Santa Barbara Filmmaker Fee Waiver Request
SBIFF is a 501C3 non-profit organization. Unfortunately due to the importance of the film submission revenue in operating the Festival we are unable to offer fee waivers. Recognizing the funding challenges that filmmakers face we encourage you to take advantage of the Earlybird deadline.
As one of our community outreach endeavors, there are no submission fees for Filmmakers currently living in Santa Barbara County including student films completed while attending UCSB, SBCC, Westmont and other Santa Barbara schools.
Before submitting on Withoutabox please fill out this application.
Filling out the application does not guarantee a fee waiver. Once we have determined you qualify as a “Santa Barbara Filmmaker”, via email you will be provided with a promotional code for a free submission to input during your Withoutabox submission process.
Promotional codes are only valid for the Earlybird, Regular and Late Deadlines, NOT VALID AFTER NOVEMBER 3rd, 2017.
Once submission fees have been paid they may not be refunded even if you subsequently qualify as a Santa Barbara Filmmaker.
Clearly mark your submission on the packaging that the film is from a Santa Barbara Filmmaker.
Films submitted to the category of "Santa Barbara Filmmakers" are not eligible for competition.
Mailing Address (Must be in Santa Barbara County to qualify)
Not a Student
Do Not Fill This Out