To provide educators with additional resources for utilizing film in the classrooms, CFI Education produces study guides for select films that screen at the Mill Valley Film Festival and other CFI programs. Click on the images below to download these study guides for free.


During this period of distance learning and sheltering at home, film is more valuable than ever as an educational resource. But with so much content at our fingertips, it can be challenging to find what’s most useful, enlightening and engaging for your students. We are here to help! Each week we will be adding a new selection of films for grades 1–12 that are readily accessible for streamlining online–either for free, through standard subscription services, or for nominal rental fees. Most of these selections are films we have featured in past CFI Education programs—some you may have missed, some you may have seen but can now share with a new batch of students.
Please let us know if there are film genres, subject areas, themes, etc. you would like us to include in future selections, and share your ideas with us HERE.

Feature-length documentary films from past Mill Valley Film Festival and DocLands Documentary Film Festival programs that cover a range of social and global issues.

A selection of films that were to be featured at our 2020 Environmental Youth Forum prior to its cancellation.

Films from past MVFF ¡Viva el Cine! programs that highlight some of our favorite Spanish-language and Latin American films and stories, with options for all grade levels. 

A selection of shorts, features, and documentaries that amplify a range of black voices and black stories.

A collection of short narrative and documentary films for a variety of grade levels that explore the arts and the art of exploration.