DONOR CIRCLE

The Donor Circle brings together a vital group of individuals who believe in the power of storytelling through film to inspire, educate and entertain.

Your support advances the expression of independent voices of individuals and cultures from around the globe.

By joining the vibrant Donor Circle community you will deepen your knowledge and appreciation of independent film through exclusive access and opportunities, while supporting a world-class independent film nonprofit organization.

Your involvement at the Donor Circle level enables CFI to provide a platform for internationally acclaimed, established and emerging filmmakers to share their stories with our community, offer free programs to thousands of diverse Bay Area students each year, deliver tangible results in gender equity in film, support the sustainability, maintenance, and programming of a historic art house theater, and champion independent filmmakers to make impact nationwide.

In appreciation of your commitment, you will enjoy film premieres, all-access to festivals and film screenings, reserved parking at MVFF Drive-In, as well as invitations to filmmaker Q&As throughout the year.

Invest in the power of storytelling through film today!


"Please count me among your strongest supporters..."  - Francis Ford Coppola

"Showcasing quality independent films in our own backyard!" - George Lucas

The Bronze level is offered in single ($2,750) and dual ($5,500)

BENEFITS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access subscription to MVFF films, Q&As and panels* (online)
  • All-Access to MVFF Drive-In Screenings with RSVP
  • VIP First Look at MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder (online)
  • Access to complimentary MVFF Take-Home Grab & Go Snacks to bring the cinema home with you! *per city/county approval
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience!

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access (online)
  • Discounted DocLands tickets (online)

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Bronze level supporter (online and on-screen)
  • Access to these online At-Home Benefits which include 
    • Discounted tickets to all [email protected] hosted films
    • Free exclusive online member screenings and filmmaker conversations
    • Member content including a series of [email protected] member playlists
  • Invites to ALL free online member screenings!

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) Single $2,609, Dual $5,217

Please check with your tax consultant

*Excludes benefit programs

The Silver level is offered in single ($5,500) and dual ($11,000)

BENEFITS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access subscription to MVFF films, Q&As and panels* (online)
  • All-Access to MVFF Drive-In Screenings with RSVP 
  • VIP First-look of MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder (online)
  • Access to complimentary MVFF Take-Home Grab & Go Snacks to bring the cinema home with you! *per city/county approval
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience! 
  • Curated MVFF Programmer Recommendations
  • Reserved parking tickets at MVFF Drive-In screenings with RSVP*^

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access (online)
  • Discounted DocLands tickets (online)
  • All-Access subscription to DocLands films and panels (online)

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Silver level supporter (online and on-screen)
  • Access to these online At-Home Benefits which include 
    • Discounted tickets to all [email protected] hosted films
    • Free exclusive online member screenings and filmmaker conversations
    • Member content including a series of [email protected] member playlists
  • Invites to ALL free online member screenings!
  • Complimentary access to [email protected] films and Q&As year-round** - 365 days a year!

 

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) Single $5,359, Dual $10,717

Please check with your tax consultant

*Excludes benefit programs

*^ Silver Single receives two (2) reserved parking tickets for MVFF Drive-In, Silver Dual receives four (4) reserved parking tickets for MVFF Drive-In.

**Excludes benefits and films on distributor platforms

If you are interested in becoming an instrumental donor to the California Film Institute at the Donor Circle Platinum level, please contact Liana Bender at 707-363-5403 or [email protected]You can also CLICK HERE to send us a note regarding your interest. 

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access subscription to MVFF films, Q&As and panels (online)
  • All-Access to MVFF Drive-In Screenings with RSVP 
  • VIP First-look of MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder (online)
  • Access to complimentary MVFF Take-Home Grab & Go Snacks to bring the cinema home with you! *per city/county approval
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience! 
  • Curated MVFF Programmer Recommendations
  • Six (6) reserved parking tickets for the MVFF Drive-In

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access (online)
  • Discounted DocLands tickets (online)
  • All-Access subscription to DocLands films and panels (online)

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Platinum level supporter (online and on-screen)
  • Access to these online At-Home Benefits which include: 
    • Discounted tickets to all [email protected] hosted films**
    • Free exclusive online member screenings and filmmaker conversations
    • Member content including a series of [email protected] member playlists
  • Invites to ALL free online member screenings!
  • Complimentary access to [email protected] films and Q&As year-round** - 365 days a year!

 

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) $24,377

Please check with your tax consultant

*Excludes benefit programs

**Excludes benefits and films on distributor platforms

If you are interested in becoming an instrumental donor to the California Film Institute at the Donor Circle Investor level, please contact Liana Bender at 707-363-5403 or[email protected] . You can also CLICK HERE to send us a note regarding your interest.

BENEFITS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access subscription to MVFF films, Q&As and panels (online)
  • All-Access to MVFF Drive-In Screenings with RSVP 
  • VIP First-look of MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder (online)
  • Access to complimentary MVFF Take-Home Grab & Go Snacks to bring the cinema home with you! *per city/county approval
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience! 
  • Curated MVFF Programmer Recommendations
  • Reserved Parking at ALL MVFF Drive-In Screenings
  • Preferred reserved section at MVFF Drive-In Screenings
  • Choose a film to support at MVFF, DocLands, or year-round

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access (online)
  • Discounted DocLands tickets (online)
  • All-Access subscription to DocLands films and panels (online)

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Investor level supporter (online and on-screen)
  • Access to these online At-Home Benefits which include 
    • Discounted tickets to all [email protected] hosted films**
    • Free exclusive online member screenings and filmmaker conversations
    • Member content including a series of [email protected] member playlists
  • Invites to ALL free online member screenings!
  • Complimentary access to [email protected] films and Q&As year-round** - 365 days a year!

 

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) $49,377

Please check with your tax consultant

*Excludes benefit programs

**Excludes benefits and films on distributor platforms

 
If you are interested in becoming an instrumental donor to the California Film Institute at the Donor Circle Leadership level, please contact Liana Bender at 707-363-5403 or [email protected]You can also CLICK HERE to send us a note regarding your interest.
 
BENEFITS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access subscription to MVFF films, Q&As and panels (online)
  • All-Access to MVFF Drive-In Screenings with RSVP 
  • VIP First-look of MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder (online)
  • Access to complimentary MVFF Take-Home Grab & Go Snacks to bring the cinema home with you! *per city/county approval
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience! 
  • Curated MVFF Programmer Recommendations
  • Reserved Parking at ALL MVFF Drive-In Screenings
  • Preferred reserved section at MVFF Drive-In Screenings
  • Choose a Big Night film to support at MVFF, DocLands, or year-round

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access (online)
  • Discounted DocLands tickets (online)
  • All-Access subscription to DocLands films and panels (online)

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Leadership level supporter (online and on-screen)
  • Access to these online At-Home Benefits which include 
    • Discounted tickets to all [email protected] hosted films**
    • Free exclusive online member screenings and filmmaker conversations
    • Member content including a series of [email protected] member playlists
  • Invites to ALL free online member screenings!
  • Complimentary access to [email protected] films and Q&As year-round** - 365 days a year!

 

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) $99,377

Please check with your tax consultant

*Excludes benefit programs

**Excludes benefits and films on distributor platforms

We thank this vital group of passionate film lovers who share CFI’s belief in the power of extraordinary film. Their support is instrumental in sustaining the California Film Institute and its core programs. 

Leadership

Christopher B. and Jeannie Meg Smith
Project No. 9
Jennifer Coslett MacCready
Nancy P. and Richard K. Robbins Family Foundation
Vickie Soulier
Caroline Labe

 

Investor

Anonymous
Jim Boyce Trust and Kris Otis
Ken and Jackie Broad Family Fund
Gruber Family Foundation
Gordon Radley
Resonance Philanthropies
Christine A. Schantz
Michael and Susan Schwartz Fund

 

Platinum

Kamala Geroux-Berry and David Berry
Genuine Article Pictures
Vivian Kaufman Fund
Daniel Kenyon and Michelle Marchetta Kenyon
Mobley Family Fund
Maggie O’Donnell and Josh Floum
Jonathan and Deborah Parker
The Jay Pritzker Foundation

 

Silver

Kenneth Birdwell
Joy Chik
Alice Corning
Stephanie DiMarco
Michael Dyett and Heidi Richardson

Egide Family Foundation
Dennis P. Fisco and Pamela Polite Fisco
Lorrie and Mark Fishkin
Nick Forlenza
Griswold Family Fund, Bob and Alex Griswold
Margaret E. Haas
Lynne Hale
Tom and Barbara Harrison
Andree and John Jansheski
Willa Jefferson-Stokes
Pat Kendall
Caroline Labe
K.C. and Steve Lauck
Catherine and Ted McKown
Kenneth and Vera Meislin
Harrison Miller and Clare McCamy
Stephen and Mary Mizroch
James Mochizuki of Friends Productions
Linda Morgan
Cathy and Robert Nourafshan
Henry Pilger and Mary Mewha
Eric Schwartz and Magda Wesslund
Jack and Judy Sherman
Jann Stanley and Soren Dalsager
Mona Steinberg
Patricia Tanoury
Henry O. Timnick
Sue and Steve Weinswig
Kate Wilson

 

Bronze

Nancy Abodeely
Jane Bay
Dave and Ann Peckenpaugh Becker
Susan and William Beech
Inez Brooks-Myers
Marc and Robin Bussin

Kerry Campbell
Joe and Sue Carlomagno
Leslie Chatham
Tom Cohen and Kristi Denton Cohen
Joel and Justine Coopersmith
Gayle Donsky and Morton J. Stein
Catherine and Peter Flaxman
Janet Fox
Gerald L. and Sheree A. Friedman
Michelle Griffin and Tom Parker
Richard J. Idell and Susan Kornblatt Idell
Elisabeth and Howard Jaffe
Amy Keroes and Jeff Fisher
Sandra Kurtzig
The Kustel Family
Letty Ledbetter
Janice Link

Cindy and John McCauley
Rosemary and Kevin McNeely
Monahan Parker, Inc.
Suki and Russell Munsell
Roberta O’Neale
Lorne and Ilona Parker
Carolyn Cavalier Rosenberg, Dr. Sanford Rosenberg and Media Research Associates
Karen and Harry Rosenbluth
Susan and Joel Sklar
Harold Sogard

Carol Tabb
Phyllis Thelen
Mel and Lois Tukman
Cyrus Wadia
Lucinda Watson
Lisa Williams
Teresa Wolf
Paul Zaentz
Zach and Marlies Zeisler

CLICK HERE to view/download the complete CFI Donor Circle Levels & Benefits grid 

Your support will sustain the mission of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit California Film Institute and its programs:
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center   |   Mill Valley Film Festival  |   DocLands Documentary Film Festival  |   CFI Education  |   CFI Releasing

The California Film Institute’s Federal Tax ID is 94-2498062

We are pleased to accept donations in the form of matching gifts or stock transfers; for more information about ways to give or Donor Circle levels, contact us at [email protected] or (415) 526-5838

In keeping with IRS regulations, the fair-market value of certain membership benefits may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gifts. The value of these benefits will be provided in California Film Institute’s acknowledgment of your gift. Please consult your own tax advisor.

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