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
  • 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
  • Sébastien Pins

    I had a great experience at the « Green Film Festival of San Francisco » ! I wish a long live to the festival ! ;-)

    May 2022
  • mark pearce

    The Green Film Festival of San Francisco gave us great publicity in California as well as a terrific interview about our film, 'The Message of the Lyrebird.' We were super grateful to be selected for the festival and we had very timely and clear communication with the festival organisers. Our producing team at Balangara Films would highly recommend this festival to any independent filmmaker around the world creating a film on wildlife, activism, adventure or the environment at large.

    May 2022
  • Zack McCune

    A fantastic event with great opportunities for filmmakers and film lovers to connect on themes that inspire both. Located in an active part of San Francisco, screenings easily transition to dinner or drinks in the neighborhood. The Roxie Theater is also an ideal venue with intimate yet comfortable screening rooms. Highly recommend!

    May 2022