SBIFF Giving Guide

Please Help Our Education Programs Continue to Grow!

Dear Film Lovers,

What a year it has been! 2022 marked SBIFF’s 37th year and the in-person return of our world-renowned, eleven day-long Festival to the theatres of downtown Santa Barbara! More than 60,000 fellow film-lovers joined us, invigorating the city with their enthusiasm and love of film.

Even more thrilling was the in-person return of our educational programs! After endless pivots and adjustments over the past couple of years, these programs have emerged more vibrant than ever, with wider reach, expanded content, and fresh additions. Education has always been at the heart of our mission to engage, enrich and inspire people, and our educational programming is a major, year-round organizational priority.

As a non-profit, we rely on your support to offer inspiring, meaningful, and memorable experiences to thousands in our community.

Empathy, curiosity, awareness, comfort, wonder, escape: nothing stirs the human spirit quite like film. We believe the transformative power of cinema should be accessible to everyone—and what a privilege it is working toward that goal!

We are so deeply grateful for you.

In thanks,




Roger Durling
Executive Director
Santa Barbara International Film Festival