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  • Winning Films Announced at SBIFF

    The winning films have been announced from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

  • SBIFF Honors Eight Virtuosos

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival honored eight actors with the Virtuosos Award on Saturday evening.

  • SBIFF Opens with World Premiere of Irish Film

    The 35th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday evening with the world premiere of A Bump Along The Way at the historic Arlington Theatre. 

  • Hearing Loop Technology Installed in Local Theatres

    SBIFF announces the 2020 festival theatre venues are now permanently equipped with Hearing Loop Systems supported by the Manitou Fund.

  • SBIFF Filmmaker Returns with Professional Debut

    A Santa Barbara High School alum and former SBIFF student filmmaker returns to this year's festival with her professional debut. 

  • Maltin Modern Master Award Award honoring Brad Pitt
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    Maltin Modern Master Award Award honoring Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt is set to receive the prestigious Maltin Modern Master Award at the 35th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Pitt will be honored on Wednesday, January 22nd for his long standing contributions to the film industry, most recently gracing the silver screen in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood from Columbia Pictures and Ad Astra for New Regency. Leonard Maltin will return for his 29th year to moderate the evening.

  • Virtuosos Award Presented honoring Awkwafina, Taron Egerton, Florence Pugh, and Taylor Russell
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    Virtuosos Award Presented honoring Awkwafina, Taron Egerton, Florence Pugh, and Taylor Russell

    We announced the first wave of recipients to receive the Virtuosos Award presented by UGG®, an honor created to recognize a select group of talent whose noteworthy performances in film have elevated them into the national cinematic dialogue. Awkwafina (The Farewell), Taron Egerton (Rocketman), Florence Pugh (Midsommar), and Taylor Russell (Waves) will receive the award on Saturday, January 18th, which will be moderated for the tenth year by Turner Classic Movies host and IMDb special correspondent host Dave Karger.

  • Outstanding Performers of the Year Award honoring Scarlett Johansson & Adam Driver
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    Outstanding Performers of the Year Award honoring Scarlett Johansson & Adam Driver

    Tony Award winner Scarlett Johansson and Tony and Academy Award nominee Adam Driver will receive the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award for their critically acclaimed work in Noah Baumbach’s MARRIAGE STORY, which will be released in theaters and on Netflix December 6, 2019. Johansson and Driver will be honored at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA on Friday, January 17th.

  • American Riviera Award honoring Renee Zellweger
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    American Riviera Award honoring Renee Zellweger

    Renée Zellweger is set to receive the illustrious American Riviera Award in January 2020. Zellweger will be recognized for her many attributes to the art of film over the years, and most recently, her work as Judy Garland in LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions’ JUDY. The tribute will take place at the historic Arlington Theatre during the 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

  • 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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    35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization. Over the past 34 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 95,000 attendees and offering 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and panels, fulfilling their mission to engage, enrich, and inspire people through the power of film. We celebrate the art of cinema and provide impactful educational experiences for our local, national, and global communities.

  • SBIFF 2nd Annual Call To Action Film Festival
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    SBIFF 2nd Annual Call To Action Film Festival

    A diverse selection of 7 thought provoking films are set for the seven-day festival at SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre. The purpose of the Festival is to bring communities together in order to spark dialogue on pressing issues using the art of film. There will be moderated panel discussions with the film’s directors and specialist on the film’s issues.

    AMERICAN FACTORY
    ARTIFISHAL
    THE CAT RESCUERS
    CHANGING THE GAME
    FOR SAMA
    GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH
    SEA OF SHADOWS

    For more information visit sbiffriviera.com/CTA or sbiff.org/CTA.

  • SBIFF The Wave Film Festival – FRANCE
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    SBIFF The Wave Film Festival – FRANCE

     

    Take a 7 day cinematic trip to France with us! 11 exciting new French films will play from July 12 - 18 at SBIFF's Riviera Theatre.

    Tickets and the full schedule is available on the SBIFF Official App and sbiff.org/wave.

  • 13th Annual Kirk Douglas Award Honoring Hugh Jackman
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    13th Annual Kirk Douglas Award Honoring Hugh Jackman

    Since 2006, the annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film has been awarded to a lifelong contributor to cinema through their work in front of the camera, behind, or both. Past honorees include Dame Judi Dench, Warren Beatty, Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Forest Whitaker, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris, and John Travolta.

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    SBIFF Call-To-Action Film Festival

     

    A diverse selection of 7 thought-provoking films is set for the seven-day festival. Beginning with a Passholder Reception at Belmond El Encanto on September 28, the festival runs through October 4, 2018, at SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre. The purpose of the Festival is to bring communities together in order to spark dialogue on pressing issues using the art of film. There will be moderated panel discussions with the film’s directors and specialist on the film’s issues.

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    SBIFF The Wave Film Festival – FRANCE

    Take a 7 day cinematic trip to France with us! 11 exciting new French films will play from July 6 - 12 at SBIFF's Riviera Theatre.

    The full schedule and passes or tickets are available on the SBIFF Official App and sbiff.org/wave. Below is the list of the films.