CAPITAL CAMPAIGN #SaveTheArtsMalibu
MALIBU FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
(Malibu, CA) The Malibu International Film Festival (MIFF) announced today the beginning of their capital campaign to save the Arts in Malibu. Malibu is an entertainment industry based community with both the local playhouse up for sale and the local movie theater’s lease expiring, Malibu Film Festival is asking the community of Malibu to help save the Arts before there are no venues for artistic expression left in Malibu. This campaign was met with unanimous approval from the board of Malibu Film Festival. MIFF anticipates raising funds totaling $5 million by December 2018.
The campaign will allow MIFF to expand their current slate of education programs, preserve an important historic landmark, enhance the communal theater experience, and create a cultural HUB for all things film, music and theatre in Malibu. The playhouse will be renamed the after the main donors behind the campaign. Major donors may secure naming rights throughout the property in recognition of their support of the Arts.
"Our capital campaign will make it possible to provide a multi-arts venue for the children of Malibu to explore their artistic abilities and provide a sacred space for local musicians and artists," stated Nicola Carbonetta, President of MIFF.
With a successful acquisition of the playhouse, MIFF's reach will increase to engage, enrich, and inspire children through film, music and theatre. The Malibu Playhouse as the new home will allow for expansion in the current programs and the ability to implement new ones, and to better serve the Malibu community on a year-round basis. MIFF's current ongoing programs include Malibu Film Festival (now in it’s 18th year), the Film Program (a program that works with emerging filmmakers to produce film, TV and new media), and Animal Rescue (a wildlife animal rescue currently located in Angeles National Forest).
The new playhouse/theater would allow service to more Malibu youth and families through programs such as workshops, seminars, free one act plays, free film screening and events. Planned renovations include a world-class sound and projecting systems, a loop system for the hearing impaired, a smart classroom and a music practice room.
A crowd-source funding page is scheduled to launch this month and a fundraising event is coming soon. For more information, and to contribute to the campaign, please click here