Film Festival Announces Variety Artisans Awards

By the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

Now in its ninth year, Variety‘s partnership with the Santa Barbara Film Festival celebrates the artisans who have showcased the most innovative work of the year in their craft. The in-person conversation and tribute will take place Monday, February 13th at 8:00pm at the historic Arlington Theatre.

Said Roger Durling, “From big-budget productions to independent cinema, artisans have shown us this past year the strength and vitality of the collaborative process in filmmaking, and we at SBIFF cherish our partnership with Variety and the opportunity to spotlight the accomplishments of these singular artists.”

Jazz Tangcay, Variety‘s senior artisans editor, will moderate a panel conversation as well as one-to-one conversations. She said, “This has been an incredible year for cinema with a phenomenal showcasing of crafts. It’s an honor and joy to bring this community to the Santa Barbara Film Festival and to work with Roger on this magical night. Each year, Variety looks forward to celebrating and highlighting this group of artisans and to remind people just how invaluable their work is to film and to celebrate excellence in their work.”

This year’s honorees are:

  • M. M. Keeravaani – Songwriter (RRR)
  • Frank Kruse – Sound (All Quiet on the Western Front)
  • Son Lux – Composer (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
  • Catherine Martin – Costume Designer (Elvis)
  • Florencia Martin – Production Designer (Babylon)
  • Claudio Miranda – Cinematography (Top Gun: Maverick)
  • Adrien Morot – Hairstyling/Make Up (The Whale)
  • Paul Rogers – Editing (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
  • Eric Saindon – VFX (Avatar: The Way of Water)
The 38th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place LIVE February 8 – February 18, 2023. Official events including screenings, filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, and celebrity tributes, will be held throughout the city, including at the historic Arlington Theatre. Passes and tickets for the 2023 Festival are on sale now at
Monday, February 13th, 2023
Arlington Theatre,
Santa Barbara, CA



Written by SBIFF

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization. Over the past 35 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States.

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