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MVFF41 Early Bird Ticket & Membership Packages are on sale now through August 30th – Opening Night and Closing Night Packages, Ticket 12-packs, Membership Packages, and All-Access Passes are all available now for the best deals on the hottest tickets at MVFF. All-Access Passes (Bronze and Silver) prices will increase after July 15, so be sure to get the very best deal on all the Festival has to offer, including Line A access to all screenings, reserved seats, complimentary food and beverage in the filmmaker lounges, Big Nights, panels, parties, and more! Visit mvff.com/earlybird for all the information and to purchase your tickets or membership today.
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In other Mill Valley Film Festival news, MVFF was honored at a special How Women Lead event on June 20 for the Festival’s gender equity initiative Mind the Gap: Women | Film | Tech, a festival-wide celebration and call to action, focused on the intersection of film and technology. This evening also marks the announcement of the California Premiere of Robin Hauser’s new documentary bias, to be screened at MVFF41 in October.
The evening honored Robin Hauser, who also made Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, as well as the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Mind The Gap initiative (50:50 women-led storytelling) for contributions in advancing women’s narratives and issues.
Accepting the award on behalf of the Mill Valley Film Festival was Director of Programming, Zoê Elton, whose leadership and curatorial prowess has been moving the needle forward in showcasing female forward programming at the Mill Valley Film Festival for decades. Now a formal initiative for the California Film Institute (CFI), Mind the Gap strives to be a catalyst for change behind the scenes, as well as on screen. Its commitment is to ensure that by 2020, 50% of films screened at MVFF are directed by women. 50/50 by 2020. It’s achievable. And it’s step one.
How Women Lead, a diverse network of more than 8,000 women leaders, teamed up with leading Bay Area women to discuss the difficult topic of unconscious biases and how they impact our daily lives ¬– our relationships, justice system, technology, and film both in front of and behind the camera. The evening’s robust conversation, moderated by NBC TV’s Investigative Reporter Vicky Nguyen, included a panel with the Mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, Intel Vice President and General Manager, Sandra E. Lopez, venture capitalist Jenny Lefcourt, entrepreneur and special advisor to X: The Moonshot Factory, Julie Hanna, and award winning filmmaker Robin Hauser. The program focused on select clips from Robin Hauser’s film bias, a provocative documentary that exposes the surprising ways in which unconscious bias perpetuates inequities in our social groups, workplaces, and communities. It explores groundbreaking research, driven by advances in technology, revealing new ways of uncovering bias and what it will take to produce change. bias will have its California premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October.
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The Mind The Gap Summit will take place on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at the Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley. Mark your calendars for this important day full of panels, presentations, networking, and discussions revolving around achieving gender equity in the film industry and tech sector.
Finally, we’re excited to announce this year’s Outdoor Movie Night on Angel Island – Disney/Pixar’s Coco on July 21! This family-friendly event is produced in partnership with the Angel Island Conservancy and will include live music, games, and more! For more information, please visit angelisland.org/movienight/