Santa Marina Film Festival values your privacy and wants you to know that you can trust us with your information. This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. This is important — we hope you will take time to read it carefully.


Film Submission Data – when you submit a film for us to consider your name, email address, phone number and other information about your film, including synopses and screener links will be stored by our submission partners (FilmFreeway and other platforms).

Online Data — when you submit a film for consideration, data is shared between Santa Marina Film Festival and our submission partners in order for us to be able to complete the film selection process. Your e-mail address can also be added to our mailing list. If your film is successful in being screened at the festival your data will be entered into a Google Sheet with access restricted to all relevant members of staff, volunteers and jury members. If your film is selected, we will also input the film information on our website and social media.

Santa Marina Film Festival have implemented appropriate technological measures to protect against accidental loss, destruction, damage, alteration or disclosure.


When someone visits our website ( we use a number of third party services to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, types of devices used, and length of time on pages.

Cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, device used, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.


You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies may result in the disabling of certain functionality and features of our website.


GDPR set’s out the principle that personal data shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes for which it was obtained.

Santa Marina Film Festival has the following data retention period – 5 years.


When you submit your film to Santa Marina Film Festival your e-mail will be entered in our mailing list. We use mailing list: to share information such as upcoming festivals; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We also gather statistics around e-mail opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our marketing. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list by e-mailing to


We may update review and update this policy.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. E-mail your request to