Santa Barbara Filmmaker Series

The Santa Barbara Filmmaker Series occurs monthly, in conjunction with Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday. During this series, which is free and open to the public, SBIFF opens the doors to its Education Center to showcase the work of a local filmmaker. In addition to being a platform for new films and local talent, the Santa Barbara Filmmaker Series nurtures conversation and community.

On Thursday, March 7th we are featuring Joey Szalkiewicz’s GREETINGS FROM SUMMERLAND.

For almost a century, the coastal community of Summerland, CA, has grappled with the remnants of its industrial past. As the world watches communities far and wide begin the journey down a similar oily path, a local landscape painter and an atmospheric chemist open up about the town’s history… and its critical role in the rapid expansion of the oil Industry.

Showtimes 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm. Runtime: 18 mins

SBIFF’s Education Center is located at 1330 State Street Suite 101. Admission is FREE!

Past Events:

February 1st – Ryan Slattery’s CROSSING THE CHANNEL
January 4th – John Klein’s SOUL OF THE CITY
December 7th – Alana Maiello’s ESFUERZO
November 2nd, 2023 – Kum-Kum Bhavnani’s YOU THINK YOU CAN’T DANC
October 5th, 2023 – Isaac Seigel-Boettner’s THE VIDEO SHOP
September 7th, 2023 – Paul Lynch’s BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT
August 3rd, 2023 – Rachel Myers’ BOURN KIND
July 6th, 2023 – 2023 SBIFF Film Campers Short Films
June 1st, 2023 – Michael Lee, Ethan Takekawa, Meg Kievman, and Emma Holm-Olsen’s WHALE-ROADS
May 4th, 2023 – Leslie Westbrook’s VOCES DE OLD TOWN CARPINTERIA
April 6th, 2023 – Josh Greene’s WAVES APART
March 2nd, 2023 – Gareth Kelly’s LOCALS ONLY
February 2nd, 2023 – Gail Osherenko’s BIRDS OF LOS BAÑOS
January 5th, 2023 – Sky Bergman’s MOCHITSUKI
December 1st, 2022 – Louise Palanker’s MARGARET SINGER: SEEKING LIGHT
November 3rd, 2022 – Nick Zachar’s HOMECOMING: JOURNEY TO LIMUW
October 6th, 2022 – Joey Szalkiewicz’s SONDER
September 1st, 2022 – Morgan Maassen’s TURBULENCES
August 4th, 2022 – 2022 SBIFF Film Campers Short Films
July 7th, 2022 – Nicole Noren’s BETSY & IRV
June 5, 2022 – Colin Rosemont’s UNEARTHED
May 19, 2022 – Gareth Kelly’s FRESH TO FRIGHTENING – THE SHARON GREEN STORY
May 5, 2022 – Isaac Hernández de Lipa’s BUILDING A MOVEMENT: 50 YEARS OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AT UCSB
April 7, 2022 – Graciela Cabello’s BLACK LIKE PLASTIC
February 7, 2022 – Abigail Fuller’s SHEPHERD’S SONG
January 6, 2022 – Alex Astrella’s UNDERDOGS
December 2, 2021 – Robin Bisio’s SUBTLE BODY
November 4, 2021 – Benjamin Goedert’s SANTA BARBARA WEED COUNTRY
February 6, 2020 – Zizheng Liu’s DUMPLING KING
January 2, 2020 – Trevor Lestak’s LOSING GROUND
December 5, 2019 – Michael Love’s BREAKTHROUGH: THE SNOWY PLOVER AND THE OIL SPILL
November 7, 2019 – Karen Kasaba’s THE GARDEN IS SINGING: GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND
October 3, 2019 – Dani Rodriguez’s TRAIL HEADS
September 5, 2019 – Justin Gunn’s CRUISIN’ SANTA BARBARA
August 1, 2019 – Casey McGarry and Chris Price’s CASCARÓN
July 4, 2019 – NO 1st THURSDAY
June 6, 2019 – Russ Spencer’s A MAN’S PLACE