Events, Red Carpet
Jul 11, 2022


The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the 2023 festival will take place in Santa Barbara, CA from February 8 through February 18. With its beautiful central coastline and upscale sensibility as a backdrop, festival attendees and A-list guests have a long tradition of returning to The American Riviera year after year. 

Image Credit: Florence Pugh attends the Virtuosos Award presentation during the 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 18, 2020 in Santa Barbara, California. 
(January 17, 2020 – Source: Getty Images North America)

“SBIFF has long been a place to celebrate and showcase the enduring power of cinema. As we have been confronted with difficult times, film and festivals have continued to be a place for reflection and inspiration. It is with that in mind that we excitedly prepare the 38th SBIFF edition and look forward to bringing the year’s best cinema and talent to our devoted patrons” says Roger Durling, SBIFF’s Executive Director.

The 38th Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented by UGG will be happening LIVE February 8 – February 18, 2023. Official events including screenings, filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, and celebrity tributes, will be held throughout the city, including at the historic Arlington Theatre.

You can check out some of our interviews from last year while we all wait with excitement and anticipation for the 2023 nominees. Who do you think will win next next year? Still loving our interview with the incomparable Florence Pugh.