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Date(s) - Sat. Nov 5, 2016
11:00 am - 11:59 pm

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Malibu City Hall Council Chambers / Malibu Civic Theater


17th Malibu International Film Festival returns to Malibu Saturday November 5th with screenings and awards at Malibu Civic Theater followed by an after party hosted and sponsored by Casa Escobar Malibu. Malibu Film Festival is best known for screening new, innovative and compelling films in competition, curated by Malibu Film Foundation and juried in part by the audience. Complementary advanced screening and awards tickets are available now at the festival website

Malibu Filmmaker, Chelo Alvarez-Stehle’s feature documentary “Sands of Silence” opens the Festival. Closing the festival is a collection of short films from the next generation of Malibu filmmakers and artist including “Endings, Inc.” (starring Hopper Penn), “The Ravine” (VFX by Jefferson Wagner), Prettyface” (starring Karsen Liotta and Patrick Schwarzenegger), “Forgiveness” (directed by Satie Gossett), “The Bench” (directed by Cameron Burnett) and Two Bellmen Two (starring Freida Pinto).

Film screenings with filmmaker Q&A begin at 11AM through 9:00 PM. The audience votes on their favorite film. The Awards Presentation is estimated to start at 9:00 PM with awards presented to this years award winners. The festival wraps up with a cocktail after party at Casa Escobar Malibu.


Malibu Film Festival is a non-profit community event made possible by the generous support of our sponsors including Final Draft, Stella Artois, ECHO, Wolk & Levine, LLP, Variety 411, The Local Malibu, Mulberry Love and Casa Escobar.


The Festival is requesting financial support (tax deductible donations) from Malibu residence in the entertainment industry to help sustain and grow the festival. Donations may be made on-line, by check or over the phone via credit card.

#TWEET YOUR VOTE (@malibufilmfest):

Vote for your favorite festival film and help decide the Audience Choice Awards for 2016 Malibu Film Festival. To vote, Tweet: #MalibuFilmFestival plus the “title of film”. See festival website for voting rules. For more info, follow @malibufilmfest on Twitter.

AFTER PARTY (9:30PM – 12M)

The Festival After Party will be hosted and sponsored by Casa Escobar Malibu. Tickets are $25/per person online.

FREE TICKETS: RSVP for FREE advanced tickets to all screenings and events at the festival website



Malibu Civic Theater

23825 Stuart Ranch Rd.

Malibu, CA 90265


Casa Escobar Malibu

22969 Pacific Coast Hwy,

Malibu, CA 90265


For more information including films, trailers and event schedule go to the festival website at

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