Streaming Films / In-Person Screenings

LOCAL>> DocLands Documentary Film Festival

Presented by California Film Institute at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

May 07 - 16 2021
LOCAL>> DocLands Documentary Film Festival

Streaming and selected In-Person: films with compelling stories and provocative insights

42 films, 10 countries, filmmaker conversations, DocLands Honors Conversation & DocTalk.

May 7-16, 2021.

Presented by the California Film Institute, DocLands Documentary Film Festival celebrates compelling stories and the provocative insights behind them.

This year’s festival will showcase the best in documentary film from across the world, highlighting festival sections:

  • The Great Outdoors, films that transport us outside to truly appreciate, explore, and ultimately compel us to save and conserve our environment and the wilds of our one precious and precarious planet;
  • Wonderlands, films that lift our spirits through stories of joy, wonder, and possibility; and
  • Art of Impact, films that engage and spark action by sharing stories that open our eyes to the global community and its disparate cultures, politics, personal narratives, and biographies.

Join us both virtually and at the Smith Rafael Film Center, May 7-16, 2021.  See festival guide for schedule details.


$10 – General
$8.50 – CFI members

Streaming Pass:

CA Residents
$139 – General
$99 – CFI members

Non-CA Residents
$129 – General
$89 – CFI members

In-person at the Smith Rafael Film Center:
$13 – General
$11 – Senior (65+) & Youth (18 & under)
$10 – CFI member
(please note in-person screenings at the Rafael have very limited seating, due to safety requirements)

Contact: 415-454-1222


    Official Website

Additional time info:

Streaming:  Available on demand (selected films with scheduled 48-hour windows)

In-Person:  Selected films, see festival guide for schedules



Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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