In 2022 the IFAFF screened on-line with 103 films from 23 countries, with the hope of a hybrid in 2023, of both physical and on-line, however it will now be on-line only for 2023. With the possibility of only the winners being in person at a later date.

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 and special features back in fabulous Santa Barbara, California! Today it runs as a top boutique film festival internationally.

Originally conceived as a festival of films about the visual fine arts, documentaries about aritsts, it now incorporates dance and experimental art forms and approaches, including animation. Original Score is also an important component; if there is a score just composed for your film, it may automatically be judged, if the credits say Original Score. MUST SAY ORIGINAL SCORE.

Seeking a vision that will demonstrate the collaborative nature of the arts, it is the festival's hope to continue that collaboration. The festival in2022 will be totally unique and deliciously awesome on-line.

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 (25) minutes or less with an extra 30 seconds for credits) produced within four years from screening, in English or with subtitles in English, which is mandatory. As mentioned, Original Score will be judged, only if filmmakers indicate it is an Original Score, using those terms in credits on FilmFreeway.
We do not accept any political, religious promoting offensive material, as determined by the Director. No pornographic material, or gratuitous violence, as determined by the Director.

Once you enter, there is no return of your money for any reason.

Overall Rating
  • Mohammad Mohammadian

    I would like to thank the whole festival team. I congratulate the festival team. It's a great festival.

    September 2022
  • Brian Hollins

    I was honored to have my video OUR LAST FAREWELL selected for the 2022 festival. I found Lynn to be informative and responsive in all of our communications. My only regret was that the screenings were constrained to be online only. I look forward to a continued relationship with this organization going forward with hopefully a future opportunity to visit beautiful Santa Barbara for live screenings.
    Brian Hollins, director

    September 2022
  • beautiful festival and a great experience, thank you!!!

    September 2022
  • Ariel Orama (AG ORLOZ)

    Great festival! We will never forget our wonderful experience with ONE and 2á¸ĤOOM [zu: m]. Bravo!

    September 2022
  • Robertie Valee

    It was a great film Festival. I am very proud to be selected with all the incredible artists all around the world. Thank you.
    Robertie Valee I MISS TOU WHY

    September 2022