Please note: We’ll require proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test for all in-person events. Click here to learn more about our vaccination, testing, and mask policies.


Please contact us here if you require any assistance with early seating and/or assisted-listening devices and check in with on-site staff once you arrive.

If you require effective communication in the form of an ASL interpreter, please contact us at least 10 days prior to the screening(s) you will be attending. If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please reach out to [email protected]

Please refer to the MVFF Streaming FAQ for answers to common issues, or email [email protected]


If you have arranged for a Festival badge, we encourage you to pick up that badge before the Festival starts. No badges will be mailed this year due to covid safety protocols.

Thursday, September 30 – Wednesday, October 6
2:00 – 8:00 pm

Mark Fishkin Room
1112 Fourth St, San Rafael

Please bring a valid photo ID and either proof of full vaccination or negative covid test.

If you cannot pick-up your badge pre-festival, you must pick it at the Smith Rafael Film Center box office during the Festival. You will need to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative covid test within 72 hours before being admitted into a venue. Badges will not be available for pick-up at any other Festival venues during the Festival.


POET AND THE BENCH 11 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley
CINÉARTS SEQUOIA  25 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER  1118 Fourth St, San Rafael
BAMPFA  2120 Oxford St, #2250, Berkeley

Physical box office locations are open one hour before the first screening each day to 15 min after the last show starts. Tickets are also available here at mvff.com.

General $16.50  |    CFI Members $14
Seniors $15
Students $8
Shorts programs $10
Youth (12 & under) $8

You must bring a valid photo ID that corresponds with the name on the credit card used to purchase tickets.

At noon, on the day of the show, tickets may be released for at rush in-theater screenings (i.e. screenings for which the advance tickets have sold out). Should they become available, noon release tickets will be available for purchase online on the show’s page.

Rush tickets (day-of-show tickets) often become available 15 minutes prior to showtime for shows that no longer have advance tickets for sale. The Rush line forms outside each venue one hour before showtime. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis approximately 15 minutes prior to showtime. No discounts.

All ticket orders are final. No refunds, exchanges, substitutions, or reprints. MVFF is not responsible for lost, stolen, forgotten, or damaged tickets, or tickets misdirected by the post office. We will refund your ticket(s) if you are unable to attend a screening due to your (or someone in your household) COVID-19 exposure, or due to community conditions that require a screening or event cancellation.


[email protected]  |  (877) 874-6833

Consent to be photographed/filmed: California Film Institute and its representatives may photograph, film, and/or otherwise record attendees at all festival activities. By attending, you consent to such photography, filming, and/or recording and to any use in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity and without compensation for the use of your appearance, voice, and name for promotional and/or advertising, or any other purpose by California Film Institute and its affiliates and representatives.