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28th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The 28th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival wrapped today at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara.  Once again the festival was able to attract some of the Hollywood's biggest actors, writers, directors and producers along with hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the world. Read More
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'Load' | SBIFF Animated Short 2015

2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Award Winner for Best Animation Short Film! Sinking under the weight of his own memories, a man confronts the questions: Is our past more important than life? What would we give up in order to keep on going? Read More
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SBIFF Opening Night with Henry-Alex Rubin's 'Disconnect'

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival opened tonight with the US premiere of Henry-Alex Rubin's "Disconnect". A sold out Arlington Theatre played host to the film and red carpet event Read More
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SBIFF34 Wraps With Awards Presented to Filmmakers

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival wrapped on Saturday with awards presented to top films. Read More
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2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by UGG®, will return for the 35th edition January 15 – 25, 2020. Read More
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SBIFF - Saturday, February 9th Highlights

It's the final day of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. More free films, a pile of screenings with Q&As and of course the closing night film - Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story. Go support the festival and all the great filmmakers that have shown their films the past 10 days! Read More
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SBIFF - Friday February 8, 2019 Highlights

Just a couple more days left of the 34th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Go see a movie or two. The FREE film is Between the Lines and there are a number of Q&As today! All the highlights are here. Read More
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SBIFF - Thursday February 7th Highlights

SBIFF continues with a Free Filmmaker Seminar a Free Screening, a number of Filmmaker Q&As and the Cinema Vanguard Award Honoring Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther). All the details here... Read More
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Hugh Hefner's After Dark: Speaking Out in America

The freedom to speak out, to express one’s individual ideas, and to be accepted for being different resonates at the heart of “HUGH HEFNER'S AFTER DARK: SPEAKING OUT IN AMERICA.” This documentary features the most cutting-edge personalities and the best and most captivating performances from Hugh Hefner’s landmark TV Series, “Playboy’s Penthouse” and “Playboy After Dark”. Read More
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Wherever You Are (Ovunque proteggimi)

When Alessandro wears his shiny, lucky shirt, he feels stunning. He doesn’t feel his fifty years. After singing for an ungrateful audience, almost every Saturday night, he starts his day at Blu Star Disco. When his mother refuses to lend him some money to impress two young girls, Alessandro loses his mind.... Read More
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SBIFF - Wednesday February 6th Highlights

SBIFF continues with a Free Filmmaker Seminar a couple Free Screenings along with a number of Filmmaker Q&As. All the details here... Read More
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Emma Peeters

An actress plans to commit suicide to finally make something of her life and meets a funeral parlor employee who proposes to help her… for better or for worse. Read More
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SBIFF - Tuesday February 5th Highlights

More free films, Q&As and events including the always popular Virtuosos Awards as the SBIFF continues! Read More
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2019 Variety Artisans Awards

The Artisans Award honors those who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. Read More
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SBIFF - Monday February 4th Highlights

Here are the highlights for Monday, February 4th at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Read More
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SBIFF - Sunday Highlights

Following are some key highlights for Sunday, February 3rd at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival! Stay dry! Spend the day in a theatre or two! Read More
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Melissa McCarthy receives Montecito Award at SBIFF

Melissa McCarthy receives the prestigious Montecito Award, for her starring role in the critically acclaimed feature Can You Ever Forgive Me?. Read More
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Glenn Close receives Maltin Modern Master Award at SBIFF

Glenn Close receives the prestigious Maltin Modern Master Award at the 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Read More
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2019 SBIFF Women's Panel

Women from all stages of film production come together to discuss the unique challenges they have faced and successes they have had in the film industry. Read More
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Viggo Mortenson honored with American Riviera Award at SBIFF 34

Viggo Mortenson received the illustrious American Riviera Award on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019. Read More
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'Far From Home' World Premiere at SBIFF

Sometimes the most beautiful forms of life can thrive in the most unfavorable conditions. Born in the backwoods of Kampala, Uganda, Brolin Mawejje was expected to be nothing more than a shopkeeper like his father. At the age of two, his mother left the family and reappeared nine years later, arranging Brolin’s emigration to the United States to join her in Boston’s suburbia. Read More
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SBIFF Producers Panel

The Producers Panel brings together some of the industry's leading producers to provide insight into the business as well as the creative sides of producing. Read More
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SBIFF honors Rami Malek with Outstanding Performer of the Year Award

Critically-acclaimed actor Rami Malek will receive the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award for his Academy Award nominated work in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Read More
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Outstanding Directors of the Year Award at SBIFF 34

SBIFF honors 5 Oscar Nominated Directors with Outstanding Directors of the Year Award. Read More
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Free Screening of ROMA at the Lobero Theatre

FREE Screening of ROMA followed by a Q&A with Oscar Nominees: Director Alfonso Cuarón and Yalitza Aparicio! Thursday, January 31, 2019, 4:00pm at the Lobero Theatre. Read More
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Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2019

The 34th edition of the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival runs from January 30th to February 9th, 2019. Read More
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Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy opens SBIFF 34

SBIFF 2019 began with the Opening Night Film on January 30th, at the historic Arlington Theatre. The feature film, Diving Deep:The Life and Times of Mike deGruy directed by Mimi deGruy. Read More
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2019 SBIFF Writers Panel

The Writers Panel brings top writers together to converse about what it takes to write a script and about their journeys to the big screen. Read More
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Jessica Lange receives SBIFF's 2014 Kirk Douglas Award

Two time Academy Award winning actress Jessica Lange will be presented with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s (SBIFF) ninth annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM Sunday, November 16th at the Bacara Resort & Spa. Read More
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Santa Barbara International Film Festival Celebrates 30th edition with U.S. premiere of Richard Raymond's "Desert Dancer"

SBIFF 2015 kicks off with the U.S. Premiere of this timely story that tells the true story of a self-taught dancer pursuing a dream in a suppressed society. Read More
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