Community Partnerships in 2017

Academy Award-winning Frayser Boy (right) with students at the CFI Education screening of Take Me To The River. Photo credit: CFI Staff

The California Film Institute values the partnership of local organizations who help build mutually beneficial connections within the beautiful Bay Area community we call home. We thrive when we work together, sharing CFI programs and events with new audiences and promoting the great work of many organizations and businesses to our dedicated patrons.

Thanks to these wonderful organizations, we work collectively to build a more engaged and more inclusive community. We share passions and visions for the future, and we use the power of film to inspire, educate and entertain on topics that are important to our community. Partnerships happen year-round through our programs at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, CFI Education, our inaugural DocLands Documentary Film Festival and the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Thank you to the following incredible organizations who we partnered with in the first quarter of 2017.

First Quarter Partners for Smith Rafael Film Center programs:

  • Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley – Science On Screen: My Love Affair with the Brain
  • SF Jazz – Birdman Live!
  • Osher Marin JCC – Wrestling Jerusalem
  • Marin Humane Society and Marin Friends of Ferals – Kedi
  • Marin Theatre Company – Love & Taxes
  • French Heritage Society – Frantz

First Quarter programs co-presented by the California Film Institute:

  • Clear The Air Film Festival
  • International Rivers – Day of Action for Rivers
  • Jewish Film Institute – JFI Winterfest, Bang! The Bert Berns Story
  • Osher Marin JCC Kanbar Performing Arts Center – Winternights Music Festival
  • Noise Pop Music Festival – The Art of Listening
  • SFFILM – Citizen Kane
  • SF Green Film Festival Opening Night Film – Evolution of Organic
  • San Francisco Sketch Festival – A Salute to Peter Bogdanavich, The Kentucky Fried Movie

First Quarter Partnerships with CFI Education:

  • Take Me To The River Education Initiative – CFI Education Screening for Bay Area students
  • 1000 Mothers To Prevent Violence – CFI Education Public Community Screening of Newtown

Community Partner Participants & Exhibitors at CFI Education’s 9th Annual Environmental Youth Forum:

  • 350Marin
  • Amazon Watch
  • David Brower Center
  • Center for Biologic Diversity
  • Conservation Corps NorthBay
  • Communities for A Better Environment
  • Cool Blocks SF
  • EARTHWORKS: Protecting Communities and the Environment
  • Fisheye Project
  • Heirs to Our Oceans
  • International RIVERS
  • Marin Clean Energy
  • Marin County Community Development Agency
  • Marin Recycling and Resource Recovery
  • Marin Sanitary Service
  • Northern California Bats
  • Outdoor Engagement Coalition
  • Planet Bee Foundation
  • Plastic Pollution Coalition (a project of Earth Island Institute)
  • The Story of Stuff
  • Transition Earth ( a project of Earth Island Institute) population
  • Wildcare
  • World Wildlife Fund
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