5 Days, 14 Programs, 1 Incredible Experience


Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, pass holders, moviegoers, speakers, filmmakers, staff and more who made the 2022 festival possible.


Congratulations to our winning films:

  • Best Feature – The Man in the Basement
  • Best Documentary – Jewish Jail Lady and the Holy Thief
  • Best Short – The Inspector
  • Audience Choice – Farewell, Mr. Haffmann





The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara produces the Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival specifically to celebrate the diversity of Jewish history, culture, and identity while hoping that the films and their stories will resonate beyond these settings and speak to universal experiences and issues that confront our common humanity.