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25th Sonoma International Film Festival Announces Winners

Sonoma, CA March 29, 2022—Centered on its slogan—the best in films, food, wine and fun—Sonoma International Film Festival’s 25th Anniversary delivered on all […]Read More

Film Slate and Special Events Announced for SIFF25th Anniversary Film Festival

Sonoma, CA February 24, 2022—A festival 25 years in the making, Sonoma International Film Festival celebrates this milestone with a slate of more […]Read More

Jacqueline Bisset To Accept Cinematic Excellence Award

Sonoma, CA February 11, 2022—Actress Jacqueline Bisset will be awarded the SIFF Cinematic Excellence Award for her body of work at the festival’s […]Read More

Actor Director Karen Allen To Attend SIFF25th Anniversary Film Festival Student Media Arts Showcase

Sonoma, CA January 26, 2022—Film and stage star Karen Allen will be a special industry guest at SIFF’s 25th Anniversary Film Festival. While […]Read More

Chef Joanne Weir Headlines Plates & Places Lunch at SIFF 25th

Sonoma, CA January 19, 2022—Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), noted for delivering the best in film, food, wine and fun, is including a […]Read More

Chef Jacques Pépin Awarded First Culinary Excellence Award at SIFF 25th

Sonoma, CA January 12, 2022—Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), noted for delivering the best in film, food, wine and fun during its annual […]Read More

Avelo Airlines Named Official Carrier for SIFF 25th Anniversary Film Festival

Sonoma, CA—Sonoma International Film Festival has partnered with air carrier Avelo Airlines for its 25th anniversary film festival March 23-27, 2022. Named Official […]Read More

SIFF Names Stratford 2022 Program Consultant

Sonoma, CA October 5, 2021—Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) named film festival veteran Herb Stratford as its 2022 Program Consultant.Read More

SIFF SUMMERFEST Winners Announced

Sonoma, CA August 10, 2021—Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) recently hosted SIFF Summerfest, its new, smaller scale live event, to sold out passholder […]Read More

SIFF SUMMERFEST Announces Live Summerfest Event August 5-8, 2021

Sonoma, CA June 15, 2021--Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) will be one of the first non-profit organizations in Sonoma to host larger in person events with SIFF SUMMERFEST August 5-8, 2021Read More

Sonoma International Film Festival Announces SIFF Wine Awards Winners

Sonoma, CA, April 30, 2021—In celebration of its wine country roots, Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) held its fourth annual Wine Awards to commemorate Wine Month in Sonoma County. Read More

Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) Announces Film Winners For #SIFF2021

Sonoma, CA--The Sonoma International Film Festival concluded its online film festival yesterday screening a slate of more than 120 films from 40 countries, with 20 films making their premieres, as well as hosting three live Drive-Ins.Read More

Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) – Announces Virtual Fimls, Drive-Ins and Special Events: March 24-28, 2021

Sonoma, CA, March 1, 2021--The Sonoma International Film Festival opens its online screening platform to the public for preview today to a slate of more than 100 of the best in new independent cinema from around the world at sonomafilmfest.org/festival.Read More

Sonoma International Film Festival Media Arts Scholarships Press Release

SONOMA, CA – The Sonoma International Film Festival’s annual scholarship award recipients are among a select few Sonoma students who have participated in the Sonoma Valley High School Media Arts program, SIFF’s primary program support initiative.Read More

SIFF Announces All Virtual Film Festival July 30-August 2, 2020

SONOMA, CA –Sonoma International Film Festival’s new SIFF 2.0 Virtual Film Festival will be held July 30-August 2, 2020. Celebrating its 23rd year, the online showcase offers the best in new independent cinema from around the world with a robust lineup of more than 100 features, documentaries and short films that includes a selection of World, North American, US, West Coast and Northern California premieres from 20 countries. Read More

SIFF Announces Virtual Film Festival Award Winners

SONOMA, CA–In what was truly an international viewing experience -- coming from as far away as Västra Götaland, Hanoi, England, Canada, Copenhagen and Uttar Pradesh -- the Sonoma International Film Festival’s first SIFF 2.0 Virtual Film Festival concludes today with four Command Performance screenings available now at SIFF 2.0 Virtual Film Festival. (https://watch.eventive.org/sonoma2020).Read More

2020 SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Official Release

SONOMA, CA - February 12, 2020 - The 23rd edition of the Sonoma International Film Festival(SIFF), offering the best in independent cinema from around the world, announces a robust lineup of 131 features, documentaries and short films that includes a selection of World, North American, US and Northern California premieres from 30 countries.Read More

SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Announces SIFF Saturdays Monthly Virtual Screenings

SONOMA, CA -- Sonoma International Film Festival has launched SIFF Saturdays, its monthly virtual screening series. Held on the last Saturday of every month at 6 PM PT, SIFF Saturdays features a new, independent film from around the world each month.Read More