Mind 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: MVFF41 showcases 45% women directors.
MIND THE GAP SUMMIT
ACHIEVING GENDER PARITY IN FILM & TECH
Saturday October 6
10:00am – 6:00pm | Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley
This full-day intensive session of presentations, discussions, master classes and networking will be led by an extraordinary line-up of thought leaders and creatives in the film and tech industries. Addressing palpable ways to engage in change, speakers include Dr. Stacy Smith, singer/activist Holly Near, Chaz Ebert (Publisher, RogerEbert.com), Shakti Butler (Founder, World Trust), Robin Hauser (filmmaker, Bias), and presenters from ReFrame, Seed and Spark, Google, Lucasfilm. 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.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE LIST OF MVFF41 MIND THE GAP FILMS & EVENTS