Check Out the SBIFF 2019 Film Studies Program

Are you interested in working in film? If so, we wanted to share a great opportunity with you. Participating in a program like this is not only educational, it’s also a great resume builder and a chance to network with industry professionals.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Annual Film Studies Program is approaching. SBIFF offers this three-day symposium open to all undergraduate students from around the United States. The program emphasizes film appreciation, criticism, and analysis. Lead by SBIFF sanctioned film educators, participating students experience a packed program with access to SBIFF’s many events and opportunities, including:

  • The opportunity to view some of the 200+ films with priority access.
  •  Attend the highly acclaimed Panel Series, where notable industry professionals come together for discussions spanning directing, producing, writing and women in the business.
  • Hear guest filmmakers participate in intimate Q&A sessions.
  • Partake in private sessions with filmmakers and national media professionals in a classroom environment.
  • Experience the red carpet at one of SBIFF’s Tribute Events – an hour and a half of raw conversation about the honoree’s career.

The Film Studies program offers a unique mix of guided and self guided opportunities, allowing students to maximize their experience at the festival, while still pursuing their individual interests.

NATIONAL STUDENTS:
All accepted students from OUTSIDE Santa Barbara County will receive complimentary:
– Priority Festival access
– Overnight accommodations Thursday through Sunday
– In town transportation
– $500 travel stipend

To Apply, you must submit the following no later than November 14, 2018:
– Application
– Statement of Intent
– Unofficial Transcript

Here is a link to the application on SBIFF’s website.

By Marissa Shallcross
Marissa Shallcross Assistant Director, Liaison to School of the Arts Marissa Shallcross