where the heart of film lives
Calabasas Film Festival
21-25 September 2016
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Calabasas, California
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Mission

The Calabasas Film Festival, a non-profit headquartered in the heart of where film lives, welcomes avid film goers, studio executives and key players in the entertainment industry to the ultimate festival experience. CFF is also dedicated to honoring the future of the industry by empowering young filmmakers with a platform for outreach through student screenings and events.

About

The Calabasas Film Festival showcases major film premieres, student films, documentaries and top quality film selections from all genres that are guaranteed to entertain. CFF provides the community an opportunity to connect over mutual passions for film and television while enjoying local culinary arts and entertainment. CFF will always be where the heart of film lives.

Team

We are local award-winning film producers who have produced major studio films, documentaries, animation projects, and are currently involved in one-hour network drama. We have participated as filmmakers in Sundance, Newport Film Fest, and Santa Barbara Film Fest among others. We have executed various celebrity events, including those involved with the Oscars, Food and Wine Fest and movie premieres. 

2016 FESTIVAL FILMS

Schedule

CFF is an exciting festival filled with feature films, cocktail hours,
VIP parties, documentaries, and community. Below is the 2016
festival schedule. Click on the film title for more information.
Day 1
21 Sep 2016
Day 2
22 Sep 2016
Day 3
23 Sep 2016
Day 4
24 Sep 2016
Day 5
25 Sep 2016

SAG-AFTRA NIGHT_THE MONSTER

From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost… THE MONSTER. A chilling and tension-filled experience pits two ferociously strong women against one of the scariest and most shocking...
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PREMIERE NIGHT: STICKY NOTES

US Premiere of STICKY NOTES, a dramatic comedy in the vein of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. An emotionally detached backup dancer living in Los Angeles, returns to Florida to take care...
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STUDIO FILM: MARAUDERS

Q&A with filmmakers and talent following the screening.   CREDITS Director: Steven C. Miller Producer: Randall Emmett CAST: Bruce Willis Christopher Meloni Dave Bautista Adrian Grenier

Documentary Screening: GOLD BALLS

    Q&A with filmmakers following the screening.

Documentary: The Hollywood Shorties

Q&A following the screening with filmmakers.

Documentary: Wheels Over Paradise

  Q&A with filmmakers following the screening.  

CLOSING NIGHT: MANCHILD: THE SCHEA COTTON STORY

Screening followed by Q&A with filmmakers and VIP After Party on the Marafino Family Terrace.     PRIOR to feature doc: WORLD PREMIERE of the ESPN FILMS 30for30 short, directed...
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Student Film Program

We are thrilled to announce the films accepted into the 2016 CFF Student Film Program!  

Festival Location

City of Calabasas

2014 CFF, The Buzz

Courtesy of CTV

Testimonials

I have been to many festivals over the years, but this has to rank in the top 5 of all time. -Paul Siegel, President, Eagle World Media

It felt wonderful being on the red carpet and seeing the film festival for the first time come to fruition. I think our city is a perfect fit for this type of festival and [there will be an] even bigger, better festival going forward. – David Shapiro, Mayor of Calabasas

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2016 Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous 2016 sponsors. If you are a prospective sponsor, welcome!
There are many unique branding and product placement opportunities throughout CFF,
download our Sponsorship Deck or visit our Sponsor Page to learn more.

CFF TEAM

Kelley Fries
Director and Co-Founder

Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing
Movie Treat: Sourpatch Kids

Nicole Fries
Co-Director

Favorite Movie: The Fugitive
Movie Treat: Popcorn with M&M’s

Natalie Khoury
Co-Founder

Favorite Movie: Love Actually
Movie Treat: Milk Duds

Joe Fries
Chairman

Favorite Movie: Chinatown
Movie Treat: Popcorn