October 2014


Celebrating its 15th year, The Malibu Film Festival ® is a premier showcase for U.S. and international independent film, held each October in Malibu, CA. Malibu Film Festival caters to savvy, affluent individuals who care about the finest offerings. Malibu Film Festival brings together people, films and filmmakers among an affluent and powerful community. Each year Malibu Film Festival is coveted among the residents of Malibu as well as the surrounding cities. Known for its quality cutting-edge programming, Malibu Film Festival attracts an affluent, local, national and international consumer base, while maintaining strong ties with the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

Malibu Film Festival ®
A program of the non-profit Malibu Film Foundation, the Malibu Film Festival has introduced Los Angeles area audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past decade.

In addition to showcasing a diverse spectrum of films, tributes and galas. Malibu also offers seminars with industry professionals including Directors, Screenwriters, Producers and Women's Panels, as well as provocative Q&A sessions with a diverse selection of filmmakers.

Malibu Film Market ®
A dedicated venue at Malibu Film Festival where industry personnel meet with filmmakers to strike distribution or production deals.

The culmination of the Malibu Film Festival is the Awards Ceremony. The competition juries, comprised of individuals from the worldwide film community with original and diverse points of view, select films from both the documentary and dramatic categories to receive a range of awards. Decided by Festival goers' ballots, Audience Awards are bestowed upon films in each of the Festival's competition categories.

Malibu Film Festival®
A program of the non-profit Malibu Film Foundation, the Festival has introduced Los Angeles area audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past decade. The 2013 Malibu Film Festival sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors Lilly Lawrence, Wolk & Levine, LLP; Leadership Sponsors – Brosnan Family Fund, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Malibu Lumber Yard, Glimcher, Nobu Malibu, Stella Artois; Casamigos Tequila, [Yellow Tail]; Sustaining Sponsors – Quiksilver, SIR, Studio 116, Britten Banners, Line 204, Steel Deck, VER, American Hi-Definition, Dolby, Patch Malibu, Malibu Life & Style, Kit Pearson Photography and Alex In The Kitchen. Local sponsors include Gracee Arthur, Marla & Peter Rosen, Mary Lou Saeby, Diana Benzaquen, Dave Osman, Karen Crystal. Malibu Film Festival recognizes critical support from the City of Malibu as the Festival Host City. The support of these sponsors and organizations will defray costs associated with the Festival and the nonprofit Malibu Film Foundations’ year-round programs for independent film and the animal rescue services provided by L.A. River Horse Rescue.



Malibu Film Festival will continue utilizing social media throughout the course of the festival. Malibu Film Festival will use both Facebook and Twitter in order to enhance the festival experience for festival attendees, filmmakers, and press.

• Both Facebook and Twitter will serve as valuable resources, providing up to the minute information on program changes and announcements. With these tools, festival attendees will be given many new ways to actively participate in events and activities. There will be many exciting opportunities to win film tickets, tribute tickets, and festival memorabilia. Malibu Film Festival also encourages everyone to share their favorite moments, films, and photos as the festival progresses, many of which may be reposted or tweeted.
• For filmmakers, these tools will be utilized to both promote their film at the festival, and also to network with other filmmakers and industry insiders in attendance.
• Members of the press should also take note as these tools will be used to make valuable announcements and highlight published coverage.

For more information follow Malibu Film Festival on Facebook (facebook.com/malibufilmfestival) and Twitter (@MalibuFilmFest)


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