Now in its highly successful sixth year, the Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival is a celebration of Jewish film and filmmakers in Santa Barbara!

The Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival is excited to announce we will be awarding a Best Feature and Best Short Film prize for our selected films during the festival. Both prizes will be awarded by jury. Films must have a completion date of 2022 or later to be eligible.

ONLINE SCREENERS ONLY- Please include a link and password (if needed) to view your film online. Links can also be e-mailed to Links will only be used by programming committee and will not be shared or used for exhibition without filmmakers expressed permission.

Works submitted in languages other than English must be formatted with English subtitles.

Works-in-progress and rough cuts can be submitted by the deadline.

If your film is selected, please be prepared to submit a digital still file as soon as possible.

You will be notified of the committee's final decision by deadline as noted.

Filmmakers in Santa Barbara county are eligible for fee waivers if requested. Festival alumni are encouraged to request a waiver as well.

While we would like to provide submission fee waivers to as many filmmakers as possible we are generally unable to at this time. We are a small, volunteer-run organization that depends on income from sources like submission fees to survive. You are always free to request a waiver or discount for special circumstances, but please be aware that will most likely be unable to provide one. Thank you for your understanding.

Participation in the Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations by producers and their agents.


I ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY for the accuracy of the information supplied in this application and I authorize the Festival to reproduce company contact information in its publications exactly as supplied below. The Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival collects personal information supplied in the application solely to facilitate management and administration of its activities and responsibilities as it relates to the film being submitted. By supplying this personal information you consent to its use.

Permission for film clips not exceeding three minutes in length to be used for promotional purposes on television, radio, and the Internet is granted upon entry unless otherwise stated.

By submitting a film via this platform you agree to allow the festival to show the submitted film during the festival with no screening fee paid. Festival will be responsible for outbound shipping only of any exhibition copies. Filmmaker/Producer/Agent will be responsible for inbound shipping.

The person who has completed this entry form has READ and AGREES TO ABIDE BY all regulations and statements provided with this form.

Overall Rating
  • Barry Rosenthal

    just a well-run and very civil joy

    November 2022
  • Katie Green

    We were delighted to be part of the festival this year. Communication was great. We'll be submitting our student films again next year!

    November 2022
  • Amanda Kinsey

    Wonderful festival and audience! Thank you for including "Jews of the Wild West."

    November 2022
  • Zoltán Roczó-Nagy

    It was a fantastic event. Evrybody was very kind and helpfull. Professional communication and organization.
    There was possible to get know other filmmakers on the events. Great networking.
    Thank you the experience!

    March 2019