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Rebecca Carpenter, director of “The Game Was On,” accepts the Best Local Short award from David Katz, founder of the Malibu Film Festival during the event on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Strange Family Vineyards’ tasting room in Malibu. Photos by Stephanie Chaisson/Surfside News
Director Eamon Harrington (right) accepts the Best of Festival award with producer Veronica Brady at the Malibu Film Festival awards reception at Strange Family Vineyard tasting room on Feb. 15.
(Left to right) Tyler Rice, Ian Gray, Jim Freivogel and producer Ashton Moio, of “The Liquor Store Incident,” gather for a photo at the Malibu Film Festival on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Producer Ashton Moio wins the audience choice short film award for “The Liquor Store Incident.”
Producer Ashton Moio (left) is given the audience choice short film award from Barbara Burke, staff reporter for the Malibu Surfside News.
Director Benjamin Pollack and producer Kelly Pollack were awarded best local short for their film “Out of Malibu” at the Malibu Film Festival.
Costume designer Jules Wood and director/writer Bonnie Foster, of “Butterfly,” pose during the festival awards reception.
Director Matthew Mendenhall (left), bass player Mark “Muddy” Dutton (middle) and producer Jon Cornick, of “Greetings from Unicorn California,” smile during the Malibu Film Festival reception at the Strange Family Vineyard tasting room.
Barbara Burke, Staff Reporter
8:11 am PST February 18, 2020
The Malibu International Film Festival, in its 19th year, captivated attendees and provided an array of premieres.