SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is pleased to announce the 39th annual festival will take place in Santa Barbara, CA from February 7 through February 17. With its beautiful central coastline and upscale sensibility as a backdrop, festival attendees and A-list guests have a long tradition of returning to The American Riviera® year after year.
The 39th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will be happening 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.
Earlier this year at the 38th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, it celebrated an array of top award contenders such as Oscar® winners Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniels, Brendan Fraser, Key Huy Quan, Cate Blanchett to cinema icons Angela Bassett, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Austin Butler, Kerry Condon, Stephanie Hsu, Jeremy Pope, Jermey Strong, Danielle Deadwyler, Nina Hoss. It had a program of 200 films from 43 countries. The festival drew filmmakers from as far as Turkey, India, Israel, and Sierra Leone, half of whom were women. Passes to the Festival will go on sale in August at 25% off. The festival lineup and schedule will be announced January, 2024.