Fresh off the heels of the success of this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), Executive Director Roger Durling announced the dates for next year’s festivities, which will take place on Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, February 5, 2012.

“I’m thrilled to be in the midst of preparations for the 27th edition, and celebrating my 10th anniversary at the helm of SBIFF,” Durling commented in a recent written statement.

The SBIFF team will also be welcoming some fresh leadership as it takes on new Board of Directors president Douglas Stone. Jeff Barbakow, a festival board member for the past five years, will assume the position of board chair.

Festival passes and packages go on sale May 1 and are discounted at 25 percent until June 24 and can be purchased exclusively at or by calling (805) 963-0023.


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