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Mill Valley Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival

United States
phone +1-4 15-5 26 58 39
fax +1-4 15-3 83 86 06
email: mvff@cafilm.org

Director of Programming
Ms. Zoe Elton

Executive Director
Mr. Mark Fishkin

Year of Foundation 1978

Event Date from 08 October 2020 till 18 October 2020

Event Date

in Mill Valley, United States

Sections Official Premieres Selection (features), World Cinema (features), US Cinema (features), Valley of the Docs (documentary section), VFest (video, digital, innovative works), Children’s FilmFest, 5 @ 5 (daily shorts compilations), Animation, Experimental, Official Premiere Section (North American Premiere or US-Premiere)

Terms of Entry California Premiere required; international Premiere preferred; Feature Films (over 50 min.) shorts (less 30 min.); films must have been completed after 1 July 2018

Subtitles English subtitles recommended

Format DCP, 35 mm

Registration Deadline Early Deadline: 17 May 2019 (Features: 45 USD, Shorts: 30 USD), Final Deadline: 14 June 2019 (Features: 55 USD, Shorts: 40 USD), Late Deadline: 28 June 2019 (Features: 70 USD; Shorts: 55 USD)

Attendance Figures 44,000

Participants of the Film Industry Representatives from major American independent distributors regularly attend MVFF, as well as critics, agents, cinema owners. MVFF also follows up with distributors regarding films screened at the festival.

Prizes/Awards Audience Favorite Awards (Narrative);
Feature (US and World);
Documentary Feature;
Children´s /Family Feature;

German Films


Family Films
VEINS OF THE WORLD (DIE ADERN DER WELT) by Byambasuren Davaa (BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion)

Mind the Gap
VEINS OF THE WORLD (DIE ADERN DER WELT) by Byambasuren Davaa (BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion)

World Cinema
UNDINE by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
VEINS OF THE WORLD (DIE ADERN DER WELT) by Byambasuren Davaa (BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion)

Number of Films Shown around 200 films (including shorts); 106 programs, 6 event programs (opening, closing, spotlight, 3 tributes); 53 countries

Media Coverage TV, radio, newspapers; mostly local/regional/national, sometimes international. Trade papers such as Variety, indieWIRE cover the festival

Evaluation Non-competitive festival, pleasant and familiar atmosphere. Wide range of international productions focusing on artistic subjects; interesting panels and conferences. It is produced by the California Film Institute. MVFF's long-term commitment to helping launch independent films, both American and foreign, into the US market has made it the festival of choice for filmmakers.

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