Entrepreneurism & Fundraising: Approaches in Film and Tech panel in full swing at the MVFF41 Mind the Gap Summit with Kelly Egides, Josh Felser, Gerry Maravilla and Helen Russell | Tommy Lau Photography

Delta Air Lines sponsors Jessamy Ross (left) and Michelle Lee (right) join actress Rosamund Pike at MVFF41 | Tommy Lau Photography

Dawn Lyon, Robyn Hauser, Mariah Lichtenstern, Josh Felser, Alison Emilio at the MVFF40 Mind the Gap Summit | Tommy Lau Photography


JOIN critical conversations with over 70,000 Bay Area film and business leaders (men and women) and MVFF audiences who share like-minded goals of increasing diversity and inclusion in the #TimesUp and #MeToo era.

ENGAGE with Hollywood influencers, independent film producers, development and distribution partners to help fund and promote more women.

SUPPORT free film-education curricula for thousands of diverse students age 8-18

PROMOTE your equity goals at the 43rd MVFF, October 8-18th at full day seminars, hundreds of premiere film screenings and industry receptions.


If you’d like to support our gender equity in film initiative, please complete our interest form and let us know how you’d like to contribute.


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Not a business? Give a personal donation to support the initiative. Your gift will help bring filmmakers from around the world to share their stories at MVFF, help with production costs of screenings and events and the outreach for Mind the Gap programs. Click here to make a donation. 

Mind the Gap is a program of the California Film Institute, a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The California Film Institute will provide a formal letter for your records.

Interested in all-access at Mill Valley Film Festival? Check out our donor levels here

Call Liana Bender for more information at (415) 526-5838 or email [email protected]