Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Film Festival gives boost to city

Santa Barbara Film Festival gives boost to area businesses

It's a wrap. The red carpets are gone but local businesses are enjoying the "green" the Santa Barbara International Film Festival left behind.

Over the past 11 days, area businesses saw a much needed economic boost during what is typically a slow time of year. The festival drew in big crowds from all around the world, and some downtown businesses were grateful for the extra foot traffic.

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Students Participate in Movie Making Competition

10 days, 10 crews and 10 films. That is what makes up the student filmmaking competition at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Santa Barbara Film Festival Wrap Up

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Red Carpet Moments and Awards

It's a wrap for the 29th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Slideshow: SBIFF: Bruce Dern Receives Modern Master Award

Bruce Dern Received the Modern Master Award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Diane Laine presented Dern with the award.

Photography by Gary Lambert.

Slideshow: SBIFF: Ethank Hawke and Julie Delpy Attend Closing Night

 Ethank Hawke and Julie Delpy attend the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Closing Night, and hold a Q&A after the film, "Before Midnight."

Photography by Oscar Flores

Slideshow: SBIFF: Robert Redford, Received American Riviera Award

Roger Durling himself presented Robert Redford with the American Riviera Award.

Photography by Oscar Flores and Gary Lambert

Slideshow: DiCaprio and Scorsese at the S.B. International Film Festival

Jonah Hill presented Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Photography: Oscar Flores

Sundance Kid Honored At SBIFF

Robert Redford has been acting for half a century and he is still going strong.

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SBIFF Movie Spotlight: Violet

A story about a young man who lives in Santa Monica, and along with his best friend "5", share a curious taste for old Polaroid photographs. But when a Polaroid of a young, gorgeous woman surfaces, she soon captures Alex's heart. An obsession and determination to find the woman in the picture ensues.

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SBIFF Movie Spotlight: A Year in Champagne

Whether it's a party, a celebration, or a special occasion, a good glass of champagne seems to always find out lips. But has anyone ever stopped to think just how this delicious wine is made and how laborious the process of making it really is? You're curiosity is about to be satisfied.

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SBIFF Movie Spotlight: Roaming Wild

Ever since this country's inception, the horse has been the symbol of American freedom and independence. But as Sylvia Johnson shows in her latest documentary, Roaming Wild, wild horses find themselves at the center of an age-defying controversy where the demands of modern development are colliding with the needs of the wild.

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