Lights, Camera, Santa Barbara: A Cinematic Journey at SBIFF 2024

Lights, Camera, Santa Barbara: A Cinematic Journey at SBIFF 2024

  • Village Properties
  • 02/1/24


The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the intersection of arts and education, making a positive impact through film. Known for its annual 11-day festival in February, SBIFF has become a prominent event in the U.S., drawing 90,000 attendees with over 200 films, tributes, and symposiums. The festival brings diverse independent and international cinema to Santa Barbara and extends its mission with year-round educational programs. SBIFF 2024, starting on February 7, features the World Premiere of the Disney Branded Television documentary MADU. Attending promises an immersive cinematic experience. For more details and tickets, visit




The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) offers three levels of passes for a personalized festival experience. Whether you're a film enthusiast, a fan of glitz and glamor, or want an all-inclusive experience, the pass-based system allows you to choose events a la carte, buy bundled packages, or invest in an all-inclusive pass. Individual tickets start at $15, with MiniPaks at $72 for four films and tribute events ranging from $30-$97 for floor seats. Special packages like the Intro Package ($225) include general admission tickets and MiniPaks, while the Film Geek Package ($500) adds tickets to panel events. The Tribute Package ($700) includes tickets to celebrity tribute events. Other passes like State Street ($600) and Cinema Pass ($800) offer priority admission to screenings. Premium access is available with the Platinum Pass ($2,250), and the highest level, the Concierge Pass ($6,000), provides reserved seating, VIP benefits, and more.




Each year, the festival honors outstanding contributors to the film industry. The 2024 SBIFF list of honorees so far: Bradley Cooper's Outstanding Performer of the Year Award, Ryan Gosling's receipt of the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film, and the recipients of the Virtuosos Award—Lily Gladstone, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Greta Lee, Charles Melton, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, America Ferrera, and Andrew Scott. The festival celebrates the diverse and exceptional talent celebrated within the film industry. Whether you're a local or planning a visit to Santa Barbara, this festival is an event you won't want to miss. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SBIFF's official website. See you at the movies! 


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