Calabasas Film Festival

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Calabasas Film Festival
LocationCalabasas, California, United States

The Calabasas Film Festival is an independent film festival that screens approximately 40 films each year. It is held in Calabasas, California [1] , The Edwards Grand Palace, The Commons at Calabasas and Viewpoint School. It takes place over the course of a week in September. During the week of the festival, there are screenings, Q & A's, and filmmaker workshops throughout.


The festival is a non profit based on student screenings and events that has major film premieres, student films, and documentaries.[2]

The Inaugural Calabasas Film festival was held in September 2014 and included the US debut of the major film The Equalizer (film) starring, Denzel Washington and Chloë Grace Moretz. Film producers were in attendance and had a Q&A following the film's screening.[3]

In 2015, the festival welcomed Colin Hanks for his directorial debut of All Things Must Pass, the story about the rise and fall of Tower Records. Other screenings have included: Marauders (2016 film), starring Bruce Willis, Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story, and The Birth of a Nation (2016 film) directed and produced by Nate Parker.[4]


  1. ^ "City of Calabasas".
  2. ^ "Calabasas Film Festival Website".
  3. ^ "Lights Camera Calabasas". The Acorn Newspapers by Sylvie Belmond. September 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "3rd Annual Calabasas Film Festival". Calabasas Style Magazine Pg.48-49. December 2016. Archived from the original on 2015-09-20. Retrieved 2017-07-02.

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