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, September 1st, 2022 we are featuring Morgan Maassen’s TURBULENCES in which underwater photographer Ben Thouard films under the waves in Tahiti. Showtimes every 15 minutes 5:30pm through 7:00pm. Runtime: 4 mins

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

Past Events:
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