Born and raised in Los Angeles, Malik Vitthal graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

He co-wrote his feature directorial debut IMPERIAL DREAMS, which was developed at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab and the Jerusalem International Film Lab. IMPERIAL DREAMS premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award: Best of NEXT <=>. Vitthal is developing his second film at the Torino Film Lab.


(Visiting Faculty teach for the MFA in Film Program on an ad hoc and irregular basis.)

Selected work

Stefon Bristol

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Annie J. Howell

Core Faculty, MFA in Film

Nina Davenport

Faculty Co-Chair, MFA in Film

Shaina Feinberg

Faculty, MFA in Film

Josephine Decker

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film