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

Josephine Decker

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Michel Negroponte

Core Faculty, MFA in Film

Risa Mickenberg

Faculty, MFA in Film

Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Stefon Bristol

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Terence Nance

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film