Santa Barbara International Film Festival Will Return In Person In 2022

Post by: AYS Staff 11 June, 2021

Santa Barbara, CA. SBIFF announced today that the 37th Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented by UGG® will be happening LIVE  March 2 - March 12, 2022. Official events including screenings, filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, and celebrity tributes, will be held throughout the city, including at the historic Arlington Theatre.

Last year, SBIFF executed an elaborate build-out of two beachside drive-in theatres, debuting 47 world premieres and 37 U.S. premieres, with honorary awards bestowed upon Bill Murray, Carey Mulligan, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried, Riz Ahmed, Maria Bakalova, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Andra Day, Sidney Flanigan, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Zendaya, and Delroy Lindo. With the anticipation of the in-person live experience coming back to film festivals, organizers are expecting A-list guests to ascend on Santa Barbara once again, making it a must-stop location on the awards circuit, delivering an unpresented number of films, many of them World and US premieres. The film lineup and schedule will be announced in February 2022.

“After more than a year of staring at screens from home, SBIFF is chomping at the bit to welcome everyone back to Santa Barbara for collective experiences and engaging face to face interactions about cinema!” says Roger Durling, SBIFF’s Executive Director.  

Over the past 36 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the world attracting 100,000+ attendees throughout the week. Funds raised through the festival directly support SBIFF’s year-round free programs that serve over 18,000 people.

Passes for the 2022 Festival will be on sale in August. 


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