ACTIVE CINEMA: A CREATIVE SOCIAL ACTION NETWORK
MVFF's Active Cinema films are united in their commitment to explore the world and its issues,
engage audiences and transform society. After the lights come up and the credits roll, the
images ingrained in us can still have an impact:
Transforming ideas into deeds is what Active Cinema is all about.
ACTIVE CINEMA NATURE HIKE
Join Festival staff and guests for a nature hike through beautiful Tennessee Valley in Mill Valley.
- Meet at the Tennessee Valley trailhead at 10:15 am. Bring water and good hiking shoes.
- Get some fresh air and connect with filmmakers, friends and cinephiles during an hour-long hike through beautiful terrain.
- Break for refreshments following our excursion to discuss how film can be a catalyst for change.
Bay Area filmmakers host a hike and skills exchange. Meet, hike and exchange ideas and wisdom on filmmaking, filmmaker resources, activism and strategies for environmental preservation. Some of the best information is garnered in peer-to-peer conversations.
Filmmaker hike hosts: John Antonelli, Tom Dusenbery, Nancy Kelly, Will Parinello, Emmanuel Vaughn-Lee, Kenji Yamamoto
Sunday, October 13, 10:15 am–12:30 pm
All are welcome • Free
MVFF’s popular collaboration with Cinemasports’ Jin Joo returns with an international tournament. Arrive with your crew equipped to create, shoot and edit your masterpiece by the same-day deadline. Teams will vie to finish a short film or music video before sundown with three mandatory Active Cinema–inspired “ingredients.” These might include a water bottle, an elephant or Wonder Woman! Films made by teams in Azerbaijan, South Africa and Taiwan on the same weekend with the same ingredients will screen alongside local productions.
Saturday, October 7, 9:00am
Intro Meeting at Old Mill Park, Mill Valley
FREE • Sign-up required on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sign up online at cinemasports.com
Public Screening: Sunday, October 7, 8:00pm
$10.00 • 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley
ACTIVE CINEMA CO-PRESENTERS
Our co-presenters partner with us in the Active Cinema film series and are actively working to effect change. You’ll find their names on slides following each screening, as well as links to their websites here at mvff.com.
ACTIVE CINEMA CHAMPIONS
Watch for our team of Active Cinema volunteers who will be on-site during the Festival to guide you to our presenting partners and the organizations that address the issues in Active Cinema films.
ACTIVE CINEMA ON FACEBOOK
Join Active Cinema filmmakers and supporters on Facebook and stay connected year-round.
ACTIVE CINEMA FILMS
SEE FILMS, GET INVOLVED!
Discover inspiration in Active Cinema programming by joining us for film screenings and discussions throughout the Festival. Help support our filmmakers and special guests by becoming a catalyst for change.
THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE
Directed by Ken Burns
Directed by Gayatri Roshan and Emmanuel Vaughn-Lee
Directed by Ben Lewin
Directed by Lucy Mulloy
ACTIVE CINEMA SPONSOR