MiIND THE GAP, our gender equity initiative, amplifies and champions work by women filmmakers, changing the narrative that shapes our culture. We are committed to the goal of 50/50 by 2020—50% women directors across all Festival sections by 2020. We found no shortage of amazing women making terrific films, and incredible female-forward storytelling for this year’s festival: MVFF42 showcases 48% women directors.

MIND THE GAP SUMMIT

THE MONEY ISSUE: MONEY AND POWER, MONEY AND FINANCING, MONEY AND PAY EQUITY

Saturday October 5
9:00am – 4:00pm  |  Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley & Sweetwater Music Hall

Money: it drives our lives. It drives the business of film, and yet, it’s often the thing we are most reluctant to talk about. For women particularly: fundraising, pitching, financing, getting paid equally— it’s tough out there. Join us for an intensive session of presentations, discussions, panels, and networking led by an extraordinary line-up of thought leaders and creatives in the film industry. Speakers include Anna Serner, Swedish Film Institute; fiction filmmakers Kasi Lemmons and Olivia Wilde; documentary filmmakers Jennifer Siebel Newsom; women and hollywood founder Melissa Silverstein; representatives from Pixar, Reframe, and Seed & Spark. This is an amazing opportunity to engage, connect—and be inspired. Space is limited—register early (fee includes lunch).

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A limited number of scholarships are available – to be considered, please complete this form.

NO TIME TO WASTE: BETTY REID SOSKIN

FILM SCREENING AND AWARD PRESENTATION

Saturday October 5
2:45 – 4:00pm  |  Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley

Following lunch, the summit is capped by the presentation of our Mind the Gap Award to Betty Reid soskin and a screening of NO TIME TO WASTE, a new documentary that pays tribute to her life’s achievements, focusing on her legendary talks as a Ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. Soskin is an author, composer, singer, activist, entrepreneur, historian, blogger, and public speaker. and at age 98, she is the oldest national Park Ranger serving the United states. She is a true national treasure.

We regret to announce that U.S. Parks Ranger Betty Reid Soskin will not be able to attend the October 5 screening of NO TIME TO WASTE, the documentary that pays tribute to her life’s achievements. Betty recently had a minor stroke—she is out of rehab, resting at home and focused on her healing. We will nonetheless still celebrate her remarkable life at the screening, joined by filmmaker Carl Bidleman. Our Mind the Gap Trailblazer award will be presented to Betty at a later date. We send healing thoughts to Betty and wish her a speedy recovery.

2019 MIND THE GAP AWARDS

The award honors people whose work has helped close the gender gap in the film industry and in our lives. Recognizing talents both above and below the line, the Award celebrates their groundbreaking achievements and acknowledges their importance as role models.

LAURA DERN

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

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ANNA SERNER

VISIONARY LEADER OF THE YEAR

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BETTY REID SOSKIN

TRAILBLAZER OF THE CENTURY

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