We are the best little boutique film festival on an international platform. We seek and screen the most diverse and interesting films limited to the challenging 3-minutes of creativity! Screening on-line in July 2021.
Accepting for selection: Narratives, Animation, Experimental, and Documentary. Enter above on FilmFreeway.
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8th Season Film Festival Screening of the entire Official Selections, with an introduction by Lynn M. Holley, the festival's Founding Director, and the judges.
Winners of 8th Season 3 Minute Film Festival.2020
Dasha Khritankova. Great festival! Great communication, friendly team. I have a very positive with this festival!December 2020
Derlis Alvarenga. Great for meeting and greeting, I had a wonderful time watching the works of fellow filmmakers and animators while attending the festival in Santa Barbara.January 2019
Tyler Cole. I was unable to attend this year, but so honored to be selected. The communication was also wonderful!! August 2018
John Maslowski. I really enjoyed this festival. Lynn is so nice. The screening was outdoors which in Santa Barbara is a beautiful thing.August 2018
Keith Cantrell. Just now getting around to writing this 5-star review, but the 3 Minute Film Festival was so much fun!!! I had never been to Santa Barbara before, so I enjoyed taking a road trip up from Los Angeles when my short film Paddleball Hole screened at the festival. Definitely arrive early so you can explore the beautiful city. I met some wonderful filmmakers at this event, and the festival director Lynn is well-organized and keeps everything running smoothly. Would love to participate again in the future. Thanks for a wonderful festival!
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