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.
SBIFF presents quality American and world independent films, Latin American and Asian sidebars as well as documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of Santa Barbara, a premier tourist destination.
SBIFF is also committed to education through its Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Field Trip to the Movies, and educational seminars.
With a projected audience of over 60,000 viewing more than 200 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.
The festivities will take place at the historic Arlington Theatre with a multimedia presentation produced by Paul Fagen of P. Fagen Productions.
Photo: Javier Bardem
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Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones was given the American Riviera Award for his continuing influence on film.
The photo is with director Andrew Davis, who presented the award. He directed TLJ in The Fugitive, the film for which Jones won his Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
SBIFF Tickets for 2008
Tickets for the Modern Master Award will go on sale Friday, October 5 and can be purchased through www.sbfilmfestival.org or through the Lobero Box Office, 805.963.0761 and the Arlington Theater Box office, 805.963.4408.
Festival Platinum and Cinema Passes are currently on sale exclusively at the Lobero Box Office. Box Office fees will apply for all Film Festival Passes, Mini-Paks, and event tickets.
Each year the Santa Barbara International Film Festival brings together a dedicated team of volunteers to help ensure Festival patrons and guests have the best filmgoing experience possible.
As a non-profit organization SBIFF is grateful for the considerable contributions made by volunteers each and every year, and know that it could not present the Festival without their hard work and dedication.
Approximately 400 full and part-time volunteers will be needed for the 2008 Festival. All Festival events (films, panel discussions, special events, etc.), are run successfully by a team of volunteers. Volunteers form the backbone of the Film Festival, helping out in all areas, from ticket taking and theatre operations, to general office help, translation, technical operations and much more.
Volunteers may work long hours, ideally committing to several multiple-hour shifts throughout the 11 days of the Festival. In addition to the satisfaction of engaging in a major community event, volunteers will be rewarded with passes to see movies, including the Opening Night film at a volunteer-only special screening.
APPLYING TO VOLUNTEER
Volunteer submissions for 2008 will be open as we get closer to Festival time.
October 3rd, 2007
For festival information, log onto www.sbfilmfestival.org.
Photos by Madelyn Ritrosky.