The San Francisco Green Film Festival connects film, media & people to inspire change and take action.
San Francisco’s only Green Film Festival needs your help.
Join us as a 2013 Festival Champion! Support our Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to help us reach our goal of $5,000 by March 31 and make our third festival the best yet.
In this past year we have witnessed the devastating impacts of climate change, both at home and overseas, and it’s more urgent than ever to stimulate action on environmental issues.
We need your help!
Over 2,000 people will come together at this year’s Festival (May 30 - June 5) to watch, learn, and discuss positive solutions to today’s ecological challenges. We can’t do this without your help: we rely on the generous donations of people around the Bay Area to continue to bring these life changing films to our community. If you think you’ve learned from or been inspired by one of our programs or had an experience that really stayed with you, we are asking you to help others join the movement. Will you support us?
What makes us different?
People go to the festival, see compelling films from around the world about the environment and then say: What can we do about this? What should I do next? How can I make a difference? That’s where we come in. We leverage the power of films to let voices from around the world be heard, providing a space for inspiration and discussion, sharing positive solutions and ideas, learning something new and connecting with new people.
And we’ve got some cool perks as an appreciation for your support.
Donate as little or as much as you can and become a part of the green movement. Between March 1-30 you can give online through our 2013 Kickstarter campaign. There are some great donor perks and benefits available, for this limited time only – you can get your name on the big screen or invitations to a special sneak preview screening or filmmaker brunch! Donate $250 or more before March 18, you can join us at our exclusive VIP donor reception on March 20!
Donations are made through our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor, Green Planet Films. Portions of your pledge may be tax-deductible, less the value of any perks received such as tickets. For a fully tax-deductible donation, please select the ‘no perks’ option after pledging. Contact us for further information about deductions for various packages.
Where will your money go?
Ticket sales only cover a small percentage of festival costs like venue rentals, program curation and bringing filmmakers to the festival. We rely on individual donations to fuel free educational programs throughout the community. SFGFF strives to inspire and mobilize the community to take action and we simply can’t do this without the support of individuals like you.
With your support, we can grow the Green movement and bring even more people into the sustainability discussion in 2013.
Thank you to Tiffany Shlain and letitripple.org for the awesome video!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Since we are still a young festival and our community is growing more and more each year, one challenge we face is attracting new donors and funders. We have received some foundation funding, but unfortunately that money is getting tighter and tighter. We also approach sponsors and have special fundraising events, but this year we wanted to try to something different and fun to bring in new donors and supporters.
Another challenge we face is keeping the benefits we offer in our campaign aligned with what we are offering our other donors and sponsors. We have thought through this very carefully and believe we are offering perks that are both fun and fair at each level.
The risks are very low that we will not fulfill our commitments. The festival dates are set and confirmed and we are currently on hard deadlines for programming, festival events, printing, etc. The perks are tightly tied to scheduled activities that will definitely occur during the festival.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013 (30 days)
Pledge $3 or more
GREEN HORN // Your name under Special Thanks on the Festival website.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $10 or more
FAN // All the above rewards PLUS your name under Special Thanks on the big screen at the Festival in May.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $25 or more
ENTHUSIAST // All the above rewards PLUS an invite for one (1) to the official Festival launch party in April with free refreshments & short films.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $50 or more
FRIEND // All of the above PLUS bring a guest to the festival launch party in April. PLUS the Festival program guide mailed directly to your home or office.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $75 or more
ACTIVIST // All of the above PLUS your name printed in the Festival program guide.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $99 or more
SUPPORTER // All of the above PLUS one (1) invitation to a sneak peek pre-Festival screening on May 8th. This will be an exclusive, invitation-only preview of one of the films in this year’s Festival – see it before anyone else does! Tickets for this event will not be for sale.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $250 or more
DIRECTOR // All of the above PLUS one (1) invite to our VIP Donor Reception on March 20th where we’ll celebrate the leadership and vision of “Rebels with a Cause.” In attendance will be Bay Area filmmakers Nancy Kelly & Kenji Yamamoto and pioneering environmentalist Huey Johnson. This exclusive event is invitation-only and tickets will not be for sale.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $333 or more
STAR // All the above plus two (2) tickets to a regular screening in the Festival (excludes opening night). PLUS an invitation for you and a guest to the VIP filmmaker brunch during the Festival. Tickets to the filmmaker brunch will not be for sale.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $500 or more
PRODUCER // All of the above PLUS two (2) Opening Night Film & Party tickets for May 30th.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $999 or more
SUSTAINER // All of the above PLUS one (1) week-long full Festival pass (includes your Opening Night Film and Party tickets from the Producer level) and invitations to all special events during the Festival, May 30-June 5, 2013, including filmmaker brunches, panels and workshops. PLUS free access to all our regular year-round screenings.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $2,500 or more
CHAMPION // All of the above PLUS one (1) additional full Festival pass for your guest. PLUS your name listed in our Festival program guide and website as the sponsor of a Film Premiere during the Festival. Includes six (6) tickets for you and your guests to this screening. We will work with you to select a film.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
VISIONARY // All of the above PLUS an exclusive filmmaker dinner for you and a guest during the Festival.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013