Carl Reiner
A star of American comedy, Carl Reiner was born in 1922 in The Bronx. After attending a drama workshop at the age of 16, he knew he wanted to be in show business. He is well known for acting, directing, producing, as well as being a recording artist. Mr. Reiner has won eight Emmy Awards (for acting, writing, and producing) and a Grammy Award.

In 1948 he made his TV debut in the series “The Fashion Story”, but the show didn’t last long. His first regular series was “The Fifty-Fourth Street Revue” in 1949. Mr. Reiner’s Broadway debut was the same year in the musical “Inside U.S.A.” that ran for 399 performances. His formal writing career began with “Caesar’s Hour”, at the same time he was working on a semi-autobiographical novel “Enter Laughing” which was published in 1958 and later turned into a movie in 1967.

In 1960, Mr. Reiner worked with Mel Brooks on “The Steve Allen Plymouth Show”, where their routine of “The 2000 Year Old Man” became a huge success and won them a Grammy Award. “The Dick Van Dyke Show” was a major success for which he won five Emmys (three for writing and two for producing).

California Independent Film Festival
The California Film Festival (CAIFF) is excited to present another year exhibiting a diverse array of films from around the world. The festival has also honored actors and filmmakers including Richard Dreyfuss, Martin Landau, Cloris Leachman, Tony Curtis, Rita Moreno, Diane Ladd, Penny Marshall, Ed Asner, Tippi Hedren, Barry Morrow, and others. The festival takes place at the New Rheem Theatre in Moraga, The Orinda Theatre, and The Castro Theatre in San Francisco. For more information about the festival visit

Started in 1997, CAIFF is a premier showcase for independent, foreign and mainstream films.

CAIFF attracts a world-class audience!
Filmmakers from around the world
Entertainment industry executives
Hollywood Celebrities
Film Enthusiasts
World Wide Press

Mill Valley Film Festival
Since founding the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1977, Mark Fishkin has shepherded this once small, three-day showcase into an eleven-day, internationally acclaimed cinema event presenting a wide variety of new films from around the world in an engaged, community setting.

The festival has an impressive track record of launching new films and new filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a filmmakers' festival by celebrating the best in American independent and foreign films, along side high-profile and prestigious award contenders.
Five of the last six films that have gone on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture (Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech, The Artist, Argo, 12 Years a Slave), were screened at MVFF with filmmakers and cast members in attendance.

Each year the festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers, representing more than 50 countries. Screening sections include World Cinema; US Cinema; Valley of the Docs; Children’s FilmFest; a daily shorts program; and Active Cinema, MVFF’s activist films initiative. Festival guests also enjoy Tributes, Spotlights and Galas throughout.