2008 Santa Barbara
International Film Festival

23rd SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2008 SBIFF PROGRAM

Film Reviews and Interviews

Interview with Filmmaker Mark Stouffer and Diamond Dog Caper By Madelyn Ritrosky and Jared Winslow

Definitely, Maybe…  Definitely Review By Madeyln Ritrosky

Disfigured Figures it Right by Madeyln Ritrosky

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Producer-Director Dennis Fallon on "All Roads Lead Home" By Madelyn Ritrosky & Jared Winslow

MODERN MASTER AWARD 2008: Cate Blanchett

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

SBIFF PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO JULIE CHRISTIE. SBIFF OPENS WITH ADAM BROOKS’ “DEFINITELY, MAYBE” WHILE GIUSEPPE TORNATORE’S “AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (SCONOSCIUTA, LA)” CLOSES. NORMAN JEWISON TO SERVE AS GUEST DIRECTOR. Continue reading...

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.

SBIFF Volunteers

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.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

October 3rd, 2007
Source: SBIFF

For festival information, log onto www.sbfilmfestival.org.

Photos by Madelyn Ritrosky.

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SBIFF Podcast

Santa Barbara Arts TV Videos:
These YouTube videos show the great variety of arts and culture in the Santa Barbara, CA. area and covers interviews and features from the SBIFF and other events.

SBIFF / FESTIVAL 2008 / PROGRAMS
TENTATIVE LIST OF PROGRAMS FOR FESTIVAL 2008

Tributes: SBIFF awards five Oscar-worthy stars each Festival year. The Tributes consist of a thought provoking on-stage interview, a film montage and award ceremony.

Panels: SBIFF’s Panel series brings together industry professionals for a lively, informative and revealing panel discussion. This year’s panels include Director’s, Writer’s, Composer’s, Producer’s, and Women in the Business.

Special screenings: The Opening Night Film, Centerpiece Screening and Closing Night Film are special screenings, with talent in attendance, held at the Arlington Theatre.

Sidebars: Sidebars are collections of films centered around a common theme that complement the Festival's films. This year's Sidebars include To the Maxxx, Latino Cinemedia, EastXWest, Reel Nature and the Apple Box Family Film Festival.

Conversations with...: Experience an intimate dialogue with some of the year's outstanding indie performers.

10-10-10: The 10-10-10 Student Screenwriting and Filmmaking Programs are events in which 10 filmmaking teams produce 10 short films in the first 10 days of the Festival.

and much, much more...over 200 feature films, 50+ short films, Field Trip to the Movies (provided free of charge to thousands of local middle school children) and 3rd Weekend round out the Santa Barbara International Film Festival