A new summer Film Festival announced PLUS extended dates for the 2015 Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has set Tuesday, January 27 through Saturday, February 7, 2015 as the dates for the 30th edition. In honor of the 30th Anniversary, SBIFF has added a 12th day, extending the movie-going experience for all…just one of the many ways they will be celebrating as they enter into its third decade.

SBIFF is also introducing a brand new summer film showcase called “The Wave Film Festival.” In their continued efforts to bring more year round foreign and independent films to hungry cinephiles of the Santa Barbara community, SBIFF will present a 5-day Film Festival each summer. This summer will focus solely on French Cinema. Over a dozen fresh and current French films will be shown Wednesday, July 16 through Sunday, July 20 at the Riviera Theatre. [click for more info]

Thank you to our Volunteers!

The festival would not be possible without our amazing and dedicated Volunteers. For making 2014 a success, we would like to thank each and every one of our Volunteers! [click here for a full list of Volunteers]

2014 Award Winning Films Announced

The 29th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG Australia, announced the winners of the 2014 festival competition at a Press Conference and Brunch Sunday morning at the Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort. To the delight of patrons and industry professionals, the festival’s 29th season continued the tradition of presenting purely exceptional films, spanning genres and topics that surpass anything before. Throughout the 11 days, cinephiles from around the globe packed the theaters of State Street, creating one of the most vivacious periods the area has ever seen.