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Santa Barbara Film Fest: Ten Takeaways from Movers and Shakers Producers Panel, Award Winners

As the 28th Santa Barbara International Film festival wrapped 11 days of screenings, panels and awards events on Sunday, SBIFF executive director Roger Durling and programming director Michael Albright announced the fest awards winners at an invitation-only brunch ceremony.
  • By Justin Lowe
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  • February 3, 2013 10:44 PM
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Oscar Talk: 'Argo' vs. 'Lincoln,' PGA, DGA, SAG Predicts, Sundance Recap

Kris Tapley and I go toe to toe in this week's post-Sundance, pre-PGA, SAG and DGA Oscar Talk.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 25, 2013 4:52 PM
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SBIFF Adds Oscar Contenders 'War Witch,' 'Plague' and 'Royal Affair' to Lineup, Plus World Premieres of 'Angels in Exile' and 'Retreat'

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, running January 24 - February 3, announces fifteen new titles joining its previously announces lineup. Among them are three Academy Award nominees ("A Royal Affair," "How To Survive A Plague," "War Witch")...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 21, 2013 12:46 PM
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Santa Barbara Film Fest Lineup is Bookended by 'Disconnect' and 'Wasteland'

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announces the lineup for its 28th edition, running January 24-February 3. Among the selections are 13 world premieres and 32 US premieres from 49 countries; gala screenings for opening night film "Disconnect," closing night film "Wasteland" and Pablo Larrain's "No"...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 8, 2013 1:03 PM
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Santa Barbara Festival to Open with 'Disconnect'; Honors DiCaprio with American Riviera Award

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24 - February 3) will open the 2013 fest with the U.S. premiere of "Disconnect," directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton and Alexander Skarsgard. Additionally, Leonardo DiCaprio will receive the American Riviera Award on February 1, which recognizes an artist with a strong influence on American cinema.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 3, 2013 12:47 PM
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Daniel Day-Lewis to be Celebrated with Montecito Award at Santa Barbara International Film Fest

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24 - February 3) will honor Daniel Day-Lewis with the Montecito Award at a ceremony on January 26.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2012 12:48 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: Three-time Oscar Nominee Amy Adams to Receive Santa Barbara's Cinema Vanguard Award

Amy Adams will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Cinema Vanguard Award on January 31. Adams, who also recently won Best Supporting Actress from the LA Film Critics Association, is being recognized for her performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 10, 2012 2:40 PM
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Watch: Kirk Douglas Presents Namesake Award for Excellence in Film to Robert De Niro at Santa Barbara

On December 8, Robert De Niro received the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film in Santa Barbara. Nonagenarian Kirk Douglas himself presented De Niro with the statuette, riffing on the Fockers and saying "I'm looking at you." Douglas noted, "De Niro doesn't simply play a character, he becomes a character."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 10, 2012 1:50 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at Santa Barbara International Film Fest

The 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24 - February 3) will honor Jennifer Lawrence with its Outstanding Performer of the Year Award on February 2. The fest's myriad high-profile tributes typically act as Oscar pushes for likely contenders; Lawrence is considered a frontrunner for Best Actress for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 11:08 AM
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