The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate the art of world cinema. By offering a wide variety of film events throughout the year such as film screenings, educational programs, celebrity Tributes and seminars, SBIFF takes world cinema and makes it accessible to diverse audiences locally and internationally.
Film screenings, distinguished panels and seminars, gala events and educational programming attracts over 50,000 film enthusiasts, entertainment industry professionals and celebrities from around the world during the eleven days of the annual Festival.
SBIFF is a world class event, with sold-out Tributes, panels and screenings. With a broad range of cinematic achievements, SBIFF attracts the biggest names in the business. The planning of and event of this size and scope is not an easy task. The SBIFF office and all of its departments work hard year round preparing for the next Festival. Come Festival time, the office is a fast-paced, high-pressure machine.