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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SBIFF’s new home at the historic Riviera Theatre

RIVIERA THEATRE TO SERVE AS NEW HOME FOR SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL THE HISTORIC LANDMARK WILL ENABLE EXPANSION IN EDUCATION AND FAMILY PROGRAMS The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has found a new home: the historic Riviera Theatre. The...