For a limited time, August 1 – 23, 2013, CFI members and the general public can purchase advance ticket passes and packages for the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), presented annually by the California Film Institute (CFI).

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Advance Ticket Packages can be purchased online at:

Attend the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival as the ultimate VIP! The Fast Pass gives all- access to every film and event, guarantees no waiting in lines, and offers you a reserved seat at every festival screening. This is the only pass that allows total access to star-studded events, as we honor the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Billy Bob Thornton, Stevie Nicks, Helen Hunt, Annette Bening, Amy Adams, and Robin Williams. Enjoy concierge booking service and recommendations, simply RSVP through a private system, and show up 15 minutes before the film. Fast Pass holders have VIP access to every MVFF event, including films, panels, Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpieces, the private Opening Night VIP Reception, Opening Night Film and Gala, Closing Night Film and Party, and Filmmaker Lounges. Fast Pass holders will be invited to a private launch of the MVFF36 program. Additionally, the Fast Pass offers year-round membership benefits including 20 invitations to private pre-release screenings and events. This donor-level pass offers acknowledgement as a Bronze Level Supporter in publications and on-screen. The MVFF Fast Pass is non-transferable and for one person only.

PERFECT FOR A PAIR OF PARTY HOPPERS & FILM FANS Want to hit the parties and get tickets for your must-see films? The Cinema Benefactor Package includes two tickets to your film choice for MVFF Opening Night Film and Gala, and Closing Night Film and Party, plus two tickets to the private Opening Night VIP Reception. You'll also receive 16 MVFF Film Vouchers to redeem early for your choice of regularly priced films. You'll also have access to Filmmaker Lounges, preferred entry lines, and advance ticket purchasing for the festival. Additional year-round membership benefits include invitations to private pre-release screenings.

A GREAT DEAL FOR THE ULTIMATE FILM LOVER This package of 12 MVFF Film Vouchers gives you the flexibility to redeem for tickets to any regular festival screenings (does not include special events) as soon as the on-sale date hits. (And if you're a member, you can redeem your vouchers before tickets go on sale to the general public—a great reason to join.) The tickets can be shared with friends. This is a great way to cover some serious festival ground at a good price.
$120. MEMBERS (Valued at $138) $145. GENERAL PUBLIC (Valued at $168)

A COMBINATION OF THE CINEPHILE PACKAGE AND YEAR-ROUND DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP You love film, and definitely want that pile of tickets offered by the Cinephile Package, but want an upgraded experience at the Festival too. Take the plunge to treat yourself and a guest to a Director’s Circle Package, with access (for two) to preferred entry lines at all Festival screenings, access to the Filmmaker Lounge to rub elbows with the artists, a VIP screening and party during the off-season, and more. The Director's Circle Package includes 12 MVFF Film Vouchers that can be redeemed for regularly priced festival screenings (does not include special events). Director’s Circle members are offered early access to the MVFF box office. Year round benefits include 12 invitations to private pre-release screenings. $400. MEMBERS & GENERAL PUBLIC (Valued at $493)

TWO TICKETS FOR OPENING NIGHT FILM & GALA IN CORTE MADERA This year, you're in for a treat as we incorporate the historic 620-seat Corte Madera Century Cinema into our family of Opening Night Venues. The yet-to-be announced 2013 film is sure to follow in the grand tradition of recent Oscar-winning films, such as Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and The King's Speech (2010). Following the screening, join us to mingle with the stars. Past package buyers have toasted in good company with high-profile guests such as Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Tom Hooper, and Clive Owen. Enjoy delicious local cuisine and flowing spirits under the big tent hosted by the upscale Corte Madera Town Center, our newest home of the always- memorable Opening Night Gala. Opening Night is held Thursday, October 3, 2013.
$205. MEMBERS (Valued at $240) $220. GENERAL PUBLIC (Valued at $260)

TWO TICKETS FOR CLOSING NIGHT FILM & PARTY IN SAN RAFAEL The Festival closes in grand style at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. The neon glow of the historic Rafael will light the way for this year's yet-to-be announced film, on the heels of past audience favorites such as Life of Pi (2012) and The Artist (2011). After the screening, relax with Festival friends old and new in San Rafael. Boasting a rockin’ vibe of fresh local food and drinks paired with legendary music, it's sure to be a night of unforgettable celebration. Past guests have included director Ang Lee, Emily Blunt, and Jeff Daniels, and hopefully this year, you, as well!
$130. MEMBERS (Valued at $150) $145. GENERAL PUBLIC (Valued at $170)
Single Tickets for all screenings and events go on sale Saturday, September 14, 2013. CFI members can purchase single tickets in advance of the general public beginning Sunday, September 8, 2013.

About the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival
Presented by the California Film Institute, the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival runs October 3-13, 2013 at the CinéArts@Sequoia (25 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley), Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael) and other venues throughout the Bay Area. Tickets are $14.00 (CFI Members, $11.50), unless otherwise noted and are available for purchase starting on September 8 for CFI or MVFF Fast Pass holders, Premier Patron and Cinema Benefactors only; September 9 for Director’s Circle and above; September 10 for Gold Star and above; September 12 for all CFI Members only and September 14 for the general public. For tickets and additional information, please visit or call 877.874.MVFF (6833).

About the California Film Institute
The nonprofit California Film Institute celebrates and promotes film as art and education through the presentation of the Mill Valley Film Festival and year-round exhibitions at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, film distribution by CFI Releasing, and building the next generation of filmmakers and audiences through the CFI Education program. For more information or (415) 383-5256.

As a nonprofit arts organization, CFI relies on the generosity of its community to sustain not only the Festival, but also the year-round programs of the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center and CFI Education. The invaluable support of our sponsors, foundations, and individual donors ensures our continued success as we celebrate our 36th year.

CFI is once again proud to acknowledge the leadership support of Christopher B. and Jeannie Meg Smith, and the continued major support of Jennifer Coslett MacCready, Ken and Jackie Broad Family Fund, The Bernard Osher Foundation, the Gruber Family Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation, the Christine Zecca Foundation and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. We are also fortunate to have the continued contributions of the following Major Sponsors of the Mill Valley Film Festival: Wells Fargo, Maroevich, O'Shea & Coghlan Insurance Services, Frantoio Ristorante and Olive Oil Co., Zaentz Media Center/A Wareham and Development.