Santa Barbara International Film Festival


Roger Durling, Executive Director

Sean Pratt, Director, Operations

Cindy Chyr, Director, Advancement

Michael Albright, Director, Programming

Mickey Duzdevich, Senior Programmer

Benjamin Goedert, Development Manager

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Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Winter (February)

Deadline: Sept. (check website for early and late submission deadlines)

Entry: $55 for features. $45 for shorts. Accepts features, documentaries, and shorts.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. SBIFF offers 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums that transforms beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA into a rich destination for film lovers which attracts more than 90,000 attendees. SBIFF continues its commitment to education and the community through free programs like its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, National Film Studies Program, AppleBox Family Films, 3rd Weekend and educational seminars. In recent years SBIFF has expanded its year round presence with regular screenings and Q&As with programs like Cinema Society, The Showcase and its Wave Film Festivals.