About this project
**ANNOUNCEMENT: Invite-only launch party for $50+ backers announced. Join us April 29, 6pm - 8pm, at one of the greenest buildings in the US - the SF Public Utilities Commission. Details in backer updates. RSVP to follow.**
**ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Kickstarter backers will be able to buy tickets for the Festival in a Pre-Sale on April 27**
We are so excited this is our 4th year. We only made it this far because of people like you. Our donors are our backbone, you are essential to making sure we reach an even bigger audience in 2014.
This year we’re moving to the Roxie Theater for the 4th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival (May 29 - June 4) and we want your support to give young people in the Bay Area the opportunity to get involved.
We are the Bay Area’s largest showcase for films about people and the planet. The week-long Festival presents a vibrant line-up of 50+ ground-breaking new international films.
And in addition to the great movies, we bring together an array of social events, workshops, panels, and awards. We will have over 70 filmmakers/guest speakers and 30 local community partners.
All focused on bringing people together to watch films and engage on the most pressing environmental issues of our time.
Kick-start our new project to bring compelling environmental films to Bay Area students.
This year we have a new youth program to bring the work of young filmmakers to the big screen - Future Filmmakers Going Green. We will have a showcase of short films made by local youth that will inspire audiences to live eco-sensitive lives.
We want to help more local, middle or high school students learn about environmental issues and meet with festival filmmakers and speakers.
If we meet our goal, an additional 150 free tickets will be made available for local students to see our Festival films.
Back us and you’ll be joining our community of eco-savvy, fun-loving, movie-goers and be among the first to hear Festival news as it breaks.
And we have some cool rewards as an appreciation for your support.
- Hear film and guest announcements before anyone else!
- Buy Festival passes, voucher packs, Opening Night and hot tickets before anyone else in our exclusive Kickstarter backer pre-sale.
- See your name up in lights on the big-screen!
- Get the Festival program first and mailed directly to your home, before it hits the streets.
- Be a part of our community that's making a difference - we can't do this without your support.
Take a look at last year’s SFGFF highlights to get a taste of what's to come this year. We will be announcing the full 2014 Festival Program on April 29.
Risks and challenges
The risks that we will not fulfil our commitments are very low. The Festival dates are confirmed and we are currently on hard deadlines for programming, festival events, printing, etc. The rewards are tightly tied to scheduled activities that will definitely occur during the Festival.
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. We wanted to use Kickstarter to bring in new donors and supporters to support this particular project.
Another challenge we face is keeping the rewards 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 rewards that are both fun and fair at each level.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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