MIND THE GAP AT MVFF42
Mind the Gap, Mill Valley Film Festival’s gender equity initiative, was on full display this year. Keeping true to its 50/50 by 2020 pledge, the Festival proudly featured 48% of Festival films directed by women!
Headlining the Mind the Gap initiative was our 3rd Annual Mind the Gap Summit, a day featuring presentations, panels, and networking, lead by an extraordinary line-up of thought leaders in the film industry.
The focus this year was Money. We heard from keynote speaker Anna Serner, the visionary CEO of the Swedish Film Institute on “Gender Equality—for Who?”; filmmakers Pratibha Parmar and Jennifer Siebel Newsom on the topic of pay equity; and directors Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) and Olivia Wilde (Booksmart) discussing how we invest in women’s stories.