SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling and Wim Wenders speak at the International Panel during the 39th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at The Arlington Theatre on February 10, 2024 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling and Wim Wenders speak at the International Panel during the 39th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at The Arlington Theatre on February 10, 2024 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Oscar Nominated International Feature Directors Panel at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2024

MODERATED BY ROGER DURLING

The 39th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place LIVE February 7 – February 17, 2024. Official events including screenings, filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, and celebrity tributes, will be held throughout the city, including at the historic Arlington Theatre.

A-list and industry guests will once again ascend to Santa Barbara, making it a must-stop location on the awards circuit, and delivering a record number of films with many World and U.S. premieres. The 39th festival will open with the World Premiere of Disney’s MADU and it will close with the World Premiere of CHOSEN FAMILY directed by Heather Graham starring Julia Stiles, Heather Graham, Andrea Savage, Thomas Lennon. The festival will debut 45 World Premieres and 77 U.S. Premieres from 48 countries. Film lineup and full festival schedule can be found on sbiff.org.

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PANELISTS FEATURED

Matteo Garrone, Io Capitano (Director/Producer/Writer)

Wim Wenders, Perfect Days (Director/Producer/Writer)

IIker Çatak, The Teachers’ Lounge (Director/Writer)

Johnnie Burn, The Zone of Interest (Sound Designer)

 

About the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. Over the past 39 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 100,000 attendees and offering 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums, fulfilling their mission to engage, enrich, and inspire the Santa Barbara community through film.

 

SBIFF continues its commitment to education and the community throughout many free educational programs and events. In 2016, SBIFF entered a new era with the acquisition of the historic and beloved Riviera Theatre. After a capital campaign and renovation, the theatre is now SBIFF’s new state-of-the-art, year-round home, showing new international and independent films every day. In 2019, SBIFF opened its own Education Center in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street to serve as a home for its many educational programs and a place for creativity and learning.

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