Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kicks Off!!

Santa Barbara Film FestivalThe 23rd installment of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) kicks off tonight and continues through February 3rd, featuring 220 films including 20 World Premieres, located in various venues throughout Santa Barbara.  The festival itself has grown tremendously in the last 5 years under the direction of Roger Durling For locals, one of the greatest aspects of the SBIFF is the representation of local directors and film makers from the Santa Barbara, Montecito and surrounding areas.  View the entire schedule of events, films, talks, tributes, panels, directors...you name it. This years honorees for various awards are: Cate Blanchett receiving the esteemed Modern Master Award, moderated by long-time friend o’ the fest, Leonard Maltin on Saturday, January 26. Javier Bardem receiving The Montecito Award, moderated by SBIFF Director Roger Durling on Monday, January 28. Ryan Gosling receiving the newly-created Independent Award, moderated by Entertainment Weekly Bureau Chief Sean Smith on Tuesday, January 29. Tommy Lee Jones receiving the American Riviera Award, sponsored by The Bluffs along the Santa Barbara Coast and moderated by another long-time friend, Pete Hammond, on Friday, February 1. Angelina Jolie receiving the Outstanding Performance of the Year Award, moderated by Pete Hammond on Saturday, February 2.  Learn more about Santa Barbara and Montecito. Further Reading: Support Turning the Tide on Ocean Pollution Here in Santa Barbara CA., Summer Art, Culture, Festivals in Santa Barbara CA.The Secret of The Santa Barbara Channel Islands, Amgen Tour of California Comes to Santa Barbara Again, Your Santa Barbara Weekend Home Getaway Kevin Schmidtchen - Thank you for reading.  I hope you find Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice informative.  Please feel free to comment below with any thoughts. Subscribe to Receive Personal Listings of Santa Barbara Area Properties Search the Santa Barbara Area MLS

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