THE MVFF EDUCATION PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

All MVFF Education programs are available for FREE exclusively to school groups and K-12 students. All programs will be available for the full duration of the Festival (October 8–18) and open to schools anywhere in the U.S., unless otherwise noted.

FREE EDUCATIONAL SCREENINGS & PANELS

CFI Education presents 10 days of free online screenings of 17 different narrative features, documentaries, and shorts programs curated from the Mill Valley Film Festival program, with selections for grades 1–12 in a variety of subject areas. Most screenings will include pre-recorded Q&As with filmmakers, as well as a series of new curriculum resources featuring discussion questions, lesson plans, suggested activities, and tools for film analysis and filmmaking skill building.

For the first time this year, we will also be offering a series of panel discussions. Most will be available as pre-recorded events for you to easily integrate into your class curriculum. Our panel on democracy will be presented as a live weekend event, which students can be assigned to attend on their own. 

With no field trips to plan and no buses to schedule, the online MVFF experience will be much simpler to navigate, with greater flexibility for viewing and discussing films. Almost all of the film programs will be available for the full duration of the Festival (October 8–18) rather than at specific dates/times, so you can plan your viewing around your schedule and give your students more time to watch on their own.  

Just like in the theater, there will be capacity limits on some films (set by the distributors or producers), so we recommend registering early.

FILMMAKERS GO TO SCHOOL (FGTS)

For a more interactive festival experience, we will also be continuing our popular FGTS program, connecting our filmmakers with your students in real time to discuss and answer questions about their film and the art and craft of filmmaking. After viewing a festival film online, we work with you to schedule a FGTS Virtual Visit on Zoom, where your students (maximum 25) can engage in a live online discussion with the filmmaker. If you are interested in having your class take part in the FGTS program, please fill out our FGTS interest form and we will do our best to match you with an appropriate filmmaker. Filmmakers are matched with classes on a first-come, first-served basis.

CFI EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT MVFF ARE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM

NANCY P. AND RICHARD K. ROBBINS FAMILY FOUNDATION

RESONANCE PHILANTHROPIES