Experience Santa Barbara’s red carpet at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), March 31 – April 10, 2021, when Oscar contenders and the industry’s best gather for 11 days of film screenings, celebrity tribute events, panel discussions and star-studded parties. Often called the original “Hollywood,” Santa Barbara was home to California’s first major movie studio, the American Film Manufacturing Co., aka “Flying A” studios which produced nearly a thousand silent films starting in 1910. Since then, Santa Barbara has been the location for many movie and TV productions and cinematic events. SBIFF is a world-renowned festival paying homage to Santa Barbara’s rich history of film production, attracting award-winning filmmakers, actors, students and devoted moviegoers.
SBIFF Event Locations:
During traditional years, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival utilizes all Santa Barbara cinema has to offer with events and film screenings held around town and in historic and beautiful theaters, including gems like The Arlington Theater, Lobero Theater and the beloved Riviera Theater to name a few. For the 2021 festivities, SBIFF has transformed itself into a hybrid event featuring virtual and in-person events at local drive in locations.
How to Get Tickets to SBIFF:
SBIFF is a pass-based festival, offering three levels of passes which grant priority admission to films and/or events. Choose passes ranging from $325 to $5,000: Cinema Pass, Platinum Pass and Concierge Pass. For those interested in attending a specific event, individual tickets are available and range from $10 to $15 each.
To purchase SBIFF tickets, please visit: https://sbiff.org/tickets/