NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Founded by an Australian surfer on the coast of California, UGG® (a division of Deckers Brands, NYSE: DECK) will welcome over 90,000 people to its hometown of Santa Barbara, California this week as the presenting sponsor of the 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). Touted as the last International film festival before the Oscars, the event, which runs from February 1st through February 11th, will bring more than 30 Oscar nominees including Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Jeff Bridges to the stage in celebration of their thematic and artistic achievements.
“As a longtime supporter of the arts, we are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival”
In a special tribute to Young Hollywood, scheduled for Saturday, February 4th, UGG® will join the SBIFF in honoring multiple up-and-coming actors for achieving breakthrough performances. This year, the “Virtuosos Award” will be presented at the historic Arlington Theatre to Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Dev Patel, Janelle Monáe, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Ruth Negga, Simon Helberg, and Stephen McKinley Henderson.
“As a longtime supporter of the arts, we are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival,” says Andrea O’Donnell, President of UGG®. “Hollywood royalty have been wearing UGG for years, so it’s great to come together and celebrate today’s best artists and filmmakers through films that engage, enrich and inspire.”
Over the course of the 11-day festival, the SBIFF will showcase over 200 films and pay tribute to several notable honorees, including this year’s Maltin Modern Master Award recipient Denzel Washington and Outstanding Performers of the Year Award recipients Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
In honor of the festival and the people of Santa Barbara, UGG® invites festival goers to its Brand Showcase at 6601 Hollister Avenue in Goleta to shop the brand’s iconic footwear, loungewear, homewares, handbags and accessories, including the newly launched spring-ready UGG® Classic Unlined Boot Collection. Visitors to the Showcase during the festival will have access to a 20% discount on all purchases with their ticket stubs and/or event programs.
About the UGG® brand
Founded in 1978 by an Australian surfer on the coast of California, UGG® is a global lifestyle brand renowned for its iconic Classic boot. First worn by Hollywood royalty, fashion editors and then the world, UGG® designs and retails footwear, apparel, accessories and homewares with an uncompromising attitude toward quality and craftsmanship. Delivering more than $1 billion in annual sales, UGG® partners with the best retailers globally and owns over 130 concept and outlet stores worldwide in key markets including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. For more information, please visit www.ugg.com. @UGG @UGGforMen
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes UGG®, Koolaburra®, HOKA ONE ONE®, Teva® and Sanuk®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.