Now entering its 31st year, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will run Wednesday, February 3rd through Saturday February 13, 2016, in the height of awards season.
Along with screening over 200 films, and many are premieres, Santa Barbara is known for its annual Tribute honor, which counts Patricia Arquette, J.K. Simmons, Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton among recent recipients. Historically these honorees have gone on to Oscar nominations and wins.
Santa Barbara also offers various programs to the community, including Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, where touted filmmakers give interactive lessons to local low-income students, the AppleBox Screenings which show free family films over a four day period, and numerous film competitions.
Special ticket packages become available July 27th.