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Interview with A Bitter Legacy’s Claudia Katayanagi

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the relocation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to the United States inland. This order resulted in the relocation of over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry into incarceration camps. In recognition of this 75th anniversary, the California […]

Community Partnerships in 2017

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 […]

Awards Night 2017

Every year the Mill Valley Film Festival provides attendees a first glimpse at potential Academy Award® contenders and the 39th edition did not disappoint! Lucky MVFF audiences previewed 18 Academy Award® nominated films at last year’s Festival before they were released in theaters including (winners in orange): Arrival – with guest Amy Adams Borrowed Time […]

¡Viva El Cine! at MVFF

¡Viva El Cine!  sprung out of extensive audience research in 2012, which highlighted the changing demographic landscape of Marin, and supported the California Film Institute’s long-term vision of celebrating collaborative diversity. We began working with students and families the following year and launched the festival program in 2014. We were thrilled when, in December 2015, […]

MVFF Supports Established and Emerging Filmmakers

Throughout its nearly forty year history, the Mill Valley Film Festival has built a well-earned reputation for fostering and sustaining relationships with emerging filmmakers who have gone on to become established names, from artists Ang Lee and Mira Nair to Gillian Armstrong and David O. Russell. A highlight from the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival […]