Wednesday, November 11, 2009
During October, Marin French Cheese (MFC) sponsored the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF). It was the thirty second film festival for the California Film Institute and the third time that MFC was a major sponsor. The festival ran from October 8 - 18 and exceeded expectations with more than 90 sold out screenings /events and admissions of approximately 40,000.
MFC sponsored the hit South African film, "White Wedding", South Africa's official selection for entry into the Foreign Language Category of the 82nd Academy Awards (Oscars) in 2010. It was very well received by the MVFF audience and tied for its "favorite world feature" award.
Besides being a cash contributor, MFC supplied cheese to the Opening Night Gala at the Mill Valley Community Center and the exciting Closing Night Party aboard the California Hornblower (approximately 1,000 & 500 attendees respectively). Cheese was also handed out to attendees of "White Wedding" and served at several special events for film makers, directors, actors and sponsors.
Other organizations that MFC sponsors are Make-a-Wish, Cinequest (San Jose Film Festival), Marine Mammal Center, S.F. Junior League, Art at the Cheese Factory, Pebble Beach and Food and Wine Show, Pinot Days, and numerous other bay area food and wine events.