Green Film Festival Takeover of Piers 15 & 17

Catch six short films and an immersive experience, Walden, for Swiss perspectives on global warming and environmental solutions at the Green Film Festival.

Still Image from Walden courtesy Beauvoir Films.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, California 94111 United States


September 27, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


Free, access to additional "After Dark" programming requires a ticket purchase through the Exploratorium.

Join us as the SF Green Film Festival (September 24-29) takes over the wharf! This unique co-curated evening event will guide guests over a fog bridge across the water and through a labyrinth of interactive eco-art exhibits — with indoor and outdoor screenings of local and Swiss films, talks, drinks, music, and live cinema. The evening includes the USA Premiere of Nature’s Nickelodeons, the West Coast Premiere of the immersive installation Walden, and a series of six Swiss shorts

In light of the current Amazon rainforest fires, Daniel Zimmermann’s Walden (2018) could not be a more urgent reminder of the devastating consequences of our economies on the environment, and the need to rethink our current political and economic systems. In addition, six short films will take the center stage, and appear on individual screens for private viewing through 10pm. 

Entry to swissnex San Francisco for this program is free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is presented as part of the Exploratorium’s “After Dark” event — entry to the Exploratorium event requires a ticket purchase. 

The Swiss program is a Swiss Touch campaign, jointly presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco and swissnex San Francisco in collaboration with the Green Film Festival and the Exploratorium.


6:00pm — opening remarks
6:05pm — The Flood is Coming: Swiss shorts (center stage)
7:00pm — film screening, “Walden”
9:00pm — dj
10:00pm — doors close

Shorts will also run continuously on small screens from 6-10pm. 


Walden — Daniel Zimmerman, Switzerland, 2018, 106 min 
West Coast Premiere 

Through thirteen 360-degree shots, Daniel Zimmermann creates a meditative comment on the absurdity of the economic rationale that underlies our globalized world. Follow the reflective journey of a felled fir tree from a Catholic Monastery in Austria to a mysterious destination in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest.

Swiss Touch

Swiss Touch is an event series and social media campaign pushing Swiss innovation and creative ideas forward, through the participation of prominent Swiss and American stakeholders, a selection of compelling topics and unusual locations. Follow their journey throughout the U.S. at