September 12-16, 2018
where the heart of film lives
 
Calabasas Film Festival
2017 Highlight Reel
September 12-16, 2018   •   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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2017 FESTIVAL FILMS

Schedule

CFF is an exciting festival filled with feature films, cocktail hours,
VIP parties, documentaries, and the community. Below is the 2017
festival schedule. Click on the film title for more information.
Day 1
13 Sep 2017
Day 2
14 Sep 2017
Day 3
15 Sep 2017
Day 4
16 Sep 2017
Day 5
17 Sep 2017

10th Anniversary Screening of TALK TO ME

Outspoken ex-convict Ralph “Petey” Greene (Don Cheadle) talks his way onto the air at a white-owned radio station in 1960s Washington, D.C. Fueled by the new music and social upheaval...
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9:00pm

Opening Night Party

5:00pm-6:30pm

PRIVATE EVENT: Cocktail Hour

VISAGE // WORLD PREMIERE

Seeking to leave his dark past behind, Christian Figo settles down in Los Angeles to try living a normal life. That is until his old comrade Marcus returns, manipulated by...
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LITERALLY, RIGHT BEFORE AARON // LA PREMIERE

After Adam gets a call from his ex-girlfriend Allison telling him she is getting married, Adam realizes he is just not ready to say goodbye. Against the advice of his...
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Series Pilot Screening // UP NORTH

In the New York prison system, it’s just as hard getting out as it is going in. An innocent teenager, an elder convict, and a vicious street hustler fight their...
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9:00pm

VIP After Party

CRASH PAD // WORLD PREMIERE

A hopeless romantic, who thinks he’s found true love with an older woman, learns that she’s married and that the fling is merely an instrument of revenge against her neglectful husband....
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9:00pm

VIP After Party

YEAR OF THE SCAB

During the 1987 NFL strike, teams scrambled to assemble temporary replacements to fill in for their boycotting players. The Washington Redskins were notable for their “scabs,” a collection of cast-offs who nonetheless...
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Shorts Program

WOODY’S ORDER: For the first time, actress Ann Talman performs her solo show for its muse: her brother with cerebral palsy. GOOD CRAZY: A complex chick deals with a vanilla beau,...
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WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, LOU DIMAGGIO

From 1985 to1989 Lou DiMaggio, no relation to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, was a regular at the iconic “Catch a Rising Star” comedy club in New York City. For four...
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ANIMAL CRACKERS // Closing Night

ANIMAL CRACKERS: What would happen if you bit into an animal cracker and turned into…an animal? A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down...
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9:00pm

Closing Night Party

Student Film Program Presented by The LA Film School

2017 LINE UP:   ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2017 WINNERS: Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble: THE DROUGHT POLICE, El Camino, Rocky Mendola, Jordan Peleg, Nico Manuel, Omar Rivera and Michael Arlt Outstanding Achievement in...
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Festival Location: City of Calabasas

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2017 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

 

2017 Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous 2017 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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