Your donation enables the California Film Institute to continue its mission to celebrate and promote film as art and education. The organization is dedicated to offering diverse audiences opportunities to become engaged, enlightened and entertained by the best in independent and international cinema.


CFI Education provides children and young people of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to learn about themselves and the world. With your support, we will offer over 7,000 students and teachers free film education programs.

The Mill Valley Film Festival is a nationally acclaimed festival that connects audiences to visionary filmmakers and artists during a celebration of diverse independent film, music and discussion. With your support, we will continue to
bring some of the world’s most important stories and artists to your community.

The Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center screens the best independent and international cinema year-round in a state of the art non profit movie theater.

With your support, we will continue to bring audiences the international features, documentaries, restored classics, reparatory, short form, and children’s films that would not otherwise be available.

Thank you for considering a year-end gift!

Liana Bender

Development Director • California Film Institute