SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (March 7, 2022) – Day 6 of the 37th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented by UGG featured the Variety Artisans Award honoring those nominated for an Academy Award in below-the-line categories. Cinephiles gathered together for Lin-Manuel Miranda (Song/ENCANTO), Germaine Franco (Score/ENCANTO), Greig Fraser (Cinematography/DUNE), Tamara Deverell (Production Design/NIGHTMARE ALLEY), Peter Sciberras (Editing/THE POWER OF THE DOG), Kelly Port (Visual Effects/SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME), Paul Massey (Sound/NO TIME TO DIE), Jacqueline West (Costume Design/DUNE), Bob Morgan (Costume Design/DUNE), Frederic Aspiras (Makeup/Hair/HOUSE OF GUCCI) and Göran Lundstrom (Makeup/Hair/HOUSE OF GUCCI) in conversation led by Variety Senior Artisans Award Editor Jazz Tangcay. Some of the highlights from the conversation included:
- “It was easy” and only took A WEEK! Said Lin-Manuel Miranda on writing the viral ENCANTO song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Watch HERE.(7:47)
- Composer Germaine Franco on seeing ENCANTO music go viral on TikTok: “I am so honored that multi-generational families are watching this movie together. I have had so many emails about how many times millions of people have watched the film. It’s a collective consciousness of people who love music, and at this time in the world they are celebrating their own families.” Watch HERE.
- Cinematographer Greig Fraser on the most challenging lighting scene in DUNE: “We had to do that at the same time every day for about four days to make sure the sun was in the right spot.” Watch HERE.
- No Time to Die Recording Mixer Paul Massey compares recording a car chase in FORD V FERRARI to NO TIME TO DIE: “I learned a lot from Cary Joji Fukunaga and tried to balance figuring out his taste since it was the first time I had worked with him. But with Jim, it was more shorthand for me because I have worked with him so many times so I knew what he wanted in terms of the racetrack. He wanted adrenaline, but didn’t want to lose the music.” Watch HERE.
- SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME VFX artist, Kelly Port describes having all three Spidermans on set at once: “The day that all three Spidey’s were on set, that was pretty cool. There was a buzz on the soundstage that you would not believe.” Watch HERE.
Following the one on one conversations, Jazz Tangcay began the panel conversation where all of the artisans discussed the most influential films that have impacted their careers. Some of the films mentioned were GREASE (Greig Frasher), THE LITTLE MERMAID (Lin-Manuel Miranda), SHOWGIRLS (Frederic Aspiras), NOTORIOUS (Jacqueline West), THE LAST EMPEROR (Bob Morgan), STAR WARS (Kelly Port), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Tamara Deverell), LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (Germaine Franco), and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (Goran Lundstrom). Watch HERE.
The Variety Artisans Award honors those nominated for an Academy Award in below-the-line categories, this year’s Artisans Awards highlights those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work in their respective fields. Upcoming live conversations and tributes will include presentations to Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Benedict Cumberbatch.
The 37th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG®, will take place IN-PERSON through March 12, 2022. 200+ films, filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, and celebrity tributes, will be held throughout Santa Barbara, including at the historic Arlington Theatre. This year’s lineup is available on SBIFF’s mobile app. For additional information or to buy passes, visit sbiff.org.
About the Santa Barbara International Film Festival:
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. Over the past 36 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 100,000+ attendees and offering 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums, fulfilling their mission to engage, enrich, and inspire the Santa Barbara community through film. In 2016, SBIFF entered a new era with the acquisition of the historic and beloved Riviera Theatre. After a capital campaign and renovation, the theatre is now SBIFF’s new state-of-the-art, year-round home, showing new international and independent films every day. In 2019, SBIFF opened its own Education Center in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street to serve as a home for its many educational programs and a place for creativity and learning.