September 18-22, 2019
where the heart of film lives
 
Calabasas Film Festival
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September 18-22, 2019   •   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. 

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2018 FESTIVAL FILMS

2018 Schedule

CFF is an exciting festival filled with feature films, cocktail hours,
VIP parties, documentaries, short films and the community. Below is the 2018
festival schedule. Click on the film title for more information.
Day 1
12 Sep 2018
Day 2
13 Sep 2018
Day 3
14 Sep 2018
Day 4
15 Sep 2018
Day 5
16 Sep 2018
5:00pm-6:30pm

Private Event: Cocktail Hour

SPECIAL SCREENING: SONG OF BACK AND NECK

SHORT FILM: LABORATORY CONDITIONS  Directed By: Jocelyn Stamat Written By: Terry Rossio  A physician investigating a missing body disrupts an unlawful experiment. Key Cast: Marisa Tomei, Minnie Driver, Paulo Costanzo...
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9:00pm

Opening Night Party

5:00pm-6:30pm

PRIVATE EVENT: Cocktail Hour

COLETTE

Directed By: Wash Westmoreland Written By: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to...
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WHAT THEY HAD

Directed & Written by: Elizabeth Chomko Bridget returns home at her brothers urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father’s reluctance to let go of their life. Key...
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FUNNY STORY

Directed by: Michael Gallagher After cheating on his wife for a woman half of his age, Walter (Matthew Glave) tries to dump his millennial girlfriend until he discovers that she is...
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Documentary: RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE

Directed By: Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer After decades of hurricanes and oil spills fisherman Thomas Gonzales faces a new threat – hordes of monstrous 20 pound swamp...
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9:00pm

VIP After Party

LOVE, GILDA

Directed By: Lisa D’Apolito In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare...
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9:00pm

VIP After Party

Documentary: LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE

Directed by: Gavin Guerra Since the founding of this country, who gets to vote has been a contested issue. In 2013 a controversial Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting...
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Shorts Program

WENDY’S SHABBAT Directed By: Rachel Myers The short documentary film is about a group of Jewish Senior citizens who celebrate the weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) at the local Wendy’s fast food...
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DOCUMENTARY: Scotch-A Golden Dream

An impressive bottle of fine Scotch is in your hand: from barley to barrel, who made it and how did they do it? For more than a century, Scotch whisky...
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DOCUMENTARY: WOMEN LIKE US

The story of three women as they take an incredible journey across the United States and Kenya, engaging with powerful women leaders who are confronting social injustices. By advocating for and...
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BROTHERS IN ARMS

Directed By: Paul Sanchez Producers: Don Anderson, Lisa Ann Poggi, Paul Sanchez    Charlie Sheen narrates, as cast and crew share their personal experiences making the Academy Award winning film,...
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9:00pm

Closing Night Party

Student Film Program

 2018 LINE UP:  Chaminade: GRADUATES, MOTIVE, BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS, UNDERWATER, TOMORROW Viewpoint: THE PITCH ROOM, LET THEM EAT CAKE, STARFISH, SWEET ESCAPE  El Camino: SMILE YOU’RE ON CAMERA, ENDURING LOVE,...
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Festival Location

2018 Highlight Reel

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

 

2018 Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous 2018 sponsors. If you are a prospective sponsor, welcome!
There are many unique branding and product placement opportunities throughout CFF, contact us to learn more.

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