In 2021 the IFAFF screened on-line with 103 films from 23 countries, with the hope of a hybrid in 2022, of both physical and on-line. The International Fine Arts Film Festival is a boutique festival that premiered in Santa Barbara, California in 2010; it then occurred as a film festival in Venice, CA in 2015. In 2016 it exploded as an International Fine Arts Film Festival full of shorts plus a few full length features back in fabulous Santa Barbara, California! It may screen at more than one venue, including an outdoor night-time extravaganza. Originally conceived as a festival of films about the fine arts, it now incorporates dance and experimental art forms and approaches, including animation. Seeking a vision that will demonstrate the collaborative nature of the arts, it is hoped to continue that collaboration. The festival in2022 will be totally unique and deliciously awesome on-line and in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Thank you to Maria Mayer for cover art..

All winners will receive a certificate of honor, recognition on the website, in social media, and in all media types available. Each winner will receive a Laurel for use.

Film shorts (35) minutes or less) produced within four years from screening, in English or with subtitles in English, which is mandatory. Original Score will be judged, only if filmmakers indicate it is an Original Score, using those terms in credits on FilmFreeway.

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  • Very happy to have been part of this Festival,  with dance films from my "DFC dance for camera project" (COLONY,  DRESS CODE, HOME 23.20, FLOW, WAITING ROOM ). Being selected/awarded was a great honor. Great communication and feedback. Wish you all the best for your next events.
    Didier Mulleras
    choreographer - visual artist - film maker (France)

    July 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You. And, it was our honor to screen your film! Keep creating.

  • Jasmine Dreame Wagner

    Thank you for including Five Elizabeths in the festival! For a challenging year, you did an excellent job of transferring the event to an online platform. Honored to be included.

    April 2021
  • We were so proud that our short film was selected. Good communication and net working. We won't hesitate to submit our next project.
    Sincerely
    Romain Claris

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much. We really appreciate filmmakers and the effort of creating within the arts.

  • Caeser Pink

    Great festival. Thank you for including our film.

    November 2020
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    Response from festival:

    You are welcome; Keep Creating! It is important to the arts and the world.
    Lynn Holley

  • I really love this festival. I wish I could have come out! Next year hopefully I can visit in person.

    November 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support of this on-line festival. We need more arts in film. Keep Creating!
    Lynn Holley