Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)


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 Over the past 32 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 90,000 attendees and offering 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and panels, fulfilling their mission to engage, enrich, and inspire people through the power of film. We celebrate the art of cinema and provide impactful educational experiences for our local, national and global communities. This is a charming festival, most of the venues were renovated older theaters all on the same street.


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Dates:  January 31 – February 10, 2018


  • Audience Choice Award: SKID ROW MARATHON
  • Best Documentary Short Film Award: MOTT HAVEN
  • Bruce Corwin Award – Best Live Action Short Film: AUDITION
  • Bruce Corwin Award – Best Animated Short Film: THE DRIVER IS RED
  • Best Documentary Award: THE PUSH
  • Jeffrey C. Barbakow Award – Best International Feature Film: SECRET INGREDIENT (Iscelitel)
  • Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema: MARY GOES ROUND
  • Nueva Vision Award for Spain/Latin America Cinema: THE LAST SUIT (El último traje)
  • Special Mention: GET THE WEED (Misión no oficial)
  • Valhalla Award for Best Nordic Film: THE ETERNAL ROAD (Ikitie)
  • ADL Stand Up Award: SKY AND GROUND
  • Social Justice Award for Documentary Film: GUERRERO



Dates:  February 1 – February 11, 2017


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