31st Annual

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

February 03, 2016 to February 13, 2016

 
Category

Short: Local

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 7, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
September 18, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
November 6, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Drop Deadline
December 18, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 65.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 20, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Santa Barbara

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

Before submitting to this category, please e-mail us at programming@sbfilmfestival.org to let us know your local submission is on the way. In your e-mail, please tell us how you are related to the Santa Barbara community.

Local filmmakers are considered as living in Santa Barbara County. Student films completed at schools in the County are also considered as local films. If you are unsure as to whether or not your film qualifies as local please contact us before submitting.

*Santa Barbara County only.*

Once we receive your e-mail we will e-mail you with a code. During the submission process on Withoutabox you can enter this code to receive a fee waiver. This code will only work for your film and cannot be shared. However, you're welcome to pay the submission fee if you'd like, but we cannot refund the fee once it has been paid.

Please clearly mark your submission on the packaging that the film is from a local filmmaker.

Local films, both shorts and features, are not eligible for competition. Your odds of acceptance are much higher if your film is submitted as a local film. You can still receive a fee waiver if you are a local filmmaker but would like to submit to other categories.

Film must have been completed within the last year and be defined as a short film (less than 40 minutes)

All rights must be cleared.

Previous screening information must be filled in, in order to be considered.

No resubmissions of films except for new versions.

Be sure to include your Withoutabox tracking I.D. number on it.

DVDs MUST be clearly labeled with film title on the spine.