Santa Barbara Film Awards is committed to indie film talents from all over the globe.
Our mission is to promote independent films of all genres from all around the world.
To honour the accomplishments of artists, all the winners will be presented with laurels and certificates. Santa Barbara--where the film industry began--has always attracted Hollywood's leading writers, producers, agents, managers, stage, television, and movie talent.
Featuring Oscar-Emmy-WGA Award-winning judges with vital industry connections. Those decision-makers are here in California in search of today's most promising independent film talents.
Submit your projects to our team.
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary short
Best Science Fiction
Best Unproduced script
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Independent Film
1- You must possess the rights to a film or have permission from the owner in order to submit it.
2- To be eligible for the Festival, films must have been completed after 2017.
3- Any foreign film with subtitles must be subtitled in English.
4- There are no refunds on any fees.