

    Green Film Festival of San Francisco is professional and gracious from beginning to end. We were treated with dignity and respect and I am really grateful for the experience.

    October 2022
  • Gabriel Diamond

    The Green Film Festival of San Francisco really brought their A-game to this year's festival, as I loved their audiences who have interesting questions and great enthusiasm. This isn't just an ordinary green/environmental festival, as they celebrate the issues but also the art. They have a good indie film vibe going on.

    June 2022
  • Genuinely honoured to be selected for the 2022 Green Film Festival of San Francisco. Wonderful festival and fantastic communication by the organisers. Thank you and I look forward to future contributions.

    June 2022
  • William Freund

    A great festival with excellent communications and support from organizers!

    May 2022
  • It was a great experience. The program selection was very diverse and the organizers were very kind and professional people. Great festival!

    May 2022