MIND THE GAP AT MVFF

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT 2019 |  ANNA SERNER KEYNOTE

Gender Equality… for whom?
Keynote speaker: Anna Serner, CEO Swedish Film Institute
October 5, 2019

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT 2019 |  PAY EQUITY

Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Documentary Filmmaker
Pratibha Parmar | Filmmaker, Director
Moderator:  Zoe Elton | MVFF Programming Director
October 5, 2019

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT 2019 |  IN CONVERSATION: HOW WE TELL WOMEN’S STORIES

Kasi Lemmons | Director, Harriet
Olivia Wilde | Director, Booksmart
Moderator:  Melissa Silverstein | Founder, Women and Hollywood
October 5, 2019

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT 2019 |  DISCOVERING NEW STORYTELLERS

Kristen Lester | Director, Purl | Pixar
Rosana Sullivan | Director, Kitbull | Pixar
Lindsey Collins | VP, Development and Producer | Pixar
Moderator:  Erin Lim | BitchTalk Podcast
October 5, 2019

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT 2019 |  REFREAME RISE – THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A SPONSOR

Alison Emilio | Director, ReFrame (Sundance Institute and Women In Film, Los Angeles)
Sydney Freeland | ReFrame Rise Recipient / Film Director
Moderator:  Zoe Elton | MVFF Programming Director
October 5, 2019

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT 2019 |  ASK THE EXPERT

Emily Best | CEO, Seed & Spark—crowdfunding
Daniela Taplin Lundberg | Founder, Stay Gold Features—producing
Moderators: Monique Dismuke and Jennifer Steinman Sternin | Co-Chapter Leaders, Film Fatales San Francisco
October 5, 2019

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT 2019 |  DIRECTORS’ FORUM

Zabou Breitman – Swallows of Kabul
Sippy Chadha – Subira
Chinonye Chuwku – Clemency
Kasi Lemmons – Harriet
Petra Costa – The Edge of Democracy
Sponsored by Netflix
October 6, 2019

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT 2018 |  CONSCIOUSLY INDEPENDENT PRODUCING PANEL

Panel discussion with Anna Paquin, Cerise Hallam Larkin, Michelle Cameron and Chaz Ebert
October 6, 2018

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT 2018 |  DR. STACY SMITH RECEIVES THE MIND THE GAP AWARD

Chaz Ebert presents the Mind the Gap Award to Dr. Stacy Smith, USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative
October 6, 2018

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT 2018 |  50/50 BY 2020 PLEDGE

MVFF’s gender equity initiative with the mission to ensure that women and their work in film is seen, heard and championed
October 6, 2018

SPOTIGHT ON MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL  |   THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER  |  MIND THE GAP AWARD

Presentation of the Mind the Gap Award and Q&A with Maggie Gyllenhaal following the MVFF41 screening of THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER.
12 October, 2018

SPOTIGHT ON KARYN KUSAMA  |   DESTROYER

Q&A with filmmaker Karyn Kusama following the MVFF41 screening of DESTROYER.
10 October, 2018

IAN MCKELLAN  |   WOMEN I HAVE FILMED WITH

From Ava Gardner and Meryl Streep to Mrs. Harold Pinter and Laura Linney, McKellen has worked with the best. This one-hour talk was a unique, never-to-be-repeated event, devised exclusively for MVFF. A great companion piece to his Tribute at the Festival, his presentation highlighted  his work with some of cinema’s most legendary actresses, including Gardner, Streep, Pinter, and Linney as well as Grace Kelly, Flora Robson, Sandy Dennis, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Annette Bening, Lynn Redgrave, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Stockard Channing, Halle Berry, Natasha Richardson, Audrey Tatou, and Cate Blanchett.
MVFF38 | 12 October, 2015

ROBIN HAUSER REYNOLDS  |   CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP

Director Robin Hauser Reynolds’ sat with us to discuss her insightful documentary CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP which explores the information industry and giving voice to the women and people of color inspiring change.
MVFF38 | October, 2015

MIND THE GAP AT THE SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER

ANDREA RISEBOROUGH  |   MIND THE GAP AWARD

A stellar CFI Member Screening of NANCY, featuring an onstage conversation with producer/star Andrea Riseborough and co-star J. Smith-Cameron, followed by the presentation of the Mind The Gap Award from MVFF director of Programming Zoë Elton in recognition of Ms. Riseborough’s fearless vision and creativity.
6 December, 2018

CAPERNAUM  |   CFI MEMBER SCREENING

It was our great pleasure to host CAPERNAUM director Nadine Labacki, composer Khaled Mouzanar and young lead actor Zain Al Rafeea for a moving and compassionate onstage conversation and Q&A following the film with CFI Executive Director and Founder Mark Fishkin
11 November, 2018

THE WIFE  |   CFI MEMBER SCREENING

Glenn Close, director Björn Runge and screenwriter Jane Anderson joined us for an amazing Q&A following a special CFI Member Screening of THE WIFE.
19 July, 2018

ANGELA ROBINSON  |   MIND THE GAP AWARD

What a special evening, the kickoff for our Mind The Gap Honors, which celebrates our gender parity initiative. A special screening of PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN with director Angela Robinson receiving the very first ever Mind the Gap award.
13 December, 2017

MIND THE GAP IN THE COMMUNITY

HOLLYWOOD’S WINNING WOMEN |  LIVE FROM THE BATTERY

Featuring panelists Zoé Elton, MVFF director of Programming; Blue Faust, producer, Spotlight; Connie Nielsen, Actress, Wonder Woman, Gladiator; and Dawn Porter, documentary filmmaker, Bobby Kennedy for President. Moderator: Sandra Lopez, Vice President, Intel Sports
February 26, 2019