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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....
Plankton Rules the World

Plankton Rules the World

6 min / 2015 / USA SECTION(S): Shorts Before Features Directed by Sarah Ettman-Sterner, Jim Knowlton Starring Dr. Sylvia Earle SCREENING: screening before THE PEANUTS MOVIE – Sunday 02/7/2016 – 10:00:00 AM – Arlington *FREE ADMISSION Dr. Sylvia Earle drives her...
Santa Barbara Local Heroes

Santa Barbara Local Heroes

Directed by Phyllis de Picciotto and Stan Roden, these sixteen short documentaries are inspired, guided and determined by the Santa Barbara Independent’s 30-year tradition of honoring Local Heroes. The 2015 Santa Barbara Local Heroes are Diana Basehart, Dr. Joe Blum,...
Amy

Amy

128 min / 2015 / UK, USA SECTION(S): Special Presentation Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature Directed by Asif Kapadia Starring Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson SCREENING: Tuesday 02/09/2016 – 10:00:00 AM – Fiesta 1 From BAFTA...
Thank You, Surf Again

Thank You, Surf Again

19 min / 2015 / USA SECTION(S): Surfing South America Directed by Frank Sun Starring Chadd Konig, Holly Beck SCREENING: Thursday 02/04/2016 – 10:00:00 PM – Fiesta 1 Sunday 02/7/2016 – 11:00:00 AM – Lobero THANK YOU, SURF AGAIN chronicles the...
The Fisherman’s Son

The Fisherman’s Son

29 min / 2015 / USA, Chile SECTION(S): Surfing South America Directed by Chris Malloy Starring Ramón Navarro, Kelly Slater SCREENING: Thursday 02/04/2016 – 10:00:00 PM – Fiesta 1 Sunday 02/7/2016 – 11:00:00 AM – Lobero Born and raised in a...
Double Barrel

Double Barrel

30 min / 2015 / Australia / US Premiere SECTION(S): Surfing South America Directed by Angie Davis, Dustin Hollick Written by Angie Davis, Dustin Hollick Starring Angie Davis, Harold Koechlin SCREENING: Thursday 02/04/2016 – 10:00:00 PM – Fiesta 1 Sunday...
Two Dives in American Samoa

Two Dives in American Samoa

7 min / 2016 / USA SECTION(S): Shorts Before Features Directed by Jim Knowlton Starring Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sylvia Earle SCREENING: Wednesday 02/10/2016 – 8:20:00 PM – Metro 2 Thursday 02/11/2016 – 5:20:00 PM – Metro 2 Ocean luminaries...
Skateboarding in Pine Ridge

Skateboarding in Pine Ridge

18 min / 2015 / USA SECTION(S): Shorts Before Features Directed by Greg Hunt Starring Walt Pourier, Jeff Ament, Emily Earring, Brian Sherman, Jim Murphy, Marius Syvanen, Josh Matthews, Joey Pepper, Pat Moran, Jerry Mraz SCREENING: Friday 02/12/2016 – 10:20:00 PM...
Prestige Ingredients

Prestige Ingredients

29 min / 2016 / France, USA / WORLD Premiere SECTION(S): Screen Cuisine Shorts Directed by Adrian Rubi-Dentzel, Danielle Rubi-Dentzel Written by Adrian Rubi-Dentzel Starring Alia Shawkat, Pierre Jancou SCREENING: Monday 02/08/2016 – 5:40:00 PM – Metro 3...
Chapa (The Grill Man)

Chapa (The Grill Man)

15 min / 2015 / Brazil / Subtitled SECTION(S): Screen Cuisine Shorts Directed by Fabio Montanari Written by Fabio Montanari Starring Francisco Gaspar, Antônio Destro, Joice Jane Teixeira, Felipe Reis, Juliana Vedovato, Luan Marcon SCREENING: Monday 02/08/2016 –...
Sandorkraut

Sandorkraut

12 min / 2014 / USA SECTION(S): Screen Cuisine Shorts Directed by Ann Husaini, Emily Lobsenz Written by Ann Husaini, Emily Lobsenz Starring Sandor Ellix Katz SCREENING: Monday 02/08/2016 – 5:40:00 PM – Metro 3 Tuesday 02/09/2016 – 10:20:00 AM –...
Eat White Dirt

Eat White Dirt

38 min / 2015 / USA SECTION(S): Screen Cuisine Shorts Directed by Adam Forrester Starring Tammy Wright, William Rawlings, Mamie Lee Hillman, Sera Young, Joel McRay, George Brinkley, Tierra Griffin, Paul Schroeder, Stephen Hawks, Crystal Malone, William P. Miller,...
Bacon & God’s Wrath

Bacon & God’s Wrath

9 min / 2015 / Canada SECTION(S): Screen Cuisine Shorts Honorable Mention, Best Canadian Short Film, Toronto International Film Festival Directed by Sol Friedman Starring Razie Brownstone SCREENING: Monday 02/08/2016 – 5:40:00 PM – Metro 3 Tuesday...
Why We Fight

Why We Fight

29 min / 2015 / USA SECTION(S): Santa Barbara Shorts #2 Directed by Keenan McGuckin Written by Nick Hornung Starring Flavia Watson, Julienna Perez, Rey Lopez, Jodi Carol Harrison, Mya McCann, Brendan McCay, Shannon McDermott, Izabella Newman SCREENING: Tuesday...
Love Me When I’m Down

Love Me When I’m Down

11 min / 2016 / USA / WORLD Premiere SECTION(S): Santa Barbara Shorts #2 Directed by Kevin Tran Written by Kevin Tran Starring Jacob Halpren, Jess Magee SCREENING: Tuesday 02/09/2016 – 8:40:00 PM – Metro 3 Thursday 02/11/2016 – 11:20:00 AM –...
Lost in a Sense

Lost in a Sense

33 min / 2016 / USA / WORLD Premiere SECTION(S): Santa Barbara Shorts #2 Directed by Andréa Fordham Written by Bobby White Starring Alex Schemmer, Melissa Carnell, Alexis del Vecchio, Andrea Bowling, Bill Oberst Jr., Brendan Robinson SCREENING: Tuesday 02/09/2016...
If You’re Underwater

If You’re Underwater

13 min / 2016 / USA / WORLD Premiere SECTION(S): Santa Barbara Shorts #2 Directed by Benjamin Goalabré Written by Monique Rosario Starring Scott Puckett, Monique Rosario SCREENING: Tuesday 02/09/2016 – 8:40:00 PM – Metro 3 Thursday 02/11/2016 –...
Eyes Open

Eyes Open

11 min / 2016 / USA / WORLD Premiere SECTION(S): Santa Barbara Shorts #2 Directed by T.S. Meeks Written by T.S. Meeks Starring Megan Messmer, T.S. Meeks, Jessica Belkin SCREENING: Tuesday 02/09/2016 – 8:40:00 PM – Metro 3 Thursday 02/11/2016 –...
Loud and Clear

Loud and Clear

13 min / 2016 / USA / WORLD Premiere SECTION(S): Santa Barbara Shorts #1 Directed by David Medina Written by David Medina Starring Eddie Buck, David Morwick, Sara Stuckey, Amanda McDonough, Carolyn Matini SCREENING: Monday 02/08/2016 – 8:40:00 PM – Metro 3...
Brothers

Brothers

16 min / 2016 / USA / WORLD Premiere SECTION(S): Santa Barbara Shorts #1 Directed by Adam Stumle Written by Adam Stumle Starring Daniel Quijas, Arthur Balyan, Cody Medler, Jimmy Waern, Joakim Leopold, Jonathan Collins, Josue Figueroa, Oscar Stark, Richard Lozano, Sean...
Boy Niño

Boy Niño

16 min / 2016 / USA / WORLD Premiere SECTION(S): Santa Barbara Shorts #1 Directed by Tucker Ford, Connor McCurdy Written by Tucker Ford, Elias Posada Starring Demetris Hartman, Allen Negrete, Bryce Owen, James Phillips SCREENING: Monday 02/08/2016 – 8:40:00 PM...
Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

23 min / 2016 / USA / WORLD Premiere SECTION(S): Santa Barbara Shorts #1 Directed by Michele Ly Written by Michele Ly Starring Marshall McCabe, Ivy Vahanian, Cory David, Jasmine Bottelsen, Tanner Gross, Ren Wilson, Libby West, Michael Hall, Kevin Barry, Jesse Egan,...
The Red Witch

The Red Witch

7 min / 2015 / USA / US Premiere SECTION(S): Santa Barbara Shorts #1 Directed by Aron Bothman Written by Samara Weiss Starring David Davis, Heather Ehlers, Kyler Spears, Sadie Schwolsky SCREENING: Monday 02/08/2016 – 8:40:00 PM – Metro 3 Wednesday...