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    Adele Exarchopoulos, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Oscar Isaac Among SBIFF Virtuosos Award Winners

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (running January 30 to February 9, 2013) has announced the seven recipients of its 2014 Virtuosos Award for breakout performances. Winners are Adele Exarchopoulos, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, June Squibb, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto and Daniel Bruhl.

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    Oprah Winfrey to Receive Santa Barbara International Film Festival's 2014 Montecito Award

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Oprah Winfrey with its Montecito Award at the 29th edition of the fest, to acknowledge her performance in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," which has gained awards buzz, and as a celebration of her overall career. The Tribute takes place on February ...

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    Cate Blanchett to Receive Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's myriad high-profile tributes typically act as Oscar pushes for likely contenders. This year, the 2014 Outstanding Performer of the Year Award will go to Cate Blanchett on February 1 for her ace performance in Woody Allen’s "Blue Jasmine." The 29th edit...

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    Cate Blanchett Awarded SBIFF Performer of the Year

    Kicking off the start for her most likely successful award season, Cate Blanchett will be honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival with the 2014 Outstanding Performer of the Year Award.

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    Forest Whitaker to Receive Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present its eighth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film to Forest Whitaker on December 15.

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    Watch: Santa Barbara Film Festival's 12 Minute Sizzle Reel Tribute To Jennifer Lawrence

    We're less than a week away, and after Sunday night, Oscar talk will be over for another year. Well, until next fall anyway. But there is still plenty of time to honor the nominees, and among them is Jennifer Lawrence, who solidified in 2012 that she has certainly arrived. From her first Oscar n...

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    Interview: 'Angels in Exile' Director Billy Raftery Talks The Street Kids Of Durban & How To Partner Social Activism With Documentary

    Audiences were captivated by the visceral, intimate look into the lives of street kids in Durban, South Africa, captured by filmmaker Billy Raftery in his documentary “Angels in Exile,” which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival last week (review here). However, one couldn’t he...

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    Santa Barbara Review: 'Angels in Exile' Captures The Lives Of South African Street Kids & Treads New Path For Social Action Documentaries

    In 2003, college student Billy Raftery took a surf trip to South Africa and made a stop in the city of Durban, finding more than just waves— he stumbled upon the subject for a documentary in Ariel, one the thousands of street kids who live on Durban’s Point Road. “Angels in Exile,” narrated by Charl...

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    Santa Barbara Film Fest: Ten Takeaways from Movers and Shakers Producers Panel, Award Winners

    As the 28th Santa Barbara International Film festival wrapped 11 days of screenings, panels and awards events on Sunday, SBIFF executive director Roger Durling and programming director Michael Albright announced the fest awards winners at an invitation-only brunch ceremony.

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