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DocLands Documentary Film Festival – On Sale Saturday, April 7!

Tickets go on sale April 7 for our second annual documentary film festival, DocLands, May 3 – 6, 2018. DocLands’s robust slate includes 43 films from 10 countries, the inaugural DocLands Honors award presentation to award-winning filmmaker and photographer Louis Psihoyos (The Cove, Racing Extinction, The Game Changers), over 50 filmmakers from around the world […]

Spirit Awards Win for CFI, Awards Night at the Rafael and Upcoming Special Events!

This past Awards Weekend proved to be a great one for the California Film Institute! On Saturday, March 3, Executive Director/Founder Mark Fishkin and CFI Releasing’s Jonathan Marlow traveled to Santa Monica, CA to join Life and Nothing More director Antonio Méndez Esparza, producer Pedro Hernández Santos and lead actress Regina Williams at the Film […]

Bergman 100: A Weekend with Liv Ullmann

It was the Smith Rafael Film Center’s great honor and sincere pleasure to recently host legend of international cinema Liv Ullmann for a weekend of programs showcasing the works of master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Ullmann’s life has been notably intertwined with Bergman’s since they first met in 1964, instigating a life-long partnership played out on cinema […]