March 2018

2018 Sonoma International Film Festival

Sonoma International Film Festival

Now in the 21st year, the Sonoma International Film Festival (March 21 - 25, 2018) takes place in the heart of Northern California's Wine Country and will feature more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, and short films. All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance of Sonoma's historic plaza. The Festival is dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world and inspiring film lovers.

This unique 5-day event offers world-class cuisine from local artisans and exceptional wine from Sonoma vintners. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, the beloved Robin Williams and Danny Glover have walked the festival red carpet and enjoyed its intimate ambiance.

Take a look at some of the celebreties that have seen at the Sonoma International Film Festival


A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Sonoma International Film Festival takes place each spring in the beautiful wine country community of Sonoma, California. The festival is widely acknowledged as one of the top 10 destination festivals in the world, with food, wine, a relaxed Mediterranean climate and lifestyle, artistic and natural beauty … all providing the perfect accompaniment to enjoying the highest quality new independent filmmaking.

The Sonoma International Film Festival has come a long way from its origins. The festival originated by Sonoma locals and friends Carolyn Stolman and Jerry Seltzer. The first two festivals were produced under the fiscal sponsorship of Sonoma's Sister Cities Programand held in the early fall (1997 and 1998). They included participation by industry luminaries (and regional residents) Danny Glover, Francis Ford Coppola and John Lasseter.

Be sure to visit our site to watch films, trailers, festival highlights at SonomaFilmFestTV.com / WineCountryChannel.com

MISSION STATEMENT:
The Sonoma International Film Festival provides a welcoming, entertaining and inspiring cinematic experience that supports and promotes independent films and celebrates the cultural diversity in the Sonoma Valley through the art of film. We are dedicated to the financial support of the visual arts educational programs in Sonoma Valley schools and community outreach programs.

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