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SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has introduced the 2023 movie pageant will happen in Santa Barbara, CA from February 8 by means of February 18.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 02: SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling speaks onstage on the Opening Night Film The Phantom of the Open throughout the thirty seventh Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on March 2, 2022 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images for SBIFF)

SBIFF has lengthy been a spot to have a good time and showcase the enduring energy of cinema. As we’ve got been confronted with tough instances, movie and festivals have continued to be a spot for reflection and inspiration. It is with that in thoughts that we excitedly put together the thirty eighth SBIFF version and sit up for bringing the years finest cinema and expertise to our devoted patrons says Roger Durling, SBIFFs Executive Director.

The thirty eighth Santa Barbara International Film Festival offered by UGG will likely be taking place LIVE from February 8 – February 18, 2023. Official occasions together with screenings, filmmaker Q&As, trade panels, and superstar tributes, will likely be held all through the town, together with on the historic Arlington Theatre.

Last 12 months, SBIFF returned to in-person screenings, panels, and occasions. The pageant had 48 world premieres, 95 U.S. premieres, with honorary awards feted on Javier Bardem, Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, Penlope Cruz, Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Caitriona Balfe, Ariana DeBose, Alana Haim, Ciarn Hinds, Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Simon Rex, Saniyya Sidney, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kenneth Branagh, Jane Campion, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, and Steven Spielberg. The movie pageant’s closing lineup and schedule will likely be introduced in January 2023.

[L-R: SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem at the 37th Santa Barbara International Film Festival]
(Photo Credit: Getty/Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Passes for the 2023 Festival are on sale now for 25% off. For extra info or to purchase passes, go to sbiff.org.

About the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and academic group devoted to discovering and showcasing the most effective in impartial and worldwide cinema. Over the previous 37 years, SBIFF has turn into one of many main movie festivals within the United States attracting 100,000 attendees and providing 11 days of 200+ movies, tributes and symposiums, fulfilling their mission to have interaction, enrich, and encourage the Santa Barbara neighborhood by means of movie.

SBIFF continues its dedication to training and the neighborhood by means of many free academic applications and occasions. In 2016, SBIFF entered a brand new period with the acquisition of the historic and beloved Riviera Theatre. After a capital marketing campaign and renovation, the theatre is now SBIFFs new state-of-the-art, year-round house, displaying new worldwide and impartial movies daily. In 2019, SBIFF opened its personal Education Center in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street to function a house for its many academic applications and a spot for creativity and studying.

(Press launch supplied by Emily Lu Aldrich)

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