Bollywood CFI

The non-profit California Film Institute celebrates and promotes film as art and education through the presentation of the Mill Valley Film Festival, October 2012, and year-round exhibitions at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, and by building the next generation of filmmakers and audiences through CFI Education. For more information visit

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California Film Institute
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Xanadu Entertainment
Rainbow Pointe Shoes
D'Lynne's Dancewear

Photo Credit: Linda Wilkie,
Minoosh Zomorodinia, Cynthia Pepper

Mill Valley Film Festival 35 Children's Film Festival

Bollywood Live Parade and Plaza Party
Sunday, October 7, 2012
FILM: 11:00 am, Parade immediately following

Immediately following the film Stanley's Tiffin Box on Sunday, October 7 at the Smith Rafael Film Center, join us in an Indian themed parade led by decorated horses around San Rafael (distance designed for little ones) culminating at the downtown Plaza for live Indian music, food provided by Arizmendi Bakery, Mr. Pickle and a performance by the Vandhana Dance Company featuring Kathak dancer, Megan Black.

Bollywood Extravaganza at 142 Throckmorton
Saturday, October 13, 2012
FILM: 11:00 am, Party at 2:30 pm

See the films at the Sequoia in Mill Valley and bring the family to experience our Indian bazaar at the closing party, offering henna tattoos and bindi’s from the Bombay Beauty Bar. Or, take costumed pictures at the Punjab Pix. Better still join in with scarves and learn dance phrases in the Bollywood Ballroom. Enjoy live entertainment in the Taj Theater, featuring the popular band Crunchy Frog , tabla players and youth dancers and 2 short films. Delicious yummy treats to eat and drink from Mumbai Morsels (aka Whole Foods)!

pointing emoticonThe Top 10 Reasons to buy an
All-Access Children's Film Badge:

  1. Admittance to all kid's films, both at the Rafael Film Center and the Sequoia in Mill Valley
  2. Walk in the live, Indian themed parade and enjoy ice cream at the open-air party in the Plaza
  3. Look cool wearing a MVFF 35 special tag
  4. Enjoy the Bollywood extravaganza and bazaar at the closing party at 142 Throckmorton
  5. Learn real Indian dances and join in the show in the Bollywood Ballroom.
  6. Performance by the fabulous live band, Crunchy Frog.
  7. Get a "henna" tattoo at the Bombay Beauty Bar
  8. Beautiful jeweled bindis for all foreheads
  9. See 2 special, short films screened at the closing party

10. A real bargain at just $25.00!

The link to buy your tickets!

Kristy Campbell

Ambassador of Children's Film Festival, MVFF35~

Kristy Campbell is a freelance writer, producer, speaker, and actress and Mom of five ranging in age from 3 to 19. She hails from the Midwest and credits her nurturing nature to her Michigan roots.

Kristy writes about transformation and women’s interests for Maria, and offers insights and humor into tween/teen parenting for Modern Mom and Mommytracked.

Her producing credits include KidsCookUSA, a children’s advocacy program using peer-to-peer encouragement to develop an interest in cooking. Kristy is grateful to serve as the Ambassador of the Children's Film Festival as she believes that imagination, storytelling and film should be a part of every child's life.