California Film Institute

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California Film Institute
California Film Institute logo.svg
California Film Institute's logo
Founded 1978
Founder Mark Fishkin
Type Film organization
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center on 4th Street in San Rafael, California.

The California Film Institute, (CFI), is a film organization based in San Rafael, California. The organization exhibits films year-round at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, presents the annual Mill Valley Film Festival and DOCLANDS Documentary Film Festival, and supports the year-round CFI Education Program. The founder and current director of CFI is Mark Fishkin.

Mill Valley Film Festival[edit]

Founded in 1978 by Mark Fishkin, the Festival is held every October, and screens over 200 US and international films for over 70,000 participants.[1]


  1. ^ "Mill Valley Film Festival 1978" (Press release). Mill Valley, CA. 1978.