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CFI Education provides students of all ages and diverse
backgrounds the opportunity to learn about themselves
and the world through film.

For 37 years, the Mill Valley Film Festival and the California
Film Institute have pioneered creative film programs for the
community, providing year-round screenings, interactive
sessions with film pro- fessionals, and hands-on workshops
to introduce students of all ages to film as a vibrant tool of
creativity, communication, and cultural experi- ence. CFI
Education serves students as well as families, teachers, and
adults throughout the Bay Area. 

 

 

 

CFI EDUCATION PROGRAMS

A PLACE IN THE WORLD
A seven-film, eight-month curriculum for 100 students from diverse schools in the East Bay, San Francisco, and Marin. Students examine in- ternational films addressing universal coming-of-age issues with filmmaker and documentary subject Q&As.

ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH FORUM
Hundreds of students, grades 1–12, from around the Bay Area, participate in a two-day forum of film screenings, Q&As with filmmakers and subject experts, and panel discussions examining pressing environmental issues. The forum has an “active cinema” component wherein representatives from environmental groups provide information about the work their organizations do.

COMMUNITY CINEMA
Multigenerational monthly daytime screenings fea- ture previews of hard-hitting, topical documentaries, followed by discussions with filmmakers and special guests. Attendees include school groups and
community members, all engaging in dialogue with the speakers. Presented in partnership with ITVS and PBS’s Independent Lens and P.O.V. series.

CFI EDUCATION AT MVFF
CFI Education hosts free screenings for schools, drawn from a se- lection of festival films, often fol- lowed by Q&A sessions with guest filmmakers.

FILMMAKERS GO TO SCHOOLS
Throughout the year—but particularly during MVFF—CFI Education matches schools with filmmakers for classroom presentations and this year at Microsoft at the Village at Corte Madera.

MY PLACE | MY STORY
Five-day intensive workshops for youth from under- served communities use film as a visual storytell- ing technique and a tool for empowerment. Youth are referred from various community social service agencies. Students write and film their own personal stories. Programs take place in Marin, the East Bay, and San Francisco. My Place 2.0 brings graduates from former workshops back to hone their skills.

SUMMERFILM
This is a series of three programs for young adults aged 13–18 who are interested in the film industry on all levels. They learn how to watch, critique, and understand tricks of the moviemaking trade. 


Learn more about how you, your school, business, or organization can participate in CFI Education.
415.383.5256 x135  |  education@cafilm.org  |  cfieducation.org 


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