Santa Barbara International Film Festival Announces 2020 Dates and 2019 AwardsSanta Barbara International Film Festival Announces 2020 Dates and 2019 Awards
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by UGG®, will return for the 35th edition January 15 – 25, 2020. 200+ Films featuring over 120 World and US premieres, Industry Panels, Celebrity Tributes, and Educational and Free Community Programs will be held throughout Santa Barbara, including the Arlington and Lobero Theatres. (more...)

Michael B. Jordan to Receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the Santa Barbara International Film FestivalMichael B. Jordan to Receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Today the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced that Michael B. Jordan is set to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award for his work in two of the year's critically acclaimed, culturally significant and record-breaking box office hits, Black Panther and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM), Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema's Creed II. Jordan will be honored at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, CA on Thursday, February 7th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman Receives the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in FilmPhoto Flash: Hugh Jackman Receives the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film
by Marika O'Hara - Nov 20, 2018

On Monday night, Academy Award nominated actor Hugh Jackman received the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Ritz Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, CA. Jackman was honored for his illustrious career in film and his recent work in The Front Runner. On hand to celebrate this momentous occasion were cast mate J.K. Simmons, Director Jason Reitman, and longtime friend Ben Mendelsohn. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The dates for the 34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) have been announced: January 30 – February 9, 2019. Official festival screenings and related events will be held throughout Santa Barbara, including the Arlington and Lobero Theatres. (more...)

B'Way Royalty Kissed By Santa Barbara's Golden LightB'Way Royalty Kissed By Santa Barbara's Golden Light
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Three-part-harmony contemporary-folk sensation The Sweet Remains today launched a five minute 'festival experience' video on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheSweetRemains/. The video showcases the world premiere of The Sweet Remains' band member and writer-director Greg Naughton's feature debut THE INDEPENDENTS at this month's Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Flanked by co-stars and band-mates Brian Chartrand and Rich Price, Naughton celebrates before the first screening of THE INDEPENDENTS with his wife, Tony winner Kelli O'Hara Naughton, father and two-time Tony winner James Naughton and Chris Sullivan of the NBC hit 'This Is Us.' All three performers have cameos in the film as do Richard Kind and George Wendt. (more...)

Photo Flash: I, TONYA Stars Margot Robbie and Allison Janney Receive Outstanding Performers of the Year AwardPhoto Flash: I, TONYA Stars Margot Robbie and Allison Janney Receive Outstanding Performers of the Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival was in full swing last night as Margot Robbie and Allison Janney stormed the red carpet outside the Arlington Theatre. The Oscar® nominees greeted screaming fans and signed autographs before heading into the theater to receive the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award, presented by Belvedere® Vodka. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Santa Barbara International Film Festival Outstanding Directors of the Year AwardPhoto Coverage: Santa Barbara International Film Festival Outstanding Directors of the Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival officially reached the midway point as Christopher Nolan (DUNKIRK), Jordan Peele (GET OUT), Paul Thomas Anderson (PHANTOM THREAD), Greta Gerwig (LADY BIRD), and Guillermo Del Toro (THE SHAPE OF WATER) were in town to receive the 2018 Outstanding Directors of the Year Award. The five Oscar® nominated directors arrived at the Arlington Theatre to a crowd of screaming fans eager to catch a glimpse of some of their favorite filmmakers.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

As the Santa Barbara International Film Festival crossed the midway point last night, Saoirse Ronan stormed the red carpet outside the Arlington Theatre to receive the Santa Barbara Award presented by UGG®. Saoirse looked stunning in Chanel as she signed autographs and took photos with screaming fans. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen & More Kick Off Santa Barbara International Film FestivalAlec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen & More Kick Off Santa Barbara International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

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

33rd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival Producers and Writers Panels to Feature Edgar Wright, Emma Thomas, Graham Broadbent And More!33rd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival Producers and Writers Panels to Feature Edgar Wright, Emma Thomas, Graham Broadbent And More!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today its lineups for the annual Writers and Producers Panel series. 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) are this year's participants on the “Movers and Shakers” Producers Panel. Adrian Molina (Coco), Edgar Wright (Baby Driver), Virgil Williams (Mudbound), Michael H. Weber (The Disaster Artist), Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick), Liz Hannah (The Post), and Mike Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water) will speak on the “It Starts With the Script” Writers Panel. The panels will take place on Saturday, February 3rd at the Lobero Theatre. (more...)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Announces Women's Panel RosterSanta Barbara International Film Festival Announces Women's Panel Roster
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced today the roster of the annual Women's Panel. Costume designer April Napier (Lady Bird), producer Darla K. Anderson (Coco), director Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Heroin), hair and makeup artist Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour), director Ru Kuwahata (Negative Space), and editor Tatiana S. Riegel (I, Tonya) will be this year's participants in the “Creative Forces: Women in the Business” panel. The event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Lobero Theatre. (more...)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Announces Women's Panel ParticipantsSanta Barbara International Film Festival Announces Women's Panel Participants
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced today the roster of the annual Women's Panel. Costume designer April Napier (Lady Bird), producer Darla K. Anderson (Coco), director Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Heroin), hair and makeup artist Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour), director Ru Kuwahata (Negative Space), and editor Tatiana S. Riegel (I, Tonya) will be this year's participants in the “Creative Forces: Women in the Business” panel. The event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Lobero Theatre. (more...)

SBIFF to Honor Christopher Nolan, Greta Gerwig, Guillermo del Toro, Jordan Peele, and Paul Thomas Anderson as Outstanding Directors of the YearSBIFF to Honor Christopher Nolan, Greta Gerwig, Guillermo del Toro, Jordan Peele, and Paul Thomas Anderson as Outstanding Directors of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Christopher Nolan, Greta Gerwig, Guillermo del Toro, Jordan Peele, and Paul Thomas Anderson will receive the 2018 Outstanding Directors of the Year Award. The Oscar® nominated directors will be celebrated individually for their filmsDunkirk, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, Get Out, and Phantom Thread respectively. (more...)

Allison Janney & Margot Robbie to Receive Outstanding Performers of the Year Award at Santa Barbara Film FestivalAllison Janney & Margot Robbie to Receive Outstanding Performers of the Year Award at Santa Barbara Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced today that Critics' Choice Award winners Allison Janney and Margot Robbie will be honored with the 2018 Outstanding Performers of the Year Award (more...)

Sam Rockwell to Receive American Riviera Award at Santa Barbara International Film FestivalSam Rockwell to Receive American Riviera Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Sam Rockwell to Receive American Riviera Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (more...)

Saoirse Ronan To Receive Santa Barbara Award at 33rd Santa Barbara International Film FestivalSaoirse Ronan To Receive Santa Barbara Award at 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Saoirse Ronan will receive their prestigious Santa Barbara Award, presented by UGG, for her critically acclaimed role in Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, an A24 release. Given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film, the award will be presented to her at a ceremony on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the historic Arlington Theatre. (more...)

Saoirse Ronan to Receive Prestigious Santa Barbara AwardSaoirse Ronan to Receive Prestigious Santa Barbara Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Saoirse Ronan will receive their prestigious Santa Barbara Award, presented by UGG , for her critically acclaimed role in Greta Gerwig's LADY BIRD, an A24 release. (more...)

Emilio Estevez Film 'The Public' to Open 2018 SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALEmilio Estevez Film 'The Public' to Open 2018 SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG, will open with the worldwide premiere of the public at the Arlington Theatre on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. the public, written and directed by Emilio Estevez, stars Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, Che 'Rhymefest' Smith, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams, and Jeffrey Wright. (more...)

Emilio Estevez' THE PUBLIC to Open 2018 Santa Barbara Film FestivalEmilio Estevez' THE PUBLIC to Open 2018 Santa Barbara Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG , will open with the worldwide premiere of the public at the Arlington Theatre on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. THE PUBLIC, written and directed by Emilio Estevez, stars Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, Che 'Rhymefest' Smith, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams, and Jeffrey Wright. (more...)

Gal Gadot, Mary J. Blige & More to Be Honored at 2018 Santa Barbara Film FestivalGal Gadot, Mary J. Blige & More to Be Honored at 2018 Santa Barbara Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today the recipients of the 2018 Virtuosos Award, presented by UGG . The Virtuosos Award, an honor created to recognize a select group of talent who have distinguished themselves through breakthrough performances in film this past year (more...)

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