Festival Calendar

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Santa Barbara International Film Festival
1528 Chapala St. # 203
93101 Santa Barbara, CA
United States
phone +1 905 963 0023
fax +1 805 962 2524
http://www.sbiff.org
email: contactus@sbfilmfestival.org

Executive Director
Mr. Roger Durling

Programming Director
Mr. Michael Albright
michael@sbfilmfestival.org

Year of Foundation 1985

Event Date from 30 January 2019 till 09 February 2019

in Santa Barbara, United States

Sections International, Documentary, Spanish/Latin America, Eastern Bloc, Social Justice, Noir, Kolnoa, Nordic, Screen Cuisine, Cinematic Overtures, To the Maxxx, Reel Nature, Global Hollywood, Santa Barbara Features (and several live-action, animation and documentary shorts programs)

Terms of Entry Films over 40 minutes are considered features. Films that have received national U.S. network television (including cable) or theatrical release prior to Festival are not eligible. Films must be completed after 01 November 2017. US and world premieres preferred.

BluRay back up requested for DCP screenings. The possible screening formats may vary depending on the category.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, 35 mm, HDCAM, DigiBeta NTSC

Registration Deadline Early Bird Deadline: August 3, 2018
Features: 45 $, shorts: 35 $

Regular Deadline: September 14, 2018
Features: 55 $, shorts: 45 $

Late Deadline: November 1, 2018
Features: 75 $, shorts: 55 $

Drop Deadline: December 14, 2018
Features: 100 $, shorts: 75 $

Attendance Figures 92,000

Prizes/Awards Audience award, Prizes in competition sections are: International, Documentary, Spanish/Latin America, Eastern Bloc, Social Justice. Prizes vary each year.

German Films

2018


Special Presentation
A FANTASTIC WOMAN by Sebastián Lelio (CL/US/DE/ES, Komplizen Film)
LOVELESS by Andrey Zvyagintsev (RU/BE/DE/FR, Senator Film Produktion
THE SQUARE by Ruben Östlund (SE/FR/DE/DK, Essential Film)

Documentary Competition
SOVIET HIPPIES by Terje Toomistu (EE/DE/FI, KINOMATON Berlin)

Social Justice Documentary Competition
THE END OF MEAT (EINE WELT OHNE FLEISCH) by Marc Pierschel (mindjazz pictures)

Contemporary World Cinema
ARRYTHMIA by Boris Khlebnikov (RU/FI/DE, Color of May)

Crime Scenes
GUTLAND by Govinda Van Maele (LU/DE/BE, Propellerfilm)
UNDER THE TREE by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson (IS/PL/DK/DE, One Two Films)

Documentaries
LEANING INTO THE WIND by Thomas Riedelsheimer (Filmpunkt)

Screen Cuisine
THE END OF MEAT (EINE WELT OHNE FLEISCH) by Marc Pierschel (mindjazz pictures)

Number of Films Shown over 200 films

Media Coverage Film trade magazines (Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline and IndieWire, Thompson on Hollywood) cover the festival.

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation The festival is one of the leading film events at the beginning of the year featuring a high percentage of films campaigning for the Academy Awards. Offering red carpet gala events and tributes to selected celebrities from the US American film business, the festival is best known for its hospitality, networking events and audience related program, especially large student population. Strong ties with entertainment industry in Los Angeles. The fest has become one of the most important stops on the annual road to the Oscars (R) (Hollywood Reporter), since many Academy members live in and around Santa Barbara.

The audience is a combination of film industry professionals, local, regional and international attendees, and a large student population.

The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR (R) competition for the Best Short Film.

Services The festival covers one way shipping costs.

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