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Santa Barbara Film Festival
In the past five years, under the leadership of Roger Durling, the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival has caught the attention of Hollywood. This year is no different.
THE FILMS Opening-night film: “Nothing but the Truth,” Ron Lurie Closing-night film: “Lightbulb,” Jeff Balsmeyer THE HONOREES Kate Winslet will be feted on Friday with the fest's Montecito Award…
INDEPENDENT FEATURES COMPETITION “Apron Strings,” Sima Urale (New Zealand) “Dim Sum Funeral,” Anna Chi (Canada) “Follow the Prophet,” Drew Ann Rosenberg (U.S.) – world premiere “Ink,” Jamin Winans…
A pair of Oscar-nominated actresses were the toast of the town as the Santa Barbara Film Festival kicked off with tributes to Julie Christie and Cate Blanchett this past weekend.
In his five years as executive director of the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, Roger Durling's charge has been twofold: to keep the photographers busy with high-profile honorees while still…
As executive director of the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Roger Durling recognizes that art and commerce must go hand in hand. Which is why, in addition to final say on the event's programming, the…
Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival lineup highlights, honors and panels.
When it comes to star wattage, the California fests have a natural advantage, one which leaves most of their international -- and even out of state -- peers green with envy. Their close proximity to…
The 23rd Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival unveiled its lineup and program, which will feature 215 films including 20 world premieres and 22 U.S. bows. Events will include a tribute to Julie Christie.