To celebrate entering a third decade of film festivals, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has extended their 30th edition to include a 12th day. The dates are now January 27th to February 7th, 2015.
But the celebrations of film festivities aren’t stopping there. Also just announced is a completely new summer showcase: “The Wave Film Festival” will be a 5-day festival presented by SBIFF each summer. And in efforts to bring a heavier year-round spotlight on foreign independent films, the summer array will focus solely on French Cinema.
Said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, “It’s fitting that as we approach the 30th anniversary SBIFF expands its programming and have more of a year round presence with the Wave Film Festival. In the future we hope to have several editions — or ‘waves’ — throughout the year, allowing for longevity and continued growth for SBIFF as well as the Santa Barbara community.”
The Wave Film Festival will run this year from July 16-20.