CFI NextGen was launched in 2019 as a forum for young professionals to socialize and network around a common interest in film.

CFI NextGen members enjoy year-round access to special events in San Francisco and Marin, including: special screenings, invitations to cocktail parties and receptions with actors and filmmakers, panel discussions, educational events and invites to exciting programs at the 42nd Mill Valley Film Festival, Oct. 3-13, 2019.

CFI NextGen members will receive special invitations to Mind the Gap programs which identify and explore the most compelling issues facing women in the film industry.

CFI supports its mission to celebrate film as art and education by presenting the annual MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL and DOCLANDS Documentary Film Festival, exhibiting film year-round at the non-profit CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER and building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through CFI EDUCATION.


  • Access to special screenings, panel discussions and filmmaker/actor Q&A’s
  • Special invitations to Mind the Gap star-powered Panels and Master Classes at MVFF40
  • Invitations to cocktail parties, receptions and events in Marin and San Francisco year-round
  • Early access to purchase tickets to the Mill Valley Film Festival (October 5-15)
  • Associate-level membership for the California Film Institute


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