Submissions for the 2018 SBIFF will begin July 1st, 2017. Deadline dates and submission fees will be listed on that date.

Submission deadlines are based on shipping postmarks. If your entry is processed on WAB during one deadline period but is postmarked during a later deadline period, you will be required to pay the difference between the two deadline fees prior to acceptance.

Submission fees are non-refundable.

All entries must be processed through Withoutabox.

All film submissions must be submited as a region 0 or region 1 NTSC DVD or secure online screeners via


33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Dates TBA