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6th Green Film Festival palmares

After an incredible week of internationally acclaimed films, visiting filmmakers and guest speakers to delve into some of the most pressing environmental issues, the San Francisco Green Film Festival is over…

2016 GREEN FILM FEST AWARDS

BEST FEATURE: CATCHING THE SUN
Shalini Kantayya, USA, 2015, 75 min
Trainees on a solar jobs program in Richmond, CA, and community activist Van Jones find themselves at the forefront of the emerging solar-powered world.     info

 

BEST SHORT: NATURE RX
Justin Bogardus, USA, 2015, 1 min
A friendly reminder to us Earthly inhabitants of what feels good and what is worth protecting once we take an adventure outdoors.    info

 

INSPIRING LIVES: VIRGINIA MCKENNA FOR BORN FREE
Elsa the Lioness has captured hearts around the globe, not least inspiring star Virginia McKenna’s Born Free Foundation, dedicated to protecting these majestic animals.    info

 

GREEN TENACITY: NOT WITHOUT US
Mark Decena, USA, 2014, 90 min
This timely documentary follows seven grassroots activists to the UN climate talks in Paris and asks what kind of climate deal has been adopted.    info

 

YOUNG FILMMAKER: ESCAPE VELOCITY
James Tralie, USA, 2015, 4 min
A young boy struggles to find beauty in the world around him. He wants to escape from Earth and travel to the far reaches of the beautiful universe.    info 

 

AUDIENCE AWARD: THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL
Holly Morris & Jane Bogart, USA, 2015, 72 min
To us it may be a radioactive “Exclusion Zone” to them it’s their ancestral homeland. In this remarkable tale, a defiant community of women scratch out an existence on Chernobyl’s toxic land.    info