The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a cinephile’s paradise – an eleven day celebration of cinema at several historical theaters on the American Rivera in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara from January 30th – February 9th. Each year, SBIFF proudly presents a diverse slate of more than 200 films to over 75,000 film enthusiasts – an audience that includes industry professionals, leading reporters and critics from Variety, Hollywood Reporter and IndieWire as well as local and regional cinephiles, film students and independent filmmakers. Attendees, filmmakers and special guests converge in an intimate atmosphere with unprecedented opportunities to network, share advice and see new work from some of the world’s most cutting edge auteurs.
This year, the SBIFF will honor director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio with the Cinema Vanguard Award that will be presented on February 6, 2013. Scorsese and DiCaprio will be celebrated for their extraordinary film collaboration which has produced five exemplary films including Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Shutter Island, The Departed and their latest, the critically acclaimed hit film The Wolf of Wall Street, which has taken their fearless and uncompromising work together to an even deeper level.
Individual tickets are available for tribute events and SBIFF passes range from priority access to all films, tributes, and parties as well as different levels of passes for film screening, which include transferable 4 and 10 film MiniPak punch cards. SBIFF also offers a series of free community screenings and events, including several academy award nominated animated films for families at the historic Arlington Theatre. #SBIFF #SBInternationalFilmFestival #SantaBarbara