A Festival to celebrate the art of Independent & Youth (18 and under) filmmakers!
At the Santa Barbara Indie Film Festival, our mission is to celebrate and elevate the art of independent filmmaking, providing a platform that champions creativity, diversity, and innovation in storytelling. Committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community of filmmakers, artists, and cinephiles, we strive to showcase thought-provoking and groundbreaking films that challenge the status quo and inspire dialogue.
Our festival is dedicated to promoting emerging talent and supporting the independent film industry by creating an environment that encourages collaboration, networking, and the exchange of ideas. We aim to curate a dynamic program that reflects the rich tapestry of human experiences, amplifying voices that might otherwise go unheard.