“We wanted to create an award that is no only quintessential to Santa Barbara’s beautiful culture and performing arts, but also one that embodies the passion and creativity we use in creating our unique jewelry designs” – Setenay Osman, CEO & Creative Director
In 2013, Daniel Gibbings was appointed by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival organizers to create a new customized award design, which would become synonymous and iconic to the festival. After two months of sourcing inspiration, sketching, and submitting renderings, the design was selected and approved. It took over five months of sculpting, modifying and finalizing the production of the award. The award is crafted in metal and is 24 karat gold-plated, with a custom marble base.
The new award design features the iconic steeple of Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre and resembles the prestigious golden flare.
“Just as the Arlington Theatre takes our imagination to new places, so do the visionary filmmakers and actors that are honored each year by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. We are truly honored to design and create all of the awards for the SBIFF.”