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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Film & Video, Single Organization Support

Mission: The california film institute celebrates film and video are and education. Its goal is to present and support emerging and established independent filmmakers whose works address issues relevant to contemporary society. This is accomplished through the presentation of the internationally renowned mill valley film festival, year-round programs at the rafael film center, educational seminars, community outreach programs, and national and international exchange efforts. The mission of the cfi is to celebrate film and video. There is no other medium of the 20th and 21st century that is more powerful than the moving image. At its best, it is the art form that inspires us to explore how we relate to our planet and to ourselves.

Programs: The mill valley film festival is commiteed to providing new and innovative works in film, video, and new media to northern california audiences. This non-competitive events includes around 100 programs of independent features, documentaries, shorts video works, as well as tributes, seminars, interactive presentations and special events. Entry fees and ticket sales help offsett the cost of this educational and promotion of the arts event.

the rafael film center provides various special interest films for education to enable various members of the community to see films about their own concerns and in their own languages.

the cfi education program uses film as a personalized educational tool, promoting openness and a sophisticated point worldview, and expanding classroom topics across borders and disciplines.

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