This year's 2nd SBIFF
is slated on June 21-23, 2019 at the Harbor Point Ayala Mall in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
In addition to the Outstanding Directors of the Year award programme and presentation, SBIFF's daytime programming offered festival-goers a number of events and screenings featuring some of this year's most celebrated filmmakers and performers.
The programme is offered to 4,000 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from throughout Santa Barbara County, and SBIFF provides free transportation to students from Title I schools.
She thanked SBIFF, telling the crowd "Cinema has the power to break barriers and inspire love, courage and hope.
The SBIFF screenings include 51 world premieres and 64 U.S.
"SBIFF brings big-stage events to our small city, boosts our cultural economy, and bolsters the entrepreneurial spirit that makes the city of Santa Barbara so special," says mayor Helene Schneider.
"The SBIFF is an event that brings together a plethora of visitors -- international, national, and local filmmakers, Oscar contenders, vital educational programmes.
The SBIFF 2019 will start with the opening night film, at the historic Arlington Theatre with the world premiere ofDiving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy directed by Mimi deGruy.
and Arlyn Dela Cruz-Bernal, both from Olongapo City, said it took them six months to mount SBIFF.
SBIFF was held in partnership with the Harbor Point Ayala Mall.
Putting together those patches means SBIFF films focus on areas as diverse as food and wine, or the environment and social justice.
This egalitarian approach to a film festival isn't completely unique, but Durling has been honing it so long it makes SBIFF stand out among the crowd.