Santa Barbara Film Festival Launches Online Film Talk Series

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Source: SBIFF

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the launch of SBIFF Film Talk, a new online series of screenings and discussions between SBIFF’s programmers and filmmakers. 

The series will begin with a focus on short films made by local filmmakers. Each week a short film will be available for viewing online, followed by a live virtual conversation. 

“We have always been committed to supporting filmmakers and sharing great film with our community,” said SBIFF Senior Programmer Mickey Duzdevich. “During Covid, our online Q&As have established SBIFF as the first stop for film talk—from the artistry to the industry—and the SBIFF Film Talk series will offer filmmakers a platform for them to showcase their work, and audiences a steady stream of entertaining work and interesting conversation.” 

SBIFF’s first installment of Film Talk will take place Thursday, July 23; it will feature Casey McGarry and his short documentary “Grasshopper for Grandpa,” which tells the story of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens, Santa Barbara’s storied restaurant and bar, and, through it, the history of Santa Barbara’s Chinatown. 

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