In the latest blockbuster example of a return to some degree of normalcy, one of the biggest artistic events on the Mill Valley calendar returns – in full – this fall as the 44th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival is set for Oct. 7 to 17.

In doing so, it will return to in-person screenings at the CinéArts Sequoia in Mill Valley and Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael for the full 11-day duration of the festival after a year of a mixture of visual screenings and several drive-in screenings in San Rafael MVFF organizers also said the festival will offer select screenings at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).

“The 2021 Festival will continue to build on its reputation as a world-class festival, celebrating the best in American Independent and International cinema alongside high-profile and prestigious award contenders and continuing MVFF’s tradition of delivering the season’s most anticipated films,” festival organizers said. “In addition, the festival will continue to showcase meaningful documentaries, films for the entire family, and an exciting selection of short films.”

Organizers will host the annual Big Reveal and Preview events in person, with California Film Institute donors and members catching an early glimpse of the festival program, as well as Opening Night and Closing night premieres, in addition to a Member Reception and a Filmmaker Lounge with visiting filmmakers.


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