Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2024

  • Film
  • Santa Barbara
  • Sun, February 11 —
    Fri, February 16, 2024
Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2024

In its 39th edition, SBIFF presents by “La Estrella Azul” by Javier Macipe and “Joy” by Aner Etxebarria Moral.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is an annual eleven-day film festival held in Santa Barbara since 1986. It showcases over 200 feature films and shorts from various countries and regions. The festival also features celebrity tributes, industry panels, and education programs.

The festival’s 39th edition, which runs February 7–17, 2024, showcases a feature film and a short film by Spanish directors:

The Blue Star

  • On Wednesday, February 14 at 4 pm. At Fiesta 5 Theater, Auditorium #3.
  • On Friday, February 16 at 10 am. At Fiesta 5, Theater Auditorium #3.
  • Directed by Javier Macipe, Spain / Argentina, 2023, 128 minutes.
  • Original title: La Estrella Azul. Watch trailer.

Set in the nineties, The Blue Star follows a Spanish rock and roll musician who, trying to reconnect with his vocation, travels across South America, where he meets an elderly musician going through hard times.


  • On Sunday, February 11 at 11:40 am. At Metro 4 Theatre, Auditorium #3.
  • On Tuesday, February 13 at 2:40 pm. At Metro 4 Theatre, Auditorium #3.
  • Directed by Aner Etxebarria Moral, Spain, 2022, 22 minutes. Watch trailer.

How would you feel if you were a mother of two families? One human and one, non-human. This is the story of Joy.


Venue map

Fiesta 5 Theater and Metro 4 Theater, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


More information

Santa Barbara International Film Festival


Still from Joy by Etxebarria Moral.



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