Santa Barbara International Film Festival
FILM CATEGORIES AND SIDEBARS
Preliminary list of films scheduled to screen at the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival; a complete list will follow soon. Select films will vie for the following awards:
The SBIFF continues its commitment to exciting, culturally enlightening, and entertaining programming and sidebars.
In addition to presenting Independent Features, International Features, Documentary Features and Special Presentation films, programmed by Jeremy Platt, the SBIFF will also offer films from the following sidebars:
Nature Films series REEL NATURE, sponsored by The City of Lompoc and programmed by renowned nature film cinematographer and Santa Barbara resident Mike DeGruy;
EAST X WEST, a collection of the best cinema from Asia, programmed by Emmy-nominated actor and director Tim Matheson;
TO THE MAXXX, sponsored by Red Bull, is programmed by Santa Barbara filmmaker Russ Spencer and features extreme sports films and documentaries including two exciting World Premiere films featuring one of Santa Barbara’s main pastimes...surfing! “One California Day” is a film that recounts the history of surfing through the voices of the surfers stars of yesterday and today -- from six distinct California regions while “The Forgotten Coast” follows a group of elite surfers searching the globe for the perfect waves in undiscovered locations; continuing their commitment to Spanish and Latin American films, the SBIFF will again present LATINO CINEMEDIA, sponsored by the Univision and Tinta Latina Magazine, offering a collection of films from Spain and Latin America, programmed by UCSB professor Cristina Venegas; they will continue to feature SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS, also programmed by Russ Spencer and which includes 7 World Premiere films.
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