2nd Annual San Francisco Food & Farm Film Festival

We are so thrilled to bring you these amazing films that celebrate food and farming while challenging us to deeply explore our food system.  

This year we have three special events in addition to the films: our opening night celebration at Root Division, a closing party at Dandelion Chocolate, and a Saturday brunch at 18 Reasons featuring "Goats & Goatees." Get your tickets today and see you at the Roxie... 

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Farms & The City

FILMS

Shorts program, 100 minutes

Urban farming is flourishing across the United States and around the world. Join us for a celebration of urban agriculture featuring three great new films:

Brooklyn Farmer is the story of the Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farming cooperative, turned an empty rooftop in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard into a functional, and profitable, 2.5 acre rooftop farm. The new project has been called “the largest rooftop urban farm in the world.” Follow the farmers in their first year of production. 

Abalimi, a short film by Marysia Makowska, is a short documentary film about Xhosa women farming in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa. The Abalimi program teaches people to create their own gardens, grow – and potentially sell – their own vegetables, and feed their families.

Growing Cities. Filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

Followed by a short panel discussion led by Eli Zigas, Urban Agriculture Manager at SPUR.

FOOD PAIRING

A tasty treat from a local urban farm (TBD!)