by Talia Honikman
This February, The CondorPress journalism staff of 2016 will be making a comeback at the 31st Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival! The SBIFF starts on February 3rd and ends on the 13th. Various students on the Condor press staff will be covering specific events, including the Opening Night film and the Virtuosos Award red carpet, as well as writing articles containing interviews (with actors, directors, et cetera) and reviews of the events.
SBJH’s journalism class has been attending the film festival for many years, and has interviewed many people in the film industry: actors and actresses like Kate Winslet, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Clint Eastwood, as well as directors and producers like Richard Linklater (Boyhood) and Izabella Miko producer of Desert Dancer). The interviewing process with more well-known people tends to be a really good experience for those who want to go into journalism as their career.
Those who are interested in the Film Festival are elated that they have such a fantastic opportunity! We look forward to the experience of the festival as well as the great articles that will be produced.