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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.


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VIDEO: Rami Malek talks to Filmfestivals.com from the SBIFF red carpet

Santa Barbara International Film Festival paid a tribute to Oscar nominated Actor Rami Malek who received the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award for his performance in FOX’s 2018 release, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. The actor stands as a strong contender for the Oscar!     SBIFF 2019 - Outstanding Performer Award Presentation to Rami Malek       Outstanding Performer(s) of the Year Award This tribute was created to honor the actor or actress whose r...

Directors of the Year Award in Santa Barbara to Alfonso Cuarón, Yorgos Lanthimos, Spike Lee, Adam McKay and Pawel Pawlikowski

The 34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) welcomed this year’s five Academy Award nominees for Best Director. Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”), Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”), Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”), Adam McKay (“Vice”), and Pawel Pawlikowski (“Cold War”) each participated in a one-on-one interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s awards colu...

Jump into nature with this collection of environmental documentaries in Santa Barbara

  Santa Barbara International Film Festival  SBIFF 2019 Reel Nature Sidebar Films Sponsored by TOYOTA Mirai: Anthropocene  The Biggest Little Farm The Map to Paradise Sharkwater Extinction Silent Forests View the full schedule at http://schedule.sbiff.org or download the SBIFF Official App. Get film tickets at http://givebox.com/1035.     ...

The Outstanding Directors of the Year Awards in Santa Barbara

The Outstanding Directors of the Year Award, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter Honorees: Roma's Alfonso Cuaron, The Favourite's Yorgos Lanthimos, BlacKkKlansman's Spike Lee, Vice's Adam McKay and Cold War's Pawel Pawlikowski LOCATION: The Arlington Theatre 6:15 pm Media Check in 6:45 pm Red Carpet opens   ...

Full Line-up of The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by UGG ® , announced today the highly anticipated lineup for the 34 th edition, which will run January 30 to February 9, 2019. The festival will feature 63 world premieres and 59 U.S. premieres from 48 countries, along with tributes with the year’s top talent, panel discussions, and free community education and outreach programs. SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling stated this morning, “After the trage...

VIDEO: Roger Durling kicks off SBIFF 2019 with his introduction speech

Roger Durling recalls his debut and quoted Ernest Hemingway from "A Farewell to Arms" A beautiful quote Roger loves! “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Photo Credit - Getty Images for SBIFF &n...

VIDEO: The opening SBIFF documentary: Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy

Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy Opening Night Film and World Premiere at SBIFF 2019 : watch the stage introduction by Roger Durling and Mimi deGruy.   ...and watch the trailer! photo credits Getty Images for SBIFF   ...

VIDEO: Opening night of Santa Barbara International Film festival 2019

  Opening night of Santa Barbara International Film festival 2019, filmfestivals. Tonight, the 34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival officially opened with an enormously emotional celebration and screening for Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy. Director and wife, Mimi de Gruy introduced the screening alongside her below the line team and children, Max and Francis, who “teach her everyday” and let her tell and craft this story. Mimi deGruy also g...

SBIFF's 13th Annual Kirk Douglas Award Honoring Hugh Jackman with a video message from THE Gladiator!

What an unforgettable evening on November 19th, at SBIFF's 13th Annual Kirk Douglas Award Honoring Hugh Jackman! Congratulations Hugh! Kirk Douglas (102) sent the recipient this special video message which was screened during the Santa Barbara Film Fest event . "Kirk Douglas ... you are THE Gladiator. I am truly humbled to receive this honor in your name." stated Hugh Jackman.     ...

Interview with Alexei Barrionuevo on 'WAITING FOR THE DROP: Rise of the Superstar Djs' (2018)

  Alexei Barrionuevo Argentinian/American filmmaker Alexei Barrionuevo's debut feature doc 'WAITING FOR THE DROP: Rise of the Superstar Djs' (2018) follows the fascinating modern EDM (Electronic Dance Music) movement from the early 90s through its rises and falls to present day. The film travels to exotic party 'it' locales around the world including Ibiza, London, Miami and Las Vegas. The film's legendary DJ Superstar guests include: Paul Oakenfold, Seba...

Interview with Clifford Miu for 'Bargain' (2017) at SBIFF

  Director/writer/producer Clifford Miu's short film 'Bargain' (2017) is a bone-chilling paranormal thriller about a young Chinese woman Li who moves to NY to live chic Manhattan style with a birdseye view of the city; but just when she thinks she's living the dream, she realizes she has stepped into someone else's nightmare. The film is a paranormal excalmation point that leaves you wanting more, much more. 'Bargain' screened at the 2018 Santa Barbara Internati...

Interview with Director Jordan Peele for 'Get Out' (2017)

  Jordan Peele is an actor, writer, producer and director known most for films like 'Keanu' (2016), 'Storks' (2016) and most recently 'Get Out' (2017). While Peele has made a name for himself as an actor and writer for TV and films, he has only recently donned the director's hat with his first feature 'Get Out'. The film makes a comment on the current topics of race issues and politics in America, telling the story of a young African American male trappe...

Interview With Guillermo del Toro for 'The Shape of Water' (2017)

Mexican director, writer and producer Guillermo del Toro is what many deem the Gabriel Garcia Marquez of cinema. While Marquez popularized magical realism in literature, del Toro has mastered it in film. One of his first films was the horror flick 'Cronus' (1993), after which he has been straddling the line between genres creating one that is all his own; some of his most known works include: 'Hellboy' (2004), 'Pan's Labyrinth' (2006), 'Pacific Rim' (2013) a...

33rd SBIFF Winners Announced

  Audience Choice Award: Mark Hayes’ SKID ROW MARATHON Best Documentary Short Film Award: Kyle Morrison’s MOTT HAVEN Bruce Corwin Award – Best Live Action Short Film: Richard Van’s AUDITION Bruce Corwin Award – Best Animated Short Film: Randall Christopher’s THE DRIVER IS RED Best Documentary Award: Grant Korgan and Geoff Callan’s THE PUSH Jeffrey C. Barbakow Award – Best International Feature Film: Gjorce Stavreski’s SECRET INGRED...

Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet, John Boyega, More Honored at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  The 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) had its biggest day yet on Saturday, playing host to the Producers Panel, Writers Panel, and Virtuosos Awards honoring Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Hong Chau (Downsizing), John Boyega (Detroit), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name).   The Lobero Theater served as a major attraction to festival attendees early in the day as it hosted both the Produ...

Press & Filmmaker Breakfast, Writer's Panel, Producer's Panel Feb 3

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  PRODUCER’S PANEL 10 AM Saturday, Feb. 3 10 a.m. – 12 noon Lobero Theatre presented by Mirai   Panelists: Peter Spears (Call Me By Your Name), Lisa Bruce (Darkest Hour), Emma Thomas (Dunkirk), Sean McKittrick (Get Out), Evelyn O’Neill (Lady Bird), Daniel Lupi (Phantom Thread), J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water), and Graham Broadbent (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Moderator: Glenn Whipp   The Producers Panel brings together some of today&rsq...

Interview with William Dafoe honored at the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

Day 2 of the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) was underway yesterday with the presentation of the Cinema Vanguard Award to three-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe at The Arlington Theatre. The honor, which was presented by director Josh Boone, was bestowed upon Dafoe for his performance in “The Florida Project.” Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SBIFF During a Q&A discussion led by Pete Hammond which included clips highlighting Dafoe&rsq...

Day 2 at Santa Barbara with the World Premiere of Jeff Bridges presentation of Living in the Future's Past

“Living in the Future’s Past is an invitation to everyone to learn about themes that are often overlooked in our cultural dialogue, but are necessary keys to the future that we desire for our children. Living in the Future's Past is a metaphor for tuning in to what is already here.” - Jeff Bridges Adam Wright and Lise Romanoff from Vision Films, Laurie Kirby (FestForums), Susan Kucera the director and Ken S....

William Dafoe honored at the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

Day 2 of the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) was underway yesterday with the presentation of the Cinema Vanguard Award to three-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe at The Arlington Theatre. The honor, which was presented by director Josh Boone, was bestowed upon Dafoe for his performance in “The Florida Project.”   Photo Credit - Getty Images for SBIFF During a Q&A discussion led by Pete Hammond which included clips highlighting Dafoe&...

Interview with Alec Baldwin from Santa Barbara

The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Opening Night Film "The Public" Presented by Belvedere Vodka Description - SANTA BARBARA, CA - JANUARY 31: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin at the Opening Night Film "The Public" Presented by Belvedere Vodka during the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images for SBIFF) Keywords - Arts Culture and...

Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen & More Kick Off Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) officially kicked off yesterday with the world premiere of Emilio Estevez’s “the public” and the Opening Night Gala. On hand to celebrate was SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling; Estevez and fellow cast members Alec Baldwin, Michael K. Williams, Jena Malone, Che Smith, Spencer Garrett and Jacob Vargas; festival jurors Anthony and Arnette Zerbe, Artie Schmidt, Geoffrey Cowper, Jan Biivoet, Jesus Lloveras, ...

2018 Santa Barbara Program revealed

The 2018 SBIFF will offer 200+ films representing 58 countries, 45 World premieres, and 53 U.S. premieres, along with tributes with the year’s top talent, panel discussions, and free community education and outreach programs.   Below is the list of features and short films at the 2018 SBIFF. For the complete list of films, synopses, and other special events please visit www.sbiff.org and download the SBIFF app.   23 WORLD PREMIERE FEATURE FILMS (listed alphabetically) ...

Jeff Bridges will have the world Premiere of his film "Living in the Future's Past" in his hometown Festival

Jeff and the director of the movie Susan Kucera.  View Sneak Peek Preview:  Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Bridges, alongside expert scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. The film upends our way of...

Statement from SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling on the recent tragic events in the region

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Statement from SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling — Many people have been asking me if the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place. My answer is an emphatic “Yes.” How do you do a film festival following the immense tragedy unfolding in Montecito and Southern California? Well – the honest answer is that it is needed now more than ever. Movies have always provided a sense of community. It is an opportunity for pe...

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