Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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Slideshow: SBIFF The U.S. Premiere of 'McFarland, USA' Began in Santa Barbara

"McFarland, USA," a sports/drama film starring Kevin Costner, made its U.S. Premiere at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival on the Festival's closing night.

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Slideshow: SBIFF Film Awards

The 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival held their Film Awards on the last official day of the festival.

The Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema, given to a unique independent feature that has been made outside mainstream Hollywood, went to "Bang Bang Baby." Winner received a Panavision camera package worth $60,000.

The Audience Choice Award, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Independent, went to the New Zealand film "Hip Hop-eration."

The Best International Film Award went to Belgium’s "All Cats Are Grey." Best Documentary Film Award went to "Children of the Arctic." The Nueva Vision Award went to "Happy Times." The best Eastern European Film Award went to "Monument to Michael Jackson."

The first time for this category, which spotlights Santa Barbara Filmmakers and documentaries that highlight community issues, the Santa Barbara Features Award, presented by COX Communications, went to "Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey."

The Bruce Corwin Award for Best Live Action Short Film Under 30 Minutes went to "The Answers."

The Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animation Short Film went to Load from Israel and directed by Niv Shpigel and Robert Moreno. The award for Documentary Short Films went to "Life After Pi."

The Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award Sponsored by The Fund for Santa Barbara for a documentary film that addresses social justice issues went to "A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake," directed by Michael Lessac.

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Santa Barbara Third Weekend 'Best of Fest' Schedule Out

Don't let the closing night event last Saturday fool you into thinking the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is over. There's still the Festival's third weekend starting Friday, February 13th.

Movie Weatherman Talks to Local Meteorologist About Role

Steve Carell spoke with our own meteorologist Meredith Garofalo about the role they both share: forecasting the weather.

SBIFF film nominated for best foreign film

Foreign Film Nominee Screened At SBIFF

The filmmakers behind 'Tangerines-' said they were thrilled to be part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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Slideshow: SBIFF Honors Steve Carell, Outstanding Performer of Year

The 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival drew its artist tributes to a close Friday evening with the presentation of the Outstanding Performer of the Year award to Steve Carell.

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Steve Carell Spends Time With Crowd Before Being Honored

Steve Carell Takes Time With Fans Before Receiving Award

Fans said they left the office early for a chance to see Steve Carell.

Oscar Nominees Honored At SBIFF

"Boyhood" stars signed autographs and walked the red carpet Thursday night at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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Slideshow: SBIFF Honors Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette

The 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival honored Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette with the American Riviera Award.

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Photographs explain how they shoot the stars

Event Photographers Not Paparazzi At Film Festival

Hours before "Boyhood" stars and Oscar nominees Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette arrived at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival photographers lined up in designated spots.

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