Monday, February 06, 2006

Podcasting News: Santa Barbara International Film Festival Uses Video Podcasting to Expand Audience

Podcasting News: Santa Barbara International Film Festival Uses Video Podcasting to Expand Audience

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced that they will be the first domestic film festival to offer video podcasts of their annual event.

A donation of goods and services from D-PRGRM.COM will allow the proceedings of a number of the Festival’s highly attended and entertaining events to be available as both audio and video podcasts to the
general public.

“Each year we strive to raise the bar for our Festival. We show incredible films and host some
of the most talented people in the entertainment industry. Now, through these podcasts, I’m
proud that we can reach an even wider audience,” Festival Director Roger Durling said.

“We are committed to establishing the SBIFF as the premier technology friendly film festival
and to providing an archive of the festival to be accessed by iPod and home computer users
around the globe.” said a D-PRGRM director, Joseph Matheny.


SBIFF podcasts are available for download at pod.sbfilmfestival.org, www.odeo.com. Also making the SBIFF podcasts available will be iTunes, at
www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts.


Dedicated to the art of filmmaking, the SBIFF offers a broad array of international and
independent films, with a commitment to diversity. It attracts more than 43,000 visitors each

year. The SBIFF endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by
presenting eleven days of films, seminars, symposiums and parties! Films from American
Independents to major studio releases, to award-winning foreign films and international
documentaries, cinephiles have the opportunity to discover mainstream and alternative films,
as well as meet the filmmakers and talk with them after screenings. SBIFF is in its 21st year.


NOTE: In 2003, SBIFF panels and individual interviews were webcast. An archive of the videos are available at Digital Days.

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