Mill Valley Film Festival Collection

Delve into the history of the Mill Valley Film Festival, a world-class event that has shaped Mill Valley's cultural life


In celebration of the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF)'s 40th anniversary, we've collaborated with the California Film Institute, which produces the MVFF, to add more than 600 photographs, posters, souvenir guidebooks, and other ephemera to our collection. See our research guide for the collection here.

Since its founding in 1977, the MVFF has grown from a small three-day showcase to an internationally renowned event bringing together films, videos, music, and cinema aficionados from near and far. 

We're looking to add more photographs and archival materials from the Festival's earliest years. If you have materials that you would be willing to share, or that you would allow us to copy and return to you, please contact the History Room at 415-389-4292, ext. 4725 or

You can browse many of the items by clicking on the icons below or see more in the History Room.