Film
Submissions

Sonoma International Film Festival endeavors to celebrate the best in independent and international features, documentaries and short films.
In Sonoma, it’s all about the filmmakers.

Highlights

Categories

  • Full length features
  • Full length documentaries
  • Shorts programming in: Animation, Comedy, Culinary, Documentary, Dramatic and Foreign

Dates & Deadlines

  • August 9, 2021 – Opening Date
  • September 10, 2021 – Early Bird Deadline
  • November 19, 2021 – Regular Deadline
  • December 17, 2021 – Late Deadline
  • January 14, 2022 – Extended Deadline
  • January 31, 2022 – Notification Date
  • March 23 – 27, 2022 – Festival Date

Awards &
Prizes

Jury Prizes

  • Best U.S. Independent Feature
  • Best Foreign Feature
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Narrative Short
  • Best Documentary Short

Audience Awards

  • Bay Area Filmmaker Award ($10,000 production completion package)
  • Stolman Award—Best Feature ($1,000)
  • A3 Award—Best Documentary ($1,000)
  • SIFF Audience Award—Best Feature ($1,000)
  • SIFF Audience Award—Best Documentary ($1,000)

Rules & Terms

Online Submissions

  • Submissions are only accepted through FilmFreeway.

 

U.S. Mailed Submissions

  • Must be in DVD region 1 or 0 format NTSC
  • Please package with care to protect DVD/DCP media
  • Mark both the package and the disc with your Film Title and FilmFreeway tracking number
  • Submissions will NOT be returned without appropriate postage paid return packaging and only upon request.

Internationally Mailed Submissions

  • Must be in DVD region 1 or 0 format NTSC
  • Please package with care to protect DVD/DCP media
  • Mark both the package and the disc with your Film Title and FilmFreeway tracking number
  • Submissions will NOT be returned without appropriate postage paid return packaging and only upon request.
  • Package MUST BE MARKED: “No Commercial Value—For Cultural Purposes Only”
  • SIFF does not pay Customs fee or other charges
  • You will be contacted if your film is selected by the end of January.
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