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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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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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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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Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story to close SBIFF 2019

The Festival will close Saturday, February 9 at the Arlington Theatre with the world premiere of Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story directed by Wyatt Daily. 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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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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Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds make ads for each other

The two actors announce that they have called a truce in their social media war. Hilarity ensues. Read More
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SBIFF 2019 Virtuosos Award Honorees Announced

The Virtuosos Award presented by UGG is an honor created to recognize a select group of talent whose noteworthy performances in film have elevated them into the national cinematic dialogue. 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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2019 Super Bowl Ads

The game is in the books. Tom Brady now sits alone with the most Super Bowl rings of any player at 6. And the Patriots are now tied for most Super Bowl wins as a team with 6. Not a lot going on in the game. What about those commercials? 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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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
SBIFF honors Rami Malek with Outstanding Performer of the Year Award Image

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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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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Outstanding Directors of the Year Award at SBIFF 34

SBIFF honors 5 Oscar Nominated Directors with Outstanding Directors of the Year Award. Read More
Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy opens SBIFF 34 Image

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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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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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
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
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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
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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
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