The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announces a Call for Entries for its second annual Acquisitions Program, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The weekend long event, which debuted last year and resulted in an impressive number of distribution deals, runs in association with LA-based production and sales company Traction Media and gives buyers direct and priority access to those films showcased. The program will run during the first weekend of the festival, January 24-27, 2013.

“We are thrilled with the success of last year’s Acquisitions weekend,” said Doug Stone, President of the SBIFF Board and a principal of Traction Media. “Last year’s Acquisitions Program included a number of films that secured distribution following the festival, such as Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, Otter 501, Samsara, Sassy Pants and 2012 Audience Choice winner, Starbuck, to name a few. SBIFF continues with its commitment to nurturing independent films for distribution through this program and looks forward to the opportunity to showcase high-quality filmmaking again this year.”

Films will be accepted until the drop deadline on December 7. All films can be submitted through and by clicking here.

Distributors can apply for Acquisitions Passes by clicking here.