Posted by Larry Gleeson
Following this morning’s Press Convention, the Santa Barbara Worldwide Movie Pageant (SBIFF), introduced its extremely anticipated lineup for the thirty eighth version, which is able to run February 8 to 18, 2023. The pageant will showcase 52 world premieres and 78 U.S. premieres from 43 international locations, together with tributes that includes the 12 months’s prime expertise, panel discussions, and free neighborhood training and outreach applications.
SBIFF’s Government Director Roger Durling acknowledged this morning, “At a time the place there’s a dwindling of movie show attendance, the position of movie festivals has by no means been extra necessary. At SBIFF, with the thirty eighth version, our marching orders are clear, to rejoice films and to nurture and exalt the movie neighborhood, the artists in addition to the cinephiles. It’s a terrific slate with 43 international locations represented.”
SBIFF 2023 will kick off on Opening Night time Wednesday, February 8 with the WORLD Premiere of MIRANDA’S VICTIM. Directed by Michelle Danner and starring Abigail Breslin, Ryan Phillippe, Luke Wilson, Donald Sutherland, Mireille Enos and Andy Garcia.
It’s 1963 when eighteen-year-old Patricia “Trish” Weir is kidnapped and brutally raped at knife-point. Dedicated to placing Ernesto Miranda in jail, Trish’s life is destroyed by America’s authorized system as she triggers a legislation that transforms the nation.
SBIFF 2023 will shut on Saturday, February 18 with the US Premiere of I LIKE MOVIES. Directed by Chandler Levack and starring Isaiah Lehtinen, Romina D’Ugo, Krista Bridges, Percy Hynes White.
Lawrence, a socially inept, 17-year-old cinephile, will get a job at a video retailer, the place he varieties an advanced friendship along with his older feminine supervisor.
SBIFF is a crucial showcase for Academy Award frontrunners, lots of whom have arrived as nominees and gone on to win the Oscar. The thirty eighth SBIFF proudly celebrates among the 12 months’s most interesting work in movie. All tributes will probably be in individual on the historic Arlington Theatre.
- Montecito Award honoring Angela Bassett – Thursday, February 9 at 8:00pm. Moderated by Roger Durling.
Excellent Performer of the 12 months Award introduced by Manitou Fund honoring Cate Blanchett – Friday, February 10 at 8:00pm. Moderated by Scott Feinberg.
Maltin Trendy Grasp Award honoring Jamie Lee Curtis – Saturday, February 11 at 8:00pm. Moderated by Leonard Maltin.
Selection Artisans Award sponsored by Selection – Monday, February 13 at 8:00pm. Honorees to be introduced. Moderated by Jazz Tangcay.
American Riviera Award sponsored by Deadline honoring Brendan Fraser – Tuesday, February 14 at 8:00pm. Moderated by Pete Hammond.
Virtuosos Award honoring Austin Butler (Elvis), Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Danielle Deadwyler (Until), Nina Hoss (Tár), Stephanie Hsu (Every part In every single place All At As soon as), Jeremy Pope (The Inspection), Ke Huy Quan (Every part In every single place All At As soon as), and Jeremy Sturdy (Armageddon Time) – Wednesday, February 16 at 8:00pm. Moderated by Dave Karger.
Cinema Vanguard Award honoring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson – Thursday, February 16 at 8:00pm. Moderated by Dave Karger
Excellent Administrators of the 12 months Award sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter – Friday, February 17 at 8:00pm. Honorees to be introduced. Moderated by Scott Feinberg.
SBIFF has turn into famend for creating sensible, insightful panels that characteristic a who’s who on the earth of filmmaking, together with many Oscar contenders. Returning will probably be our annual Producers Panel, Writers Panel, and Ladies’s Panel and introducing the NEW Worldwide Administrators Panel. All Panels will probably be in individual on the historic Arlington Theatre. Panelists to be introduced.
- Writers Panel – Saturday, February 11 at 11:00am – Moderated by Anne Thompson
- Ladies’s Panel – Saturday, February 11 at 2:00pm – Moderated by Claudia Puig
- Producers Panel – Sunday, February 12 at 11:00am – Moderated by Glenn Whipp
- Worldwide Administrators Panel – Sunday, February 12 at 7:00pm – Moderated by Roger Durling *FREE Admission
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, FREE PROGRAMS, AND OTHER MENTIONS
SBIFF Poster Designed by Acclaimed Artist Patricia Chidlaw
The 2023 SBIFF poster was painted by acclaimed artist and Santa Barbara resident Patricia Chidlaw. She commented “As an artist I’m honored to be a part of this celebration of artistry that’s the Santa Barbara Movie Pageant. And joyful my portray will pay homage to our historic film palace: the Arlington Theater.”
Mike’s FieldTrip to the Films – Named for famend nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, Mike’s FieldTrip to the Films makes use of filmmaking to nurture artistic, assured, and culturally conscious thinkers. This 12 months’s program will probably be supplied to 4,000+ 4th–sixth grade college students from Title I (low-income) colleges all through Santa Barbara County. This 12 months will characteristic an in-person Q&A with Guillermo del Toro following a screening of GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO from Netflix. Sponsored by John C. Mithun Basis, Montecito Financial institution & Belief, Patagonia, Union Financial institution, Bentson Basis, and Volentine Household Basis.
Movie Research Program – The Movie Research Program will invite 30 undergraduate movie college students from throughout the nation to the Movie Pageant the place they’ll participate in a packed curriculum that turns the pageant into an interactive classroom. Individuals obtain precedence entry to the movies, panels, filmmaker seminars, tributes, in addition to intimate Q&As with filmmakers.
10–10–10 Scholar Screenwriting and Filmmaking Mentorship and Competitors – The ten-10-10 Program is made up of 20 space highschool and faculty screenwriters and filmmakers. This 12 months’s program consists of filmmaking workshops, particular person mentorship, and entry to casting, visible results, producing and sound mentors. The coed screenwriters and administrators are paired collectively and guided via the method of taking a movie from script to display screen. Sponsored by Kaleidoscope Productions.
Free Filmmaker Seminars – SBIFF will once more current seminars with filmmakers premiering at this 12 months’s pageant. These seminars will probably be FREE to the general public and can happen on every weekday in the course of the Pageant at Tamsen Gallery at 911 1/2 State Road.
The ADL Stand Up Award sponsored by ADL Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties – This award will probably be introduced to a dramatic movie within the pageant that represents an necessary message per ADL’s efforts “to safe justice and truthful therapy for all.” The winner will probably be introduced in the course of the Pageant.
FULL SLATE OF FILMS HERE
ABOUT THE SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Santa Barbara Worldwide Movie Pageant (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and academic group devoted to discovering and showcasing the most effective in unbiased and worldwide cinema. Over the previous 38 years, SBIFF has turn into one of many main movie festivals in the USA – attracting 100,000 attendees and providing 11 days of 200+ movies, tributes, and symposiums, fulfilling their mission to interact, enrich, and encourage the Santa Barbara neighborhood via movie.
Sponsors of the thirty eighth SBIFF embody: Manitou Fund, Metropolis of Santa Barbara, Kaleidoscope Productions, Montecito Financial institution & Belief, ADL Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties, Union Financial institution, Patagonia, Panavision, Montecito Med Spa, Go to the Santa Ynez Valley, Boxed Water is Higher, Château Malartic-Lagravière, Toad&Co, Topa Topa Brewing Firm, NEFT Vodka, Vega Espresso, Saige Non-public Wealth, Bentson Basis, John C. Mithun Basis, Volentine Household Basis, California Arts Council, and lots of extra supporting via commerce.
SBIFF continues its dedication to training and the neighborhood all through many free instructional applications and occasions. In 2016, SBIFF entered a brand new period with the acquisition of the historic and beloved Riviera Theatre. After a capital marketing campaign and renovation, the theatre is now SBIFF’s new state-of-the-art, year-round dwelling, displaying new worldwide and unbiased movies day-after-day. In 2019, SBIFF opened its personal Schooling Middle in downtown Santa Barbara on State Road to function a house for its many instructional applications and a spot for creativity and studying.