Film Awards

Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema
Prize: camera package worth approximately $60,000
Award for Best Independent Film, juried by industry professionals.

Best Foreign Film
For the best foreign film, juried by industry professionals

Nueva Vision Award
For the best Spanish-language film, juried by industry professionals

Best Documentary Award
For the best documentary feature, juried by industry professionals

Cinema Nouveau Award
For the best emerging French director, juried by industry professionals

The Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award
Prize: $2,500 cash
For a documentary feature film that addresses social justice issues, juried by a committee selected by the Fund for Santa Barbara

Bruce Corwin Award for Best Live Action Short Film
For best short film, juried by industry professionals. Winning film will be eligible for Academy Award nomination.

Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animation
For best animated film, feature or short, juried by industry professionals. Winning film will be eligible for Academy Award nomination.

Audience Choice Award presented by the Santa Barbara Independent

Awards and prizes are subject to change.