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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 […]

Lodge at Tiburon Sweepstakes

Win A Night’s Stay at The Lodge At Tiburon and Dinner at Tiburon Tavern!   Become a new member of the California Film Institute TODAY (Friday 09/30/16) and be entered to win a sweepstakes from The Lodge at Tiburon and Tiburon Tavern! New CFI memberships are 20% off through the end of October! USE PROMO CODE: 2016DD TO UNLOCK DISCOUNTS All new members who sign up […]

August 2016’s All-Girl My Place | My Story Workshop

CFI Education has been holding an annual all-girl workshop as part of the My Place | My Story program for the last six years. We introduced the program after noticing that girl students had a difficult time opening up around their male peers during the storytelling portion of the workshop. We wanted to create a […]

CFI Green Initiative

The Earth is our most precious resource, and it is up to all of us to protect it.  At the California Film Institute, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and embedding sustainability practices throughout the organization. We recently presented our 5-Year Sustainability Plan at the final REV Sustainability Circle, a comprehensive 6-month peer-learning program […]

Mind the Gap: Women | Film | Tech

Did you know: In 2014, women comprised just 17% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 (domestic) grossing films. This is the same percentage of women that were working in these roles in 1998. -Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State […]

Indie Lens PopUp Community Screenings

During the school year, the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center enriches the Marin community by bringing students, educators and film lovers together for free film screenings and community-driven conversations that feature documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens.   Recent screenings have included Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution with former Black […]

Science on Screen

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs in the computer related field. Less than 29% will be filled by Americans, and less than 3% will be women. In March, the California Film Institute was one of 19 independent theaters across the country that participated in the second annual National Evening of Science on Screen, […]

My Place | My Story Premiere

Imagine sharing the thing that is most personal to you. Now imagine sharing it on the big screen in front of your family, friends and strangers. That is what five students did at the My Place | My Story premiere at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in March. The students shared their deeply […]