The Best Film Festivals in Marin

For a relatively small county, Marin boasts a truly impressive amount of international and independent film festivals, and they are determined to let everyone experience the diversity that can be found outside your local box office. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is the Mill Valley Film Festival (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Film Festival picks see below.

Our 2023 Arts & Entertainment category sponsor is Gene Hiller.

Italian Film Festival

Since 1985, Lido Cantarutti has been hosting the Italian Film Festival to international acclaim, even going on to be acknowledged by the President of the Republic of Italy for his dedication to showcasing Italian culture through film. While the focus is of course on top-quality Italian cinema, it’s also a place to display filmmakers from Italian-American communities.

Angelico Concert Hall, 20 Olive Avenue, San Rafael,

Marin County International Festival of Short Film & Video

The Marin County Fair has partnered with this award-winning festival to create a free-for-all explosion that can’t be found anywhere else. No past credentials? No problem! The minimal requirements allow anyone with a camera to enter the competition and have the opportunity to wow the massive crowd with their previously unseen talent.

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, 415.499.6400

Mill Valley Film Festival

What started out as a three-day event has sprawled into an 11-day extravaganza of film from around the world. Many filmmakers have been launched from this festival, being showcased with the best of American independent films and foreign films. But it’s not just upcomers that are on display; there’s always a number of high-profile contenders in the mix.

1001 Lootens Pl, San Rafael, 415.383.5256

Tiburon International Film Festival

The Tiburon International Film Festival is focused on strengthening the culture exchange between Tiburon, San Francisco and Marin County as a whole. Its passion for enhancing cultural exchange through film has resulted in a festival that provides a platform for visionary independent filmmakers.

6 Beach Road, 544, Tiburon, 415.251.8433


Gene Hiller: 2023 Best of the County Arts & Entertainment

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Gene Hiller Menswear has been providing American gentlemen with the very best clothing from brands like Canali and Brioni since 1953. Gene Hiller is also it’s own menswear brand designed in-house and manufactured in Montreal, Italy and Spain. Owners Tom Gangitano and Wayne Kaleck share more about their storied business.

What’s unique about your business?
Our business is a community business that extends all around the world. We are not only fashion consultants for our clients, but also their personal concierge service. From securing private drivers for airport transfers, booking hotel stays, making reservations — we do it all. Another element of our success is the longevity of our knowledgeable sales staff, which includes our world renowned tailor shop.
What you love about living in Marin?
Marin is a very beautiful place — its temperate climate, amazing views and diverse communities — it’s no wonder we all love to live and work here.