Wednesday, June 3, 2015

31st Annual Santa Barbara Film Fest Set

 Discount passes and ticket packages go on sale July 27

Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced dates for its 31st year. The festival will kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 3, and will run through Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.

“After the Santa Barbara International Film Festival successfully celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, we couldn’t wait to start planning the next one,” noted SBIFF Executive Director, Roger Durling, “We are diligently working to continue bringing world class films to Santa Barbara.”

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival annually screens over 200 films, including over 50 US Premieres 25+ World Premieres. The festival is also known for its prestigious Tribute honor which counts Patricia Arquette, J.K. Simmons, Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton among recent recipients, as well as the acclaimed Panel series, where accomplished industry leaders come together for lively and revealing discussions, making the festival a key stop in the award season race.

In addition to events, screenings and film honors, the festival offers various programs to the community. These programs include Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, where Award winning filmmakers give interactive lessons to local low-income students, the AppleBox Screenings which show free family films over a four day period, and numerous film competitions like the 10-10-10 student competition.

Starting on July 27, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will again offer its highly popular festival passes and ticket packages at a reduced rate. Through August 31, both will be exclusively available for a 25% discount at or 805-963-0023.

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About the Santa Barbara International Film Festival
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organizationdedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. SBIFF offers 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums that transforms beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA into a rich destination for film lovers which attract more than 90,000 attendees. 

SBIFF continues its commitment to education and the community through free programs like its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, National Film Studies Program, AppleBox Family Films, 3rd Weekend and educational seminars. In recent years SBIFF has expanded its year round presence with regular screenings and Q&As with programs like Cinema Society, The Showcase and its Wave Film Festivals.

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