The 35th Santa Barbara Worldwide Movie Pageant will run from Jan. 15 to Jan. 25, 2020 — a radical shift in dates that can have an effect on Oscar methods in addition to different festivals.
Subsequent yr, Academy Award nominations will probably be introduced Jan. 13, two days earlier than the beginning of the Santa Barbara Pageant. The Oscar ceremony will probably be Feb. 9, which is 2 weeks sooner than this yr’s occasion. These adjustments will proceed to have a ripple impact on the dates of different festivals in addition to awards planning.
The Santa Barbara Fest has loved a protracted (however unofficial) Oscar connection. This yr, Selection offered its annual Artisan Awards earlier this week to 9 behind-the-camera creatives who’re all Oscar nominees; different contenders saluted at SBIFF this yr embrace Glenn Shut, Viggo Mortensen, Rami Malek, Melissa McCarthy, and Richard E. Grant.
Santa Barbara subsequent yr will overlap with Sundance, which can run from Jan. 23 to Feb. 2. This implies Santa Barbara might conceivably supply extra world premieres and showcases for brand new movies and expertise, because it’s extra accessible for business people who dwell and work in Southern California. The BAFTA Awards will probably be Feb. 2, whereas the Berlin Movie Pageant will begin Feb. 13.
This yr’s Santa Barbara fest ran from Jan. 30 to Feb. 9.
The 11-day fest, underneath SBIFF govt director Roger Durling, supplied 200-plus movies, together with many world premieres, in addition to business panels and movie star tributes. The screenings and occasions are held all through Santa Barbara, together with the Arlington and Lobero theaters downtown.
Santa Barbara additionally introduced award winners for the 34th competition at a breakfast on Sunday held at Belmond El Encanto. The viewers selection award, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Unbiased, went to Kasper Torsting’s “In Love and Conflict” (I krig & kærlighed), which additionally gained the valhalla award for finest Nordic movie.
Different winners chosen by a 12-person jury: documentary brief, Leslie Iwerks’s “Promoting Lies”; live-action brief, Christopher Wollebekk’s “My Brother Amal” (Min bror Amal); animated brief, Rachel Johnson’s “Henrietta Bulkowski”; documentary characteristic, Johnny Candy’s “Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story”; worldwide characteristic, Bettina Oberli’s “With the Wind” (Le vent tourne); award for unbiased cinema, Sam Friedlander’s “Babysplitters”; nueva imaginative and prescient award for Spain/Latin America cinema, Celia Rico Clavellino’s “Journey to a Mom’s Room” (Viaje al cuarto de una madre); ADL Stand Up Award, Javier Fesser’s “Champions” (Campeones); and social justice award for documentary, Elizabeth and Gulistan Mirzaei’s “Laila on the Bridge.”