'Load' | SBIFF Animated Short 2015 Image

'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
'Far From Home' World Premiere at SBIFF Image

'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
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Celebrates 30th edition with U.S. premiere of Richard Raymond's "Desert Dancer" Image

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
'Hip Hop-eration' SBIFF Documentary Feature 2015 Image

'Hip Hop-eration' SBIFF Documentary Feature 2015

SBIFF 2015 Audience Choice Award Winner - Who said your grandmother couldn’t be a hip-hop star? These senior citizens may each be almost a century young, but for Kara, (94) Maynie, (95) and Terri, (93) the journey to Las Vegas and the World Hip Hop Dance Championship is just the beginning of a life’s journey. Read More
'A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake' SBIFF Documentary Feature 2015 Image

'A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake' SBIFF Documentary Feature 2015

The Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award Winner - A diverse group of South African actors tours the war-torn regions of Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia to share their country’s experiment with reconciliation. Read More
'Children of the Arctic' SBIFF Documentary Feature 2015 Image

'Children of the Arctic' SBIFF Documentary Feature 2015

2015 SBIFF Best Documentary Film Award winner CHILDREN OF THE ARCTIC is a portrait of five Native Alaskan teenagers growing up in the northernmost community in the United States. As their climate and way of life undergo profound changes, they strive to be both modern American kids and the inheritors of an endangered whaling culture. Read More
'All Cats Are Grey (Tous les chats sont gris)' | SBIFF Feature 2015 Image

'All Cats Are Grey (Tous les chats sont gris)' | SBIFF Feature 2015

2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Best International Film Award Winner! Paul is a detective in his forties. Dorothy, almost 16, is going through a serious identity crisis. Paul lives on the fringe of Brussels’ self-righteous society, while Dorothy has grown up in the heart of this wealthy milieu. What connects them? Read More
2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Winning Films Image

2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Winning Films

The 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG Australia, announced the winners of the 2015 festival competition at a Press Conference and Brunch Saturday morning at the Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort. Read More
'McFarland, USA' with Kevin Costner - Closing Night Film at SBIFF 2015 Image

'McFarland, USA' with Kevin Costner - Closing Night Film at SBIFF 2015

Inspired by the 1987 true story, MCFARLAND, USA follows high school coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), whose job-hopping leads him to predominantly Latino McFarland High School, located in an agricultural community in California’s farm-rich San Joaquin Valley. Read More
'Life After Pi' | SBIFF Documentary Short 2015 Image

'Life After Pi' | SBIFF Documentary Short 2015

2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival winner of the Documentary Short Films Award! Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A.-based visual effects company, won an Academy Award for its work on LIFE OF PI just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. Read More
'Happy Times (Tiempos felices)' | Feature Film at SBIFF Image

'Happy Times (Tiempos felices)' | Feature Film at SBIFF

In this hilarious romantic comedy, Max is a young man involved in a relationship he’s unable to end. After using up all possible resources to break up with his girlfriend, he decides to hire an agency that specializes in ending relationships. Read More
'Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey' SBIFF Documentary Feature 2015 Image

'Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey' SBIFF Documentary Feature 2015

SBIFF 2015 Santa Barbara Features Award Winner - Celebrated actor Hal Holbrook has carved out a prolific career in film, television and theater, but one role, which he has played since 1954, has become indelibly associated with him: Mark Twain. Read More
'Heartbeat' | Feature Film at SBIFF Image

'Heartbeat' | Feature Film at SBIFF

Nova Scotia-based filmmaker Andrea Dorfman (PARSLEY DAYS, LOVE THAT BOY) returns with HEARTBEAT, a tender and charmingly offbeat portrait of a musician’s bumpy road to self-discovery set against the backdrop of Halifax’s lively arts scene... Read More
'Pie Lady of Pie Town' SBIFF Documentary Short 2015 Image

'Pie Lady of Pie Town' SBIFF Documentary Short 2015

Why did a successful Dallas businesswoman leave her charmed life to bake pie in a remote, dusty town in New Mexico? For Kathy Knapp, pie equals love. Read More
'Bang Bang Baby' | Feature Film at SBIFF Image

'Bang Bang Baby' | Feature Film at SBIFF

One of the most brazenly original cinematic voices to emerge from Canada in the last decade, Jeffrey St. Jules is known for his unusual, highly stylized short films, which are stacked with wry humour and cheeky experimentation with form... Read More
2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Outstanding Performer of The Year Award – Steve Carell Image

2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Outstanding Performer of The Year Award – Steve Carell

In FOXCATCHER, Steve Carell plays John du Pont in a career-defining turn. His transformative and immersive performance is nothing short of extraordinary... Read More
2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival American Riviera Award Tribute Honoring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke Image

2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival American Riviera Award Tribute Honoring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke

Boyhood's Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke were presented with the 2015 American Riviera Award. Read More
'Tangerines' Feature Film at SBIFF Image

'Tangerines' Feature Film at SBIFF

There have been Estonian settlements on the Caucasian Black Sea coast for over a hundred years. The 1992 outbreak of the bloody conflicts between Georgia and the Russia-supported republic of Abkhazia forced the majority of Estonians to return to the country of their forefathers. Read More
The Naked Screen (La pantalla desnuda) Image

The Naked Screen (La pantalla desnuda)

Questioning the role of technology in our private and public lives,THE NAKED SCREEN is a relevant portrait of modern day intimacy. When Alex videotapes his girlfriend, Esperanza, as they are making love, an undeniable sense of unease pervades the scene.... Read More
2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Outstanding Directors Award Presentation Image

2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Outstanding Directors Award Presentation

Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), Laura Poitras (CitizenFour), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game). Director Andy Davis is presenting. Moderated by Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter. Read More
'Cure - The Life of Another' at SBIFF Image

'Cure - The Life of Another' at SBIFF

1993, after the Siege of Dubrovnik. Fourteen-year-old Linda has moved back to Croatia from Switzerland with her father. Her new best friend Eta takes her up to the forbidden forest above the city... Read More
'CitizenFour' at SBIFF 2015 Image

'CitizenFour' at SBIFF 2015

In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA... Read More
2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Variety Artisans Award Presentation Image

2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Variety Artisans Award Presentation

The Variety Artisans Award celebrates those who are essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. Read More
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2015 SBIFF Virtuosos Awards Presented

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the year’s standout performers by presenting The 2015 Virtuosos Award to Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Logan Lerman (Fury), David Oyelowo (Selma), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl ), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Jenny Slate (Obvious Child). Read More
'The Truth About Lies' | World Premiere at SBIFF 2015 Image

'The Truth About Lies' | World Premiere at SBIFF 2015

Gilby Smalls is an aimless thirty-something guy in the midst of a total meltdown. When his boss fires him, his apartment goes up in flames, and his girlfriend gives him the boot, he’s forced to move in with his mother, May... Read More
2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Modern Master Award honoring Michael Keaton Image

2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Modern Master Award honoring Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton receives the 2015 SBIFF Modern Master Award at the Arlington Theatre. Read More
'Heartworn Highways Revisited' | World Premiere at SBIFF 2015 Image

'Heartworn Highways Revisited' | World Premiere at SBIFF 2015

Directly inspired by HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS (1976), this documentary captures a new community of folk singer-songwriters whose work is heavily influenced by the artists represented in the original film.a Read More
2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Montecito Award honoring Jennifer Aniston Image

2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Montecito Award honoring Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston was presented with the Montecito Award at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Read More
'Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere' World Premiere at SBIFF 2015 Image

'Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere' World Premiere at SBIFF 2015

2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Kansas, the band’s debut album. To commemorate the occasion, the classic Kansas lineup reunited for the first time in more than 30 years at the place their incredible journey began: Topeka, Kansas... Read More
'Mad as Hell' U.S. Premiere at SBIFF 2015 Image

'Mad as Hell' U.S. Premiere at SBIFF 2015

After graduating from law school, Cenk Uygur decided to create his own talk show on public access TV and became instantly hooked on political commentary. In an unlikely version of the American Dream... Read More
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