2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Welcome to Santa Barbara, California
By Madelyn Ritrosky
Photo: The opening night party at Paseo Nuevo after the premiere of "Ask the Dust."
The 21st Santa Barbara International Film Festival is now underway.
There's a little bit of everything, and something for everyone. Not too big, not too small. If you want to see stars, then you're in luck. How about George Clooney or Salma Hayek? Or maybe your tastes run toward Jeff Bridges or Naomi Watts.
Those actors have already made appearances, and there are more to come.
And, you can walk from venue to venue, which include historic theaters like The Arlington and The Lobero.
Tickets for events are on sale NOW at the official SBIFF Box Office, toll free 888.456.2376 or local 805.963.0761 or visit www.sbfilmfestival.org.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching local culture and raising consciousness of film as an art form.
It presents quality American independent, Spanish and Latin American, European World and Documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a premier tourist destination. SBIFF is also committed to education through its Student Filmmaking Competitions, Field Trip to the Movies, Kids' Fest, and educational seminars. With a projected audience of over 40,000 viewing more than 150 films over its eleven-day run, SBIFF attracts an affluent local and national consumer base, while maintaining strong ties with the entertainment industry in nearby Los Angeles.
For festival information, log onto www.sbfilmfestival.org.
More articles on the SBFF to come by EM reporter Madelyn Ritrosky.
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