” It’s showtime “- The 37th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival returns and will be a boost for businesses

37 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

As things improve in terms of COVID-19, International Film Festival will be in person. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival would be a booster for businesses in Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival unfolds on March – 02, when Executive Director Roger Durling will inaugurate the Festival at 8 p.m. at Arlington Theatre

95 U.S. Premiers would be hosted which include 62 feature films and 33 short films and 48 world premiers which have 21 feature films.

“The Phantom of the Open” (starring Sally Hawkins and Mark Rylance) would be the opening Night Film for Santa Barbara International Film Festival, A Comedy film with Sally Hawkins and Mark Rylance (Oscar Winners)

“Being back in person, being at the festival, congregating and sharing opinions, it’s something we desperately missed,” says Durling

Safety Protocols for COVID would be implemented. Theater seatings have ben cut down, staff need to be vaccinated and show a proof. There would be a daily COVID Tests for attendees, stafff & volunteers, Masks are Mandatory.

Favorites featured films and short films would be also shown from world cinema including local films. Talent from the local film industry and also the world cinema would be honored.

Cinema Industry people, Academy Award nominees, leaders, celebrities would be on spotlight.
Children would be entertain with events and there would be daily free movies.

March 12 would be the closing day with singer “Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make me Over,” on the centerstage,