Following her role in this year’s hit, Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey will receive the Montecito Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The thesp, producer and…
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The 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will fete Cate Blanchett with the 2014 Outstanding Performer of the Year Award, SBIFF's executive director Roger Durling announced today. The fest…
The Hollywood Film Festival has appointed festival vet Jon Fitzgerald as its exec director. Fitzgerald was a co-founder and exec director of the Slamdance Festival and served in exec director slots…
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Culinary-themed docu "Spinning Plates," directed by Joseph Levy, won the Audience Choice award at the 28th Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Awards-season wattage helps illuminate fest's conscientious fare.
In the run-up to Santa Barbara, organizers managed not only to snag some major talent, but also to accurately read the Oscar tea leaves, with more than 13 Acad nominees scheduled to drop by.
Quentin Tarantino will be honored by the Santa Barbara Film Festival with the American Riviera Award on Jan. 30. The "Django Unchained" filmmaker is stepping in for Leonardo DiCaprio, previously…
The Santa Barbara Film Festival has set "Disconnect" as its opening night film on Jan. 24 and will honor Leonardo DiCaprio with the American Riviera Award. Ensemble drama "Disconnect" stars Jason…
Lawrence Kasdan's "Darling Companion" will open the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival on Jan. 26 at the Arlington Theater.
Christopher Plummer will receive the Modern Master Award at the 27th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at a Jan. 28 ceremony.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is bestowing an honor upon Michael Douglas with a familiar, and familial, ring: the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.