Just because the Fall Film Festival season is getting ready to take off with Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and NYFF busily firming up their slates, we now have a late winter awards season must-stop revealing its dates. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 2023 fest will happen from February 8 by way of February 18 it was introduced immediately . In addition to sporting various world and U.S. premieres, SBIFF has more and more turn out to be the place to be seen when you have grabbed a kind of coveted Oscar nominations, with on stage tributes, panels, and different actions highlighing the annual race for the Academy Awards.
Last year, SBIFF made a whole welcome return to in-person screenings, panels, and occasions after the pandemic pressured lots of its occasions into digital shows the earlier year. For 2022 the competition had 48 world premieres, 95 U.S. premieres, with honorary awards feted on Javier Bardem, Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, Penélope Cruz, Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Caitriona Balfe, Ariana DeBose, Alana Haim, Ciarán Hinds, Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Simon Rex, Saniyya Sidney, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kenneth Branagh, Jane Campion, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, and Steven Spielberg. DeBose, Smith, Kotsur, Campion, Branagh, and Hamaguchi all went on to truly win Oscars.
The movie ultimate lineup and schedule will probably be introduced in January, 2023
“SBIFF has long been a place to celebrate and showcase the enduring power of cinema. As we have been confronted with difficult times, film and festivals have continued to be a place for reflection and inspiration. It is with that in mind that we excitedly prepare the 38th SBIFF edition and look forward to bringing the year’s best cinema and talent to our devoted patrons” says Roger Durling, SBIFF’s Executive Director.
The thirty eighth Santa Barbara International Film Festival is introduced by UGG® with official occasions and screenings held all through the town, together with on the historic Arlington Theatre.