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MVFF Active Cinema films are united in their commitment to explore the world and its issues, engage audiences, and transform society. After the credits roll and the lights come up, onscreen images continue to have significant impact. Transforming ideas into action is what Active Cinema is all about! 

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Discover a world of inspiration in Active Cinema. Join us for Active Cinema screenings throughout the Festival, support the grassroots activism of filmmakers, and engage with admirable work by special guests, co-pre- senters, and Active Cinema partners. 

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ACTIVE CINEMA PANELS

ACTIVE CINEMA TOOLKIT: UPGRADES FOR CHANGE
Saturday, Oct 11, 12:30 pm
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center 

A dynamic panel of filmmaker-innovators will discuss their work and practices—in transmedia storytelling, participatory technology and other tools—and discuss ways that new platforms can support filmmakers and their efforts to use the power of story to inspire quantifiable engagement.

INVITED GUESTS:
Helen Demichiel - filmmaker, writer (Love Lunch CommunityTarentella MVFF 1995); former Executive Director, NAMAC
Wendy Levy - Director, New Arts Axis; Senior Consultant, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program; Co-Founder, Sparkwise; Executive Director, NAMAC 
Zeresenay Mehari - filmmaker, writer (Difret, 2014) 
Kenji Yamamoto - editor, producer (Rebels with a Cause, MVFF 2013, Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives, MVFF 2010) 
Denise Zmekhol - filmmaker (From the Ground to the Cloud, MVFF 2014; Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops, MVFF 2009; Children of the Amazon, MVFF 2008)
Christiane Robbins (moderator) Filmmaker/Director (The Bauhaus Ranch & Edendale); Founding Director/Professor, Matrix Program-Inter-Media, USC; Collections include: MOMA & the Whitney Museum of Art. Leaves Little to be Desired (MVFF1991), MVFF Videofest trailer (1985), Perfect Leader (1984), Leaving the 20th C (1982).

ACTIVE CINEMA: THE INVISIBLE PEAK - A SCREENING, DISCUSSION AND CALL TO ACTION
Saturday, Oct 4, 3:30 pm
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center 

Gary Yost and Peter Coyote’s beautiful, compelling short film, The Invisible Peak, was made for the National Parks Conservancy to inaugurate the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative’s efforts to restore and maintain Mt. Tam— and in particular, efforts to remove the remnants of the old military base on top of the West Peak.

Invited Guests:
Peter Coyote - actor, author, and activist
Liza Crosse - Marin Municipal Water District board member
Gary Yost - filmmaker, activist 

NETWORKING IN NATURE

ACTIVE CINEMA NATURE HIKE
Saturday, Oct 4, 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Free - All are welcome
Tennessee Valley, Mill Valley

Meet at Tennessee Valley trailhead parking lot. Hike to the ocean. Share ideas and the view.
Some of the best information is garnered in peer-to-peer connec- tions. Join Festival staff and guests to hike and exchange ideas and wisdom on filmmaking, filmmaker resources, activism, and strategies for action.
Bring water and sunblock, wear good hiking shoes. Get some fresh air and fresh ideas with filmmakers, friends, and cinephiles during this hour-long hike through beautiful terrain. 

Click here for Tennessee Valley info.

 

ACTIVE CINEMA FILMS

CAPTURING GRACE
Directed by David Iverson
Special thanks to our co-promotional partners Dance for PD

 

 

 

 

DYING TO KNOW: RAM DASS & TIMOTHY LEARY
Directed by Gay Dillingham
In association with Drug Policy Alliance

 

 

 

 

FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN
Directed by Karina Epperlein
In association with Hunters Point Family

 

 

 

 

F R E E
Directed by Suzanne LaFetra and David Collier
In association with Destiny Arts Center

 

 

 

 

GARDENERS OF EDEN
Directed by Austin Peck and Anneliese Vandenberg
In association with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Producer Kristin Davis (Sex & the City) will be
in attendance for a Q&A at the Oct. 4 and 5 screenings

 

 

HOW I GOT OVER
Directed by Nicole Boxer
In association with Center Point 

 

 

 

 

IN PLAIN SIGHT
Directed by Erica Jordan
In association with Make a Stand

 

 

 

 

THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS
Directed by John Antonelli, Tom Dusenbery, Will Parrinello
In association with the Goldman Environmental Prize

 

 

 

 

ORIGINS
Directed by Will Parrinello
In association with Seva Foundation

 

 

 

 

RACING TO ZERO: IN PURSUIT OF ZERO WASTE
Directed by Christopher Beaver and Diana Fuller
In association with Bioneers

 

 

 

 

THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Directed by Steven Kochones
In association with Peace Action West