Dear Filmmakers, below are various options to find more information about submitting your film to us. After reviewing, if you have any other questions, please contact us at programming@sbiff.org. We look forward to seeing your films.

Deadlines and Fees

Submission Opening Date: Saturday, July 1, 202

Early-bird Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2024
Feature Film Submission Fee: $70
Short Film Submission Fee: $50

Regular Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2024
Feature Film Submission Fee: $90
Short Film Submission Fee: $60

Late Deadline and Santa Barbara Filmmaker Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2024
Feature Film Submission Fee: $115
Short Film Submission Fee: $70

Final Deadline: Friday December 1, 2024
Feature Film Submission Fee: $125
Short Film Submission Fee: $80

Filmmaker Notification Date: Friday, January 10, 2025

Festival Dates: February 4 – 15, 2025

Submission fees are non-refundable.