Dear Fund for Santa Barbara Community,

We are VERY happy to announce the winners of the 2011 Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award for Documentary Film! For only the second time in 12 years, the Social Justice Award Jury has chosen TWO films.

And the winners are…

When I Rise – directed by Mat Hames

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Nostalgia de la Luz (Nostalgia for the Light) – directed by Patricio Guzmán

Congratulations to our winning filmmakers! Each will receive a $2,500 cash prize. And thank you to all of the dedicated filmmakers, volunteers, donors, jurors, sponsors and viewers who made this year’s festival such a success.

The 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival is now history, but there is one more chance to see one of the award-winning films at THIRD WEEKEND – a special program of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

When I Rise will be screened:

Saturday, February 12th

11:00 a.m.

Riviera Theater – 2044 Alameda Padre Serra in Santa Barbara

(unfortunately the screening copy of Nostalgia for the Light is on its way to another festival – but we’ll find a way to bring it back to Santa Barbara soon!)


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