As usual, SBIFF features strong lineup of sports films

Here's a lineup of the sports films screening at the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The list of films includes only the first … [Read more...]

‘Hana Surf Girls’ benefits UCSB surf team

A small but hardcore crowd of surf fans cheered enthusiastically as the lights dimmed at UCSB’s IV Theater Saturday night, transporting them to the … [Read more...]

‘The Westsiders’ provides gritty portrayal of Santa Cruz surfers

Between all the beautiful sun and sand, it’s hard to picture there being a “dark side” to surfing, but Josh Pomer’s “The Westsiders” reveals this … [Read more...]

SBIFF still has lots to offer

With a week under its belt, the Santa Barbara International Film festival has already played host to so many surfing and action sports films that it's … [Read more...]

McCoy’s 25th film makes premiere at SBIFF

Jack McCoy’s “A Deeper Shade of Blue” is not a surf movie. It’s a movie about long boards, short boards, skimboards, Hawaiian beach boys, finless … [Read more...]

SBIFF revisits skiing’s Bill Johnson

“This course was designed for me,” Bill Johnson said right before his downhill ski race in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, “and everyone else is here to … [Read more...]

‘Way of the Ocean’ is local filmmaker’s first in a series

When you think of tropical islands, those little surf paradises, what do you think of? Hawaii, Fiji, Indo... the Maldives maybe. But do you think of … [Read more...]

SBIFF’s ‘To the Maxxx’ loaded again

From monster waves and the deep depths to the most shredtastic streets and slopes, the 26th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s “To the … [Read more...]