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  1. Santa Barbara Film Festival Sets 2016 Dates

    3:08 pm 6/3/2015

    Festival packages and ticket passes will go on sale in July.Read more

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  2. Female Directors Better Represented in Festival Films Than Blockbusters (Study)

    11:29 am 6/3/2015

    Only 7 percent of the highest-grossing films in 2014 may have been directed by women, but a new study shows that women accounted for 23 percent of directors of feature-films screened at film festivals over the past 12 months.Read more

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  3. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Boyhood's' Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette on Growing Up on Film

    12:28 pm 2/7/2015

    The Oscar nominees' screen son Ellar Coltrane paid heartfelt tribute to his "greatest allies," saying, "I've been watching Ethan and Patricia grow up, too."Read more

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  4. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 5 Oscars-Bound Directors on Creative Casting, Editing Blues

    1:10 pm 2/5/2015

    The filmmakers behind 'Boyhood,' 'Citizenfour,' 'Foxcatcher,' 'The Imitation Game' and 'Whiplash' sat down with THR's Scott Feinberg for an in-depth conversation.Read more

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  5. Santa Barbara Film Fest: Everything Is Awesome for Nearly 5,000 Kids at 'Lego Movie' Screenings

    1:08 pm 2/5/2015

    The fest hosted the 4th, 5th and 6th grade students — many from underprivileged communities — at screenings of the film followed by Q&As with its codirectors.Read more

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  6. 'Selma' Star David Oyelowo Says Academy Favors "Subservient" Black Roles (Video)

    10:52 pm 2/1/2015

    The actor, who was snubbed for his portrayal of Martin Luther King, said: "We, as black people, have been celebrated more for when we are subservient, when we are not being leaders or kings or being at the center of our own narrative."Read more

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  7. Santa Barbara Fest: Danny DeVito and Other Friends Pay Tribute to Michael Keaton

    10:54 am 2/1/2015

    The 63-year-old best actor Oscar nominee, who already has Golden Globe and Critics' Choice honors under his belt, was feted as a Modern Master, SBIFF's highest honor.Read more

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  8. Santa Barbara Film Fest: Jennifer Aniston Gets to Accept an Award for 'Cake,' After All

    11:35 pm 1/30/2015

    Aniston, who was famously "snubbed" by the Academy, still showed up to collect the fest's Montecito Award that she had agreed to accept before the disappointing news — and received a hero's welcome.Read more

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  9. #PretaPostcards: Where to Eat, Shop and Sleep in Santa Barbara

    5:35 pm 1/30/2015

    As you head out for the Santa Barbara Film Festival, make sure to check out these new hot spots in Cali's coastal city.Read more

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  10. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Theory' Stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Feted as Vanguards

    12:05 pm 1/30/2015

    The thirtysomething best actor and best actress Oscar nominees charmed the crowd with self-deprecating recollections about their past work and insights about their recent collaboration as Stephen and Jane Hawking.Read more

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