2005 Santa Barbara International Film FestivalSanta Barbara, California, USAJanuary 28 February 6, 2005Deadline: November 19, 2004
This is the Santa Barbara International Film Festivals 20-year anniversary. Dedicated to the art of filmmaking, the SBIFF offers a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. It attracts more than 40,000 visitors. As the festival begins its 20th year, it endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by presenting 10 days of films, seminars, symposiums and special events. From American independents to major studio releases, to award-winning foreign films and international documentaries, as well as a special focus on Spanish and Latin American Cinema, cinephiles have the opportunity to discover mainstream and alternative films, plus meet the filmmakers and talk with them after screenings. The early deadline is Oct. 1, late deadline Nov. 5 and the final deadline is Nov. 19. For more information, visit www.sbfilmfestival.org.