The Results Are in For MVFF40: See The List of Winners


The Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF40) ended its ten day run on Sunday, leaving us with a host of audience favorites and notable films to keep an eye on in the coming months. MVFF40 is a film festival presenting and honoring new films and their filmmakers from across the globe; each year the MVFF40 hosts over 200 filmmakers from 50 countries and screens a lengthy list of newbie directors and Hollywood heavyweights, highlighting some of the best and brightest and launching them into the zeitgeist.

The festival just released the official audience favorites, honoring the likes of Dee Rees, Simon Curtis and Agnès Varda. MVFF40’s award winners often go on to a good showing during awards season, giving us a glimpse at surprise contenders and likely Oscar locks. See the full list of audience favorites below.

MVFF40 Winners: Audience Favorites

Overall Audience Favorite: “Mudbound,” Dee Rees

US Cinema- Gold: “Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin

US Cinema- Silver: “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig

US Cinema Indie- Gold: “Quest,” Santiago Rizzo

US Cinema Indie- Silver: “The Light of the Moon,” Jessica M. Thompson

World Cinema- Gold: “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” Simon Curtis

World Cinema- Silver: “The Invisibles,” Claus Räfle

World Cinema Indie- Gold: “An Act of Defiance,” Jean van de Velde

World Cinema Indie- Silver: “The Divine Order,” Petra Volpe

Valley of the Docs- Gold: “Kim Swims,” Kate Webber

Valley of the Docs- Silver: “City of Joy,” Madeleine Gavin

Mind the Gap- Gold: “Faces, Places,” Agnès Varda

Any wins surprise you? How do you think this will affect the rest of awards season? Let us know in the comments below!