Film Festival 2014

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Santa Barbara, International Film Festival 2014

Santa Barbara, California
Thursday, January 30 -
Sunday, February 9, 2014

2013 Audience Choice Award: Spinning Plates, directed by Joseph Levy

Santa Barbara, International Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a highly-anticipated eleven-day celebration of cinema taking place in one of California’s most beautiful seaside communities. SBIFF is proud to present a diverse slate of more than 200 films to over 70,000 film enthusiasts – an audience that includes industry professionals from nearby Los Angeles, around the world, local and regional film fans, and a large student population. Among a mix of attendees this varied and energized, attending filmmakers and guests alike are sure to expand their network and encounter incredible new stories.

Just a few days after Sundance and well-timed a few weeks before the Academy Awards, SBIFF has become a must-stop for frontrunners on the awards season fast-track. The festival has honored the artistic achievements of Christopher Plummer, Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Viola Davis, Martin Scorsese, Colin Firth, Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Helen Mirren and many more. This year’s honorees included Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis, Amy Adams, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Lawrence and our annual Virtuosos Award honorees.

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2013 Santa Barbara, International Film Festival Award Winners

Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema - Babygirl, directed by Macdara Vallely
Best International Film Award - Coming Of Age (Anfang 80), directed by Gerhard Ertl and Sabine Hiebler
Nueva Vision Award for the best Spanish/Latin American - 7 Boxes (7 Cajas), directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori
Best Documentary Film Award - More Than Honey, directed by Markus Imhoof
The Bruce Corwin Award for Best Live Action Short Film Under 30 Minutes - Barriers, directed by Golan Rise
Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animation Short Film - Sleight Of Hand, directed by Michael Cusack
Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award - Revolution, directed by Rob Stewart
Audience Choice Award - Spinning Plates, directed by Joseph Levy