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Santa Barbara Film Festival Sets Dates for January/February 2013

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 9, 2012 at 3:10PM

Now that the Academy Award show has set its dates, so is everyone else. Award-centric Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which books its tribute shows with an eye on the Oscars, will launch the 28th SBIFF on Thursday, January 24, 2013; it will run through Sunday, February 3.
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Santa Barbara Film Festival
Santa Barbara Film Festival

Now that the Academy Award show has set its dates, so is everyone else. Award-centric Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which books its tribute shows with an eye on the Oscars, will launch the 28th SBIFF on Thursday, January 24, 2013; it will run through Sunday, February 3. SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, who added an acquisitions program to last year's eleven-day fest of indie and foreign films, Q & As and panels (which attracted more than 70,000 visitors), is now prepping the 28th edition.

Festival passes and packages go on sale May 1 and are discounted at 25% until June 25.
 

This article is related to: Festivals, Festivals, Academy Awards, Oscars


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.