Plant a Seed - Help launch the Bay Area's new annual event that inspires environmental action through film!
The 1st San Francisco Green Film Festival will launch March 3-6, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. This will be the first-ever festival of its kind on the West Coast presenting inspiring programs and discussions that link films and media arts with environmental advocacy and activism - and we need your help to launch! http://sfgreenfilmfest.org
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). 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. http://www.bagitmovie.com/
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 over 60 Bay Area premieres of award winners and audience favorites from the world’s top film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, SxSW, Tribeca, and Toronto.
We are proud of the world-class quality of films premiering at our inaugural festival, with highlights including a live satellite feed Q&A with iconic writer and environmentalist Margaret Atwood, and the West Coast premiere of a new feature documentary by Werner Herzog. We are also thrilled that many internationally renowned filmmakers will be in attendance to screen their latest work and speak to Festival audiences including Fredrik Gertten, Sweden’s pre-eminent documentarian and investigative journalist and director of "BANANAS!*" and acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Huaqing Jin, director of "Heavy Metal".
Other programming highlights include: "SOLA: Louisiana Water Stories" – a topical film about personal stories focusing on water resources in South Louisiana and touching on the recent BP oil spill’s effect; Locally based husband and wife documentarians Steven and Anne Dunsky’s newest film "Butterflies & Bulldozers" about the global dilemma of economic growth versus species preservation seen through the fight over San Bruno Mountain; and the entertaining "Back to the Garden", a time-lapse view of back-to-the-land “hippies”— living off-grid, insulated and isolated from mainstream culture — and their moving personal stories of non-conformity and political activism, with lots of freedom but little cash.
The Festival is also an official part of the United Nations International Year of Forests 2011 and will be hosting content-related films and discussions to reinforce the message that forests are vital to the survival and well being of people everywhere.
The Festival’s Closing Night film, German Director Carl A. Fechner’s "The 4th Revolution: Energy Autonomy", is deemed “…the most inspirational, solutions-based environmental film out there” by the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Festival Program information and the schedule will be available on our website on February 1, 2011 at http://sfgreenﬁlmfest.org.
San Francisco is universally regarded as an epicenter of both the global Green Movement, and of an activist and issue-conscious film community. 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 comes out of the need to fill that void.
We need funds make sure that we can produce the first festival as a meaningful and memorable world-class showcase that will become an annual event in San Francisco. For example, your help will cover the cost of bringing filmmakers to San Francisco to participate in audience Q&As and meet with local and regional press, so that their stories have impact in the Bay Area and beyond. Currently we are trying to bring filmmakers from China, Denmark, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, UK, Canada, and across the USA. We also need funds to produce our free screenings for local schools. In addition, we have high costs for venues, event production, outreach, and for "greening" the festival. Portions of all Kickstarter contributions are tax-deductible through our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor, Green Planet Films (please drop us a note if you need more details).
We have a wonderful opportunity to create an incredible new event in San Francisco and invite you to be a part of it. You'll be recognized from the start as a FOUNDING SUPPORTER and receive ongoing info, perks, and love from us as the festival grows in 2012 and beyond. Can you help us bring the festival life? Be a part of the green revolution!
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Jan 19, 2011 - Feb 19, 2011
Pledge $10 or more
Thank you so much for your support. Every dollar helps!!! We will put your name on our website as Founding Supporter of the 1st San Francisco Green Film Festival!
Pledge $25 or more
Green Your Profile! - We will put your name on our website as a Founding Supporter of the film festival, so when your name is Googled you'll be linked to a great cause and a very cool arts event! You'll also get a password-protected link to view one of the festival films on a private area of our website.
Pledge $50 or more
See your name up on the big screen! - we'll thank you in our on-screen credit roll that runs in the theatres between every festival screening. We'll also will put your name on our website as a Founding Supporter of the festival, and give you the password-protected link to view a festival film online.
Pledge $100 or more
All of the $50 benefits, plus TWO tickets to any regular-priced festival screening, March 3-6, 2011. (*subject to availability). PLUS an exclusive 1st San Francisco Green Film Festival T-Shirt! (Please let us know your size S, M, L, or XL.)
Pledge $250 or more
All of the $100 benefits, except we'll give you a total of FOUR tickets to any regular-priced screening, and a total of TWO T-shirts.
Pledge $500 or more
All of the $250 benefits, plus TWO tickets to celebrate with us in style at the Green Carpet Gala festival launch party at the Bently Reserve on March 3rd!
Pledge $750 or more
All of the $500 benefits, plus TWO tickets to the Opening Night Premiere of BAG IT on March 3 (preceeds the party at the Bently reserve).
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the $1,000 benefits, plus TWO tickets to the Opening Night Premiere screening of BAG IT on March 3. (precedes the party at the Bently Reserve). http://www.bagitmovie.com/ Plus TWO invitations to the very exclusive VIP 'Meet the Filmmakers' brunch reception during the festival.
Pledge $2,500 or more
Host a reception for visiting filmmakers from China, Denmark, Brazil, UK, Germany, Canada and more! We will list you as the co-presenter of our VIP 'Meet the Filmmakers' reception to take place during the festival March 3-6, 2011, plus give you invitations to bring up to SIX guests to this exclusive event. You will also get TWO all-access VIP festival passes, good for all screenings, parties and events in the festival! Plus you get all the $250 benefits (T-shirts, on-screen credit-roll etc).
Pledge $5,000 or more
Host a festival screening! You'll be listed as the co-presenter of one of our festival film programs. We'll work with you to pick a film from our world-class line-up of over 60 Bay Area premieres. You'll be credited on our materials and in the theatre as the co-presenter of the event, and can bring up to SIX friends to the screening. You will also get TWO all-access VIP festival passes, good for all screenings, parties and events in the festival! Plus you get all the $250 benefits (T-shirts, on-screen credit-roll etc).
Pledge $10,000 or more
The festival will host a private screening event of film(s) for you and up to 80 of your friends or staff at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center in San Francisco. We'll work with you to pick a date and films, and we'll provide sustainable food and drink for your guests too. We'll also give you FOUR all-access VIP festival passes , good for all screenings, parties and events in the festival! You can also co-present the VIP 'Meet the Filmmakers Reception' (see $2,500 benefits) or one of our festival screenings (see $5,000 benefits). Plus you get all the $250 benefits (T-shirts, on-screen credit-roll etc).