The Bay Area will be the home of a first-ever SF Green Film Fest: March 3-6, 2011. Highlights include the west coast premiere of Werner Herzog’s new documentary feature, HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA, described by Variety as as a mesmerizing Walden-like ode to wilderness.

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.

“San Francisco is universally regarded as an epicenter of both the global Green Movement and as an activist and issue conscious film community,” says Rachel Caplan, the Festival Founder and Director. “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 grew out of the need to fill that void.”

Included will be over 60 premieres from around the globe, with an Opening Night Green Carpet Gala kick-off on Thursday, March 3rd at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve. They’re looking for volunteers and founding donors – more @ sfgreenfilmfest.org.

via: press release