Now you are ready to see some cinema. And, in this regard, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival does not disappoint. With 200 films on tap, the selection here is among the best of all the Southern California film festivals.
Despite what you've heard about film productions "running away" to Georgia, Louisiana and New Mexico, Southern California (SoCal) is still the world headquarters of global film production. However, what kind of place is SoCal when it comes to film festivals?
Selma opened the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and I was on the red carpet to interview director Eva DuVernay and star David Oyelowo, and capture remarks by PSIFF Executive Director Darryl Macdonald, Director of Programming Helen Du Toit, and last but not least, rapper Common.
The recently wrapped 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival had, amongst its 182 features from 68 countries, an exciting mix that drew viewers from the world over. These are the most notable among 38 films viewed.
If you're anxious to know what Hollywood's biggest stars and directors are going to say in their acceptance speeches this awards season, look no further than my official SnowbizNow online radio coverage of the 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival.
The 23rd presentation of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, concluded January 14, presented 188 films from 73 countries, including 40 of the 63 foreign language offerings for the Academy Award.