SBIFF Riviera Project Supporters

$2.5M + Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin $250K + Stephen and Carla Hahn Foundation Susan & Craig McCaw $100K + Margo & Jeff Barbakow Leslie & Ashish Bhutani Sara Miller-McCune Natalie Orfalea Foundation and Lou Buglioli Pam & Russ Strobel $75K +...

2017 Award Winning Films

This morning we announced the 2017 SBIFF award winning films at an awards breakfast hosted by The Fess Parker. We want to thank the jury and we must thank the many filmmakers that shared their amazing films with all of us. Audience Choice Award sponsored by the Santa...

2017 Variety Artisans Award

Variety Artisans Award Moderated by Tim Gray Monday February 6, 2017 @ 8:00pm Lobero Theatre CLICK HERE TO ATTEND The third annual Variety Artisans Awards celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work...

2017 Outstanding Directors Award

Outstanding Directors of the Year Award Honoring Damien Chazelle (La La Land) Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) and Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) Moderated by Pete Hammond Tuesday, February 7, 2017 @ 8:00pm Arlington Theatre CLICK HERE TO...

2017 Opening Night Film – Charged

Opening Night Film Sponsored by UGG CHARGED Directed by Phillip Baribeau Starring Eduardo Garcia Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Arlington Theatre 8:00pm CLICK HERE TO ATTEND SBIFF 2017 will kick off the festival on Wednesday, February 1st, at the historic Arlington...

Educational Programs and Free Screenings

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND FREE SCREENINGS Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies – More than a decade ago, SBIFF first introduced “Field Trip to the Movies,” the brainchild of renowned nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, whose passion for exploring and sharing those...

Focus on Santa Barbara

FOCUS ON SANTA BARBARA Santa Barbara Filmmakers – The Santa Barbara filmmaking community continues to captivate and inspire audiences with this year’s impressive line–up. Santa Barbara filmmakers provide a diverse, thought–provoking series of features and shorts....

2017 SBIFF Program

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by UGG®, will offer a vast array of films representing 50+ countries, 51 world premieres and 64 US premieres, along with tributes with the year’s top talent, panel discussions, and free community...

2017 American Riviera Award

American Riviera Award Honoring Jeff Bridges Moderated by Scott Fienberg Thursday February 9, 2017 @ 8:00pm Arlington Theatre CLICK HERE TO ATTEND Jeff Bridges will be honored with SBIFF’s 2017 American Riviera Award on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the historic...

2017 Cinema Vanguard Award

Cinema Vanguard Award Honoring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams Sunday February 5, 2017 @ 8:00pm Arlington Theatre CLICK HERE TO ATTEND Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams will be honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the 32nd...

2017 Montecito Award

Montecito Award Honoring Isabelle Huppert Moderated by Anne Thompson Wednesday February 8, 2017 @ 8:00pm Arlington Theatre CLICK HERE TO ATTEND Isabelle Huppert will receive SBIFF’s prestigious Montecito Award for her critically acclaimed role in Paul...
On The Map

On The Map

Screening: Sunday, December 11 @ 2:00pm Monday, December 12 @ 7:30pm Tuesday, December 13 @ 5:00pm Wednesday, December 14 @ 7:30pm at the Riviera Theatre – 2044 Alameda Padre Serra Written and Directed by Dani Menkin Starring Tal Brody, David Stern, Bill Walton...

2017 Maltin Modern Master Award

Maltin Modern Master Award Honoring Denzel Washington Moderated by Leonard Maltin Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 8:00pm Arlington Theatre CLICK HERE TO ATTEND Denzel Washington is set to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 32nd annual Santa Barbara...
Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust

Screening: Sunday, December 18 @ 2:00pm Monday, December 19 @ 7:30pm Tuesday, December 20 @ 5:00pm Wednesday, December 21 @ 7:30pm at the Riviera Theatre – 2044 Alameda Padre Serra Directed by Julie Dash Written by Julie Dash Starring Alva Rogers, Bahni Turpin,...

2017 Outstanding Performers of the Year Award

Outstanding Performers of the Year Award Sponsored by Belvedere Vodka Honoring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Moderated by Roger Durling Friday February 3, 2017 @ 8:00pm Arlington Theatre CLICK HERE TO ATTEND Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will be presented with the 2017...
Neruda

Neruda

Screening: Friday, December 23 @ 11:00am Saturday, December 24 @ 11:00am Sunday, December 25 @ 2:00pm Monday, December 26 @ 7:30pm Tuesday, December 27 @ 5:00pm Wednesday, December 28 @ 7:30pm Thursday, December 29 @ 11:00am Friday, December 30 @ 11:00am Saturday,...
The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

Screening: Sunday, November 27 @ 2:00pm Monday, November 28 @ 7:30pm Tuesday, November 29 @ 5:00pm Wednesday, November 30 @ 7:30pm Sunday, December 4 @ 2:00pm Monday, December 5 @ 7:30pm Tuesday, December 6 @ 5:00pm Wednesday, December 7 @ 7:30pm at the Riviera...
Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness

Screening: Sunday November 20 @ 2:00pm Monday November 21 @ 2:00pm Tuesday November 22 @ 5:00pm Wednesday November 23 @ 7:30pm Thursday November 24 @ 11:00am Friday November 25 @ 11:00am Saturday November 26 @ 11:00am at the Riviera Theatre – 2044 Alameda Padre Serra...

2017 Closing Night Film – Their Finest

Closing Night Film Sponsored by Winchester Mystery House THEIR FINEST Directed by Lone Scherfig Written by Gaby Chiappe, based on the novel by Lissa Evans Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, and Richard E. Grant Saturday February 11, 2017...
Don’t Call Me Son

Don’t Call Me Son

Screening: Sunday November 13 @ 2:00pm Monday November 14 @ 7:30pm Tuesday November 15 @ 5:00pm Wednesday November 16 @ 7:30pm at the Riviera Theatre – 2044 Alameda Padre Serra Written & Directed by Anna Muylaert Starring Naomi Nero, Daniel Botelho, Dani Nefusi,...
Tampopo

Tampopo

Screening: Sunday November 6 @ 2:00pm Monday November 7 @ 7:30pm Tuesday November 8 @ 5:00pm Wednesday November 9 @ 7:30pm at the Riviera Theatre – 2044 Alameda Padre Serra Written & Directed by Jûzô Itami Starring Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Koji Yakusho,...

2017 Virtuosos Award

Virtuosos Award Sponsored by UGG Honoring: Aaron Taylor Johnson (Nocturnal Animals) Dev Patel (Lion) Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) Naomie Harris (Moonlight) Ruth Negga (Loving) Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Stephen...
Tower

Tower

Screening: Saturday October 29 @ 11:00am Monday October 31 @ 7:30pm Tuesday November 1 @ 5:00pm Wednesday November 2 @ 7:30pm at the Riviera Theatre – 2044 Alameda Padre Serra Directed by Keith Maitland Starring Violett Beane, Louie Arnette, Blair Jackson...

Kirk Douglas Award honoring Warren Beatty

Academy Award® winner Warren Beatty will be honored with the eleventh annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. Known for his iconic roles in BONNIE AND CLYDE, REDS, and DICK TRACY, Beatty will next be seen as Howard Hughes in 20th Century Fox’s RULES DON’T...
The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers

Screening: Sunday October 23 @ 2:00pm Monday October 24 @ 7:30pm Tuesday October 25 @ 5:00pm Wednesday October 26 @ 7:30pm at the Riviera Theatre – 2044 Alameda Padre Serra Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo Written by Franco Solinas, Gillo Pontecorvo Starring Brahim...
Closet Monster

Closet Monster

Screening: Sunday October 16 @ 2:00pm Monday October 17 @ 7:30pm Tuesday October 18 @ 5:00pm Wednesday October 19 @ 7:30pm at the Riviera Theatre – 2044 Alameda Padre Serra Directed by Stephen Dunn Written by Stephen Dunn Starring Connor Jessup, Aaron Abrams,...
Command and Control

Command and Control

Screening: Sunday October 9 @ 2:00pm Monday October 10 @ 7:30pm Tuesday October 11 @ 5:00pm Wednesday October 12 @ 7:30pm at the Riviera Theatre – 2044 Alameda Padre Serra Directed by Robert Kenner Written by Robert Kenner, Eric Schlosser Country of Origin: USA...