THE BEST IN FILM, FOOD, WINE & FUN
The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best in independent film and filmmakers from around the world, inspiring savvy film lovers, and introducing the power of film to student filmmakers. Blending a program of international film, food, wine and fun, SIFF hosts its annual festival each March, as well as special events such as selected film events, advance screenings and special guests year-round.
From our Filmmakers
“A Huge Honor”
Sonoma International Film Festival has been so good to us. It’s a huge honor to be awarded with both the Jury Award for Best English Language Feature Film AND the SIFF Bay Area Filmmaker Award. You have our undying loyalty–and the best wine and food. Can’t wait to come back with our next film!
– Kestrin Pantera | 2022 SIFF Filmmaker Award winner, presented by Cinelease, for Pretty Problems
“What A Truly Remarkable…”
What a truly remarkable, positive and rewarding festival experience — from the programming to the networking opportunities to the great care and love shown the filmmakers (not to mention the soirees!). So please accept a big THANK YOU to you and the entire SIFF team from all of us at Rickshaw Girl.
– Eric J. Adams | Sleeperware Films
“This Is My Favorite Festival”
This is my favorite festival. Sonoma County is already my home away from home, and to be in a place that so thoroughly supports independent film and filmmakers just makes my love for the place that much stronger. I hope to be back for years to come.
– Sarah T. Schwab | 2023 SIFF Filmmaker Award winner, presented by Cinelease, for A Stage Of Twilight
From our Sponsors
“A Perfect Pairing”
Partnering with SIFF on their 25 Anniversary was an absolute magical experience! We at COGIR recognize what an important event this is, not only for the film industry, but for us here in Sonoma. Everyone at SIFF is a pleasure to work with. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership for years to come!
– Matt Horstmann, COGIR Senior Living
SIFF is a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to support an amazing event. The Film Festival is a collection of national and international films, the sponsorship is a way to directly connect with that audience in an intimate way that only Sonoma offers. There are various levels to contribute that suits your budget and other ways that can really boost your support at a Community level. Lastly, your sponsorship is supported by other wine and food businesses as a co-marketing effort to complete a really enriching experience for yourself, business and the Festival. Simply fantastic.
– bevan + associates
“Proud To Continue Our Partnership”
The San Francisco Chronicle is thrilled to sponsor the Sonoma International Film Festival. The Chronicle is proud of its continued legacy supporting the unique arts & entertainment community of the Bay Area.
– Bill Nagel, Publisher
From our Attendees
“It Went Far Beyond Expectations”
Going to the Sonoma International Film Festival has been on my bucket list for years. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when I was invited to attend. And I loved every moment from the opening reception until the closing night’s film rolled it’s credits. The bi-line for the festival is film, food, wine and fun and it certainly ticked every box. It went far beyond all expectations. I will be back for sure!
– Chef Joanne Weir
“What A Lovely Setting”
What a lovely setting for a congenial gathering filled with nice people and an eclectic selection of films. My wife and I had a great time.
– Leonard Maltin
“A Jewel Of A Film Festival”
SIFF is a jewel of a film festival: serious in its celebration of cinema, but as warm and inviting as Sonoma itself. Somehow, it manages to bring in the best talent that Hollywood and the world have to offer while staying true to the small-town charm of the Valley of the Moon. To be a part of it is to fall in love with the movies all over again—in one of the most beautiful spots on earth.
– J.D. Heyman