The Californian event will run from Jan 26-Feb 5, executive director Roger Durling said on Thursday [28].

Douglas Stone has been elected president of the board of directors and Jeff Barbakow becomes chairman after five years as president. Stone is an attorney and a principal at Traction Media.

“I’m thrilled to be in the midst of preparations for the 27th edition and celebrating my tenth anniversary at the helm of SBIFF,” Durling said. “Under the board leadership of Stone, along with guidance by Barbakow, the bar will continue to be raised.”