Our entire team is honored to be a sponsor of the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival as it celebrates 30 years this season, from January 27 through February 7, 2015. This season at the SBIFF, 24 of the 2015 Academy Award nominees have earned spots on the most coveted of festival ballots. Get your tickets now! – Gabe
If you have never attended one of the many events hosted during the film fest, this is a great year to start a new tradition. Celebrating its 30th season, the 11-day celebration of cinema celebrates the achievements of nearly 200 diverse films with showings hosted at several historical theaters in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. Many films will be making a world premiere, including much anticipated and critically-acclaimed feature-length and documentaries from the U.S., Spain, Uganda, Finland, China, Israel, Mexico, Austria, Canada, Serbia, United Kingdom, France, Germany Bulgaria, and many others.
This year, the world-renowned cultural festival will present its Montecito Award to actress Jennifer Aniston in honor of her celebrated career. Aniston’s most recent performance is a moving account depicting a woman living with chronic pain in “Cake.” She will be recognized in a ceremony on Jan. 30 at the Arlington Theatre.
In addition to Aniston, the following awards will be presented with special screenings and activities. Tickets are available for purchase online for the entire season of films, events, panels and galas.
Jan. 28: The Attenborough Award Honoring the Cousteau Family for Excellence in Nature Filmmaking. Includes a screening of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s new film “Secret Ocean 3D.”
Jan. 29: Cinema Vanguard Award Honoring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones
Jan. 31: Modern Master Award Honoring Michael Keaton
Feb. 1: Virtuosos Award Honoring: Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Logan Lerman (Fury), David Oyelowo (Selma), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Jenny Slate (Obvious Child)
Feb. 3: Variety Artisans Award Honoring: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gone Girl (Score), Dion Beebe, Into the Woods (Cinematography), Steven Noble, The Theory of Everything (Costume Design), Sandra Adair, Boyhood (Editing), Bill Corso & Kathrine Gordon, Foxcatcher (Hair & Makeup), Suzie Davies, Mr. Turner (Production Design), Shawn Patterson, “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie (Song), Joe Letteri, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes & The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (VFX).
Feb. 4: Outstanding Directors of the Year Tribute, Honorees TBA. This year, the SBFF’s Outstanding Director of the Year Award will be combined with the Directors Panel to honor and celebrate five of the year’s top directors in one evening.
Feb. 5: American Riviera Award Honoring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke
Feb. 6: Outstanding Performer of the Year Award Honoring Steve Carell
Feb. 7: Closing Night Film – “McFarland, USA” with Kevin Costner and Director Niki Caro in attendance.
Feb. 7: Women’s Panel with Guests (TBD). The “Creative Forces: Women in the Business” panel debuted in 2005 and celebrates influential women from all stages of film production including editing, directing, costuming, casting, production design, and producing come together to discuss the unique challenges and successes they have faced in the film industry.
For more information to make your move to Santa Barbara, contact Gabe Venturelli at 805-680-5141, or send an email.