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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 03 October 2019 till 13 October 2019

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


World Cinema
BECOMING ASTRID by Pernille Fischer Christensen (SE/DE/DK, DCM Pictures)
DAUGHTER OF MINE by Laura Bispuri (IT/DE/CH, Match Factory Productions)
IN THE AISLES (IN DEN GÄNGEN) by Thomas Stuber (Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Rotor Film, Departures Film)
LEMONADE by Ioana Uricaru (RO/CA/DE/SE, 42film)
RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahlu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)
SUPA MODO by Likarion Wainaina (DE/KE, One Fine Day Films)
THE SILENT REVOLUTION (DAS SCHWEIGENDE KLASSENZIMMER) by Lars Kraume (Akzente Film & Fernsehproduktion, zero one film, Studiocanal Film)
TRANSIT by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)

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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