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SBIFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to making a positive impact utilizing the power of film. SBIFF is a year-round organization that is best known for its main film festival that takes place each year in February. Over the past 30 years the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 90,000 attendees and offering 11days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums. We bring the best of independent and international cinema to Santa Barbara, and we continue to expand our year-round operation to include a wide range of educational programming, fulfilling our mission to engage, enrich and inspire our community through film.

In June 2016, SBIFF entered a new era with the acquisition of the historic and beloved Riviera Theatre. The theatre is SBIFF’s new home and is the catalyst for our program expansion. This marks the first time that Santa Barbara has had a 24/7 community center focused on the art of film and is an incredible opportunity to expand our mission of educational outreach. Particularly important to SBIFF is making available high quality learning opportunities for underserved and vulnerable populations. Our programs and reach are more robust than ever before.


SBIFF at a glance February 6th schedule of events

Free Filmmaker Seminar
Sponsored by Driscoll's
Topic: Making Shorts
11:00am in at the Festival Pavilion (Lobero Theatre Courtyard located on Anacapa Street side)

Free Daily Film Screenings
Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis
following passholder admission.
Free Film: Working Man 
2:00pm Lobero Theatre 

Super Silent Sunday Sponsored by Winchester Mystery House
Rescheduled FREE screening of: Metropolis
5:30pm Arlington Theatre
Live accompaniment will be provided by Adam Aceto on the Arlington’s
Wonder Morton Theatre Pipe Organ, which is one of only five in existence.

The following films will have Filmmaker Q&A's on Wednesday 2/6:

  • Stockholm with Nicholas Tabarrok & Robert Budreau - 8:20 AM @ Metro 3 
  • Silent Forests with Mariah Wilson (director), Zebediah Smith (cinematographer) - 8:30 AM @ Metro 4 (Sponsored by Toyota Mirai)
  • A Seed for Change with Alexandros Ikonomidis (director) - 1:00 PM @ Fiesta 3 
  • Hugh Hefner's After Dark: Speaking Out in America with Brigitte Berman (director) - 4:20 PM @ Fiesta 4 
  • Ether with Krzysztof Zanussi (director) - 4:30 PM @ Lobero (Sponsored by Toyota Mirai)
  • Cemetery Park with Brandon Alvis (director) - 6:00 PM @ Metro 4 
  • The Laps: Tasmania with Angie Davis (director) - 7:20 @ Fiesta 4
  • Laila at the Bridge with Elizabeth Mirzaei (director) - 8:00 PM @ Metro 1 
  • A Thousand Miles Behind with Nathan Wetherington & Jeffery Doornbos - 8:20 PM @ Metro 2 

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