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Get the red carpet ready! Santa Barbara International Film Festival announces 2023 dates

Director Kenneth Branagh (left) being interviewed during the 2022 SBIFF.

38th annual festival will run from February 8-18.

The largest film festival in the Tri-Counties has announced dates for its 2023 event.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place from February 8-18 of next year.

The festival returned in person this year, after being disrupted by the pandemic in 2021.

This year’s festival included 48 world premieres, as well as events honoring actors and filmmakers like Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Will Smith, and Kenneth Branagh.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.