Every year, filmmakers, actors and fans head to downtown Santa Barbara for the annual International Film Festival. For two straight weeks, over 200+ films are shown from rising filmmakers. Actors receive various awards through tribute events, highlighting their career and past accomplishments. Producers and screenwriters hosts panels for locals to attend. Here is a collection of photos from Daily Nexus photographers who got up close and personal with some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Cameryn Brock, Riley Esguerra, Stephen Manga