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SBIFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to making a positive impact utilizing the power of film. SBIFF is a year-round organization that is best known for its main film festival that takes place each year in February. Over the past 30 years the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 90,000 attendees and offering 11days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums. We bring the best of independent and international cinema to Santa Barbara, and we continue to expand our year-round operation to include a wide range of educational programming, fulfilling our mission to engage, enrich and inspire our community through film.

In June 2016, SBIFF entered a new era with the acquisition of the historic and beloved Riviera Theatre. The theatre is SBIFF’s new home and is the catalyst for our program expansion. This marks the first time that Santa Barbara has had a 24/7 community center focused on the art of film and is an incredible opportunity to expand our mission of educational outreach. Particularly important to SBIFF is making available high quality learning opportunities for underserved and vulnerable populations. Our programs and reach are more robust than ever before.


SBIFF at a glance February 3rd program of events



AppleBox Family FREE Film: Ralph Breaks the Internet
10:00am Arlington Theatre

Super Silent Sunday Sponsored by Winchester Mystery House
Free screening of: Metropolis
2:00pm @ Arlington Theatre
Live accompaniment will be provided by Adam Aceto on the Arlington’s
Wonder Morton Theatre Pipe Organ, which is one of only five in existence.

Women's Panel
Nina Hartstone (Sound Editing) - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 
Hannah Beachler (production design) - BLACK PANTHER
Louise Bagnall (writer/director) - LATE AFTERNOON 
Lynette Howell (producer) - A STAR IS BORN 
Rayka Zehtabchi (director) - PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE 
Betsy West (director) - RBG 
Ai-Ling Lee (Sound Editor) - FIRST MAN 
Domee Shi (director) - BAO
Marina de Tavira (actress) - ROMA
Moderated by Madelyn Hammond
11:00AM @ Lobero Theatre presented by Toyota Mirai

RESCHEDULED Maltin Modern Award Honoring Glenn Close (The Wife)
Platinum Passholders admitted starting at 2:00pm
Other Passholders & Ticketholders admitted starting at 2:30pm
3:00pm start at the Arlington Theatre
Purchase Tickets

Montecito Award Honoring Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sponsored by Bella Vista Designs
Platinum Passholders admitted starting at 7:00pm
Other Passholders & Ticketholders admitted starting at 7:30pm
8:00pm start at the Arlington Theatre

The following films will have Filmmaker Q&A's on Sunday 2/3:

  • Murderous Trance aka The Guardian Angel with Arto Halonen (director, writer), Josh Lucas (actor), Antti Hellstedt (cinematographer) - 8:00 AM @ Metro 1
  • Working Man with Robert Jury (director, writer),  Peter Gerety (lead actor), Billy Brown (lead actor) Talia Shire (lead actress) -  8:10 AM @ Metro 2
  • Breaking Habits with Robert Ryan (director), Sister Kate (subject) - 8:20 AM @ Metro 3
  • Jose with Li Cheng (director), George F Roberson (writer) - 8:30 AM @ Metro 4
  • Live Action Shorts with Todd Sandler (director, A Cohort of Guests), Nick Paonessa (director, jack), Ryan Gaul (actor, jack) - 10:00 AM @ Fiesta 3
  • Land of my Children with Dario Aguirre (director) - 11:00 AM @ Metro 1
  • Babysplitters with Sam Friedlander (director) - 11:20 AM @ Metro 2  - Michael
  • The Bird Catcher with Ross Clarke (Director), Arthur Hakalahti (Actor), Sarah Sofie Boussnina (Actress), Trond Morten K Venaasen (Writer), Leon Clarence (Producer) - 11:40 AM @ Metro 3
  • Not Quite Adults with Maximo Reca (producer), Paula Reca (actress) - 12:00 PM @ Metro 4
  • Light in the Water with Lis Bartlett (director) - 1:00 PM @ Fiesta 3
  • I Act, I Am with Miroslav Mandic (director) - 1:20 PM @ Fiesta 4
  • David Crosby: Remember My Name with David Crosby (musician), Greg Mariotti (producer) - 2:00 PM @ Lobero
  • Afterward with Ofra Bloch (director), Jack Riccobono (producer) - 2:00 PM @ Metro 1
  • The Parting Glass with Stephen Moyer (director), Anna Paquin (actress) -  2:20 PM @ Metro 2
  • With the Wind with Bettina Oberli (director) - 3:00 PM @ Metro 4
  • Fire on the Hill: The Cowboys of South Central with Brett Fallentine (director) and cowboys - 4:00 PM @ Fiesta 3
  • Emma Peeters with Nicole Palo (Director) - 5:00 PM @ Metro 1
  • Harvest Season (Short film before: Esfuerzo) with Alana Maiello (director of Esferezo) - 6:00 PM @ Metro 4
  • Birds of Passage with Cristina Gallego (director), Ciro Guerra (director) - 7:00 PM @ Lobero

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