In anticipation of MVFF’s 40th anniversary, we committed to the goal of 40% female directors and female-driven storytelling across the whole spectrum of the Festival—world, US, docs, shorts. MVFF programmers tracked three things: women directors, women creatives (directors, writers, producers), and story: Are the stories female forward? Do the female characters have agency? What we confirmed: There is no shortage of amazing women making terrific films, and there is incredible female-forward storytelling to be found. And: We exceeded our goal—with 44% women directors at MVFF40!
MIND THE GAP SUMMIT
ACHIEVING GENDER PARITY IN FILM & TECH
Mind the Gap at MVFF40 launches with our first ever MIND THE GAP SUMMIT. We hope you’ll join us—and an amazing line-up of female talent. Register early: Space is limited!
This full-day intensive of presentations, discussions, master classes and networking opportunities will be led by an extraordinary line-up of key thought leaders and creatives in the film and tech industries. The program includes a deep dive into the creative process with director Catherine Hardwicke, a panel with the incredible team behind the film MUDBOUND, and presentations by the filmmakers of recent top female-driven movies. Examining the intersections between film and tech and what each can learn from the other, this is an amazing opportunity to engage, connect—and be inspired.
Registration is available for a morning session, afternoon session, or the full day.
SATURDAY, OCT. 7, 10:00am – 6:00pm | OUTDOOR ART CLUB
$75. FULL DAY – Includes networking lunch and happy hour
$40. MORNING – Includes lunch | $40. AFTERNOON – Includes happy hour
Limited number of scholarships available
Tickets not yet available. Tickets will be available for CFI Members beginning Tuesday, September 12 and the general public Sunday, September 17.
Look for this icon in the schedule to identify Mind the Gap programs throughout the festival. At 44% of the program, they’re not hard to find!