SBIFF Announces 2015 Virtuosos


(Press Release) – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the year’s standout performers by presenting The 2015 Virtuosos Award to Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Logan Lerman (Fury), David Oyelowo (Selma), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Jenny Slate (Obvious ...

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Santa Barbara Film Fest: Oprah and the Light


Oprah’s appearance as honoree of the Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival was planned before the Oscar nominations were handed out. There was a lot of drama, old-school Hollywood style, as to whether or not She would receive one. A lifetime dedicated to great literature, promoting worthy ...

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Santa Barbara Fetes Forest Whitaker


It was a cold night in Santa Barbara, one of the more beautiful places on the planet. The ocean stretches out longways on your left. On your right, giant homes dot the hillside, twinkling lights within. The Kirk Douglas award was being held at the Bacara resort, an opulent palace ...

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Oprah Winfrey to Receive Montecito Award from SBIFF

It was just announced that Oprah Winfrey will receive the prestigious Montecito Award from the Santa Barbara Film Festival on February 5, 2014. Winfrey receives the award for her work in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and as a celebration of her overall career.   In The Butler, Winfrey plays the wife of ...

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Quentin Tarantino to Receive American Riviera Award at SBIFF

The American Riviera award was to be given to Leonardo DiCaprio but he has since had scheduling conflicts and won’t be able to attend. In his place, the awesome Quentin Tarantino who will be honored on Wednesday, January 30 at the Arlington. Awards Daily will be there to take pictures. ...

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Amy Adams to Receive SBFF’s Vanguard Award

As I usually attend the Santa Barbara Film Fest, I’m excited about this. Amy Adams plays a character, she says, is actually closer to her real personality than the usually plucky, upbeat characters she’s cast as. She joins Ann Dowd this year as the two most complex performers in the ...

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Santa Barbara Film Festival Blogger Panel

All our favorite top-dog movie bloggers met Sunday, January 30, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to discuss the future of entertainment journalism at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Scott Feinberg Jeff Wells Pete Hammond Steve Pond Sasha Stone Anne Thompson thompsononhollywood at ...

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