UGG, a division of Deckers Brands and presenting sponsor of the 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), honored Michael Keaton with the Modern Master Award on Saturday January 31st. The award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF, which is running through February 7th at the historic Arlington Theater in downtown Santa Barbara, California.Keaton was honored for his distinguished career, including his compelling performance in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).“We couldn’t be more excited to continue our partnership with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and honoring Mr. Keaton,“ says UGG President Connie Rishwain. „His lifelong commitment to delivering such powerful performances that inspire audiences is unparalleled and we are proud to highlight his achievements through this prestigious forum.
Now through February 7th, the Lobero Theater is hosting the UGG Pavilion, a fully-furnished area highlighting the UGG Home collection and location of the various after parties following each festival tribute event. During the day, the UGG Pavilion will be utilized for film workshops as well as VIP interviews. On display at the UGG Pavilion is the spring 2015 collection, calling on beach aesthetics with a modern, contemporary twist.The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, is dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema.
Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, SBIFF offers more than 200 films, tributes and symposiums that range from American indie films to world cinema and everything in-between.“We are pleased to offer SBIFF attendees access to the UGG® Pavilion where they can take a break and relax in the comforts of our luxurious UGG Home collection including shearling rugs, cashmere throws and knit pillows,“ continued Rishwain.