Santa Barbara International Film Festival Returns for 34th Year

Posted on Jun 24 by SEASONS Magazine

SBIFF announces dates for 2019 year. Photo courtesy of SBIFF Facebook.

The 34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) returns January 30 through February 9, 2019. Festival screenings and other events will be held throughout the town including at the Arlington and Lobero Theatres.

Over the past 30 years, SBIFF has continued to attract 90,000 attendees to the 11 days of more than 200 film screenings, tributes, and symposiums earning its spot as one of the leading film festivals in the country. With SBIFF’s acquisition of Riviera Theatre in 2016, their new home has allowed them to expand their programs and provide a community center for educational outreach initiatives. 

“It’s extraordinary and a cause for celebration that SBIFF is heading into its 34th edition. We love that after this past difficult year, Santa Barbara is anxiously ready to welcome once again more world-class filmmakers—and putting together our popular and insightful panels and tributes. Join us,” says SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.

Allison Janney, Margot Robbie, Jordan Peele, Guillermo Del Toro, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Timothée Chalamet were a few of last year’s Tribute Honors. The festival’s acclaimed Panel Series returns highlighting this year’s most accomplished producers, writers, and women in the entertainment industry.

Prepare for SBIFF’s return early and get your passes 25% off beginning August 1. For more information about SBIFF, visit their website at To see new international and independent films prior to the festival, visit Riviera Theatre located at 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara. Check their website for showtimes. 

Emma Sheridan


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