Complete SBIFF 2016 Coverage

Hugh Jackman Named SBIFF’s Kirk Douglas Award Recipient

The star of screen and stage will be honored November 19 at fundraiser gala. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

SBIFF 2018’s Third Weekend Films

Award-winning films ‘Secret Ingredient,’ ‘Skid Row Marathon,’ and ‘The Last Suit’ screen at the Riviera Friday-Sunday, February 16-18. Read story.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SBIFF 2018 Wrap-Up

The festival came to a close on Saturday night, with a heartwarming and civic-minded roster of Santa Barbara documentaries. Read story.

Monday, February 12, 2018

SBIFF 2018: Day 10

A strong undercurrent in the film is the power and the dreams, which become both a retreat from the concrete reality and a literally connective tissue between our lover protagonists. Read story.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

SBIFF 2018: Day Nine

Chilean filmmaker makes a “trans-genre and transgender film.” Read story.

Friday, February 9, 2018

SBIFF 2018: Day Eight

The crop of celebrities honored at this year’s award tributes is low-key, in that the klieg lights are being shone on actors who have artistically prospered in the chameleonic side lights of Hollywood. Read story.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

SBIFF 2018 So Far

SBIFF has once again lit up our city in the manner to which we’ve grown accustomed, propitiously timed during the lead-up to the Academy Awards. Read story.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

SBIFF's 10-10-10 Competitors Meet Multiple Challenges

The fire and its aftermath make this year's competition special. Read story.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

SBIFF Celebration of Cinema Continues

Heading into the last, long weekend of events, there is still plenty to do and see. Read story.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

SBIFF 2018 Day Seven

On that stage was genuinely an all-star collection of uniquely creative voices, whose work this year all deserved their Oscar nominations. Read story.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SBIFF Variety Artisans Awards

Evening was a tribute to the production designers, make-up artists, musical composers, costume designers, and sound editors who quite literally bring a film to life. Read story.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Belvedere Sponsors 33rd SBIFF

Their premium vodka lubricates film fest lounges. Read story.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SBIFF 2018: Day Six

Film artisans take center stage, and more must see films. Read story.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SBIFF Women’s Panel Packs the Lobero

The gathering offers an unmissable opportunity to focus on the craft of notable talents behind the scenes and, in some cases, below the line in Hollywood. Read story.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Producers Get Real at SBIFF

Panel relates their industry war stories and notes that there is some progress in diversity being made. Read story.

Monday, February 5, 2018
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