Malibu Film Festival 2022 combines an in-person festival in Malibu, CA and building upon the success of our 2021 online edition via MalibuFlix.com, an accessible virtual experience for everyone to enjoy. Films officially selected for the 2022 Malibu Film Festival may be presented in Malibu, CA, online, or both — depending on emerging circumstances. While US guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to loosen, Malibu is still committed to the safety of our filmmakers and audiences as our top priority. We will continue to monitor and adapt as circumstances evolve to provide a safe, supportive, and engaging film festival experience for all attendees.

Since 1999, Malibu Film Festival has been recognized as a premiere festival for discovering visionary first-time directors. Honorees and Filmmakers who first presented their work at the festival are now amongst the biggest names in the industry include Academy Award® winning director James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic, Terminator); Academy Award® winning director Bryan Fogel (Jewtopia, Icarus, The Dissident).