10-10-10 Screenwriting and Filmmaking Competition

Sponsored by Final Draft and Mary Beth Riordan

The annual 10-10-10 (Ten Days – Ten Crews – Ten Films) Screenwriting and Filmmaking Competition began in 2004 and we are excited to host it once again this year. The Competition is a highly successful educational program developed by SBIFF to provide a platform for seasoned industry professionals to share their wisdom and honed expertise to the newest generation of aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters. Those professionals, over a span of several months before the festival, lead and mentor each of the 10 film crews to prepare them for their various productions. On the Opening Day of the Annual Film Festival the teams are released, beginning their 10-day window where they must film and edit their individual productions. On the Closing Day of the Festival, the 10 productions are screened before an audience of hundreds and are judged for both Filmmaking and Screenwriting criteria.

Since its inception, 10-10-10 has given hundreds of student filmmakers and screenwriters the opportunity to present their original work before peers and professionals alike, creating a truly unique experience for the aspiring auteur. High school and college Filmmaker contestants compete within their own age groups and an overall winner will be chosen from each. Similarly, student Screenwriter contestants also compete within their age group and an overall winner will be chosen from each. We are thrilled to announce that once again, the final productions will be presented at a screening open to the public in the historic Arlington Theatre on the closing day of the Festival. We hope to see you there!


32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival
February 1 - 11, 2017