We may be known as the home of the reality family, The Kardashians, but we are also a vibrant film community full of industry professionals that make their living in the film business.

The Calabasas Film Festival, a non-profit headquartered in the heart of where film lives, welcomes avid film goers, studio executives, Academy Members and key players in the entertainment industry to the ultimate festival experience.

CFF 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.

Calabasas Film Festival will always be where the heart of film lives.

Filmmaker Benefits:
- 2 Filmmaker Badges with full access to all CFF screenings and events
- Complimentary Tickets for the filmmaker's screening
- Access to CFF VIP Lounges to network with industry professionals
- Discounted accommodations for filmmakers
- Potential for meet and greets with prominent entertainment industry professionals

CFF's savvy industry filmgoers select Audience Favorite Award Favorite Short Film.

Prizes: TBA

Completion Date:
Films must have been completed no earlier than September 2022.

Exhibition Formats:
Acceptable formats vary by venue and may include (but are not necessarily limited to) DCP, and Blu Ray disc. The festival may request DVD and/or Blu Ray disc back up copies to accompany all exhibition formats if needed.

Prior Screenings:
CFF does not require premiere status. Entries may not be televised or widely available online before September 18th, 2024.

Distribution Status:
CFF does not pay screening fees for films.

Support Materials:
Accepted films are requested to provide an electronic press kit including:
- Production still photos
- Director biography
- Credits list
- All photos should be print-quality

Shipping Costs:
Submitters of accepted films agree to pay for shipping the exhibition copy of their film to CFF to arrive to the festival office at least two weeks prior to the start of the festival, or by the date requested by the CFF technical team (whichever is earlier). CFF covers return shipping of accepted films’ exhibition copies and back up materials only.

Foreign language films must be made available with English subtitles.

*CFF does not provide feedback for films that are not selected for the 2024 program.

By submitting your film for consideration to the 2024 Calabasas Film Festival, you are telling us that you have full authority to do so, that the film is cleared for potential festival exhibition, and that you accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Submitting your film to us constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2023 Calabasas Film Festival. The Calabasas Film Festival is also hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. You shall also indemnify and hold harmless the Calabasas Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • A wonderful festival and great networking opportunity! Would highly reccomend other filmmakers submit in the future and big thanks to everyone involved for selecting our short film!

    October 2023
  • Jessica Redish

    A wonderful festival with classy events and a supportive and enthusiastic community.

    October 2023
  • Oscar Lozoya

    One of my favorite film festivals!! Kelly, the festival director was incredible! Any questions I had, she was very quick to respond. Her whole crew was amazing! The venue in Calabasas was gorgeous and all the films screened were of very high quality. The festival had a party / networking event for the festival pretty much every night. I can't recommend this festival enough!!!

    November 2021
  • Monica Hoenig

    What an amazing festival the Calabasas FilmFestival is. The founders and organizers are absolutely amazing along with all of their staff. They took care of all the filmmakers equally and offered their support and hospitality every time we had any questions. The events were all joyous, the parties were fun, and the food and drinks were top-notch. People were able to meet and network with ease and the screening locations were also gorgeous. Thank you! We will be back next year.

    October 2021
  • We couldn't have been more happier to be screening at CFF this year. A big thanks to Kelley, Nicole, Lucy, and the entire crew. The communication was great and the venue was amazing. We look forward to being back next year!!

    October 2021