new year’s resolution tip #5: how to hang out with celebrities without totally looking like a stalker…

santa barbara international film festival 2011

january 27th - february 6th, 2011

Just kidding (about the stalking part) and I’m not sure what happened to tips #1 through 4…I must have lost my notes somewhere. No but seriously, you can rub elbows with the big wigs, as well as up and coming aspiring film makers, at the 26th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. You might have an opportunity to see some celebs on the Red Carpet, at the ever engaging and revealing Industry Panel events and at special screenings or tributes.

My Mom and I volunteered in 2010, and it was very exciting supporting artists in the culture we like to call ‘the cinema’. The intimate setting of Santa Barbara combined with its quaint historical theaters made it even more memorable. We are volunteering again in 2011 and hope you can make it……TOTALLY worth it, rain or shine!

:)Oh, and just a friendly reminder: please say no to pirated movies, because (on a more personal level) the end result trickles down and affects artists that work tremendously long hours behind the scenes like my brother, Kalae Gam, an incredibly gifted and hard-working Artistic Director (I’ve got your back, little bro!)

Click here to buy tix for the festival or view the video below if you are interested in volunteering behind the scenes: