The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2018

Sonoma International Film Festival

March 27-31, 2019 / Sonoma, CA /

With great live music, food, wine tastings, and of course, film screenings in the heart of California wine country, the Sonoma International Film Festival is aptly described by one panelist as having a “vibe that’s out of this world—really.” For their 21st edition this past spring, they partnered with Canada’s Devour!, the world’s largest food film festival, to present The Devour! Sonoma Chefs & Shorts dinner, a five-course meal surrounding an evening of the best food-centric short films. With the best wine from surrounding vineyards, this “culinary extravaganza” is just one reason why a panelist states, “Sonoma is the type of festival that if you attend once, you’re absolutely hooked and planning for many return visits. It’s that good!”

Photograph courtesy of Sonoma Film Festival

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  1. Sam

    August 18, 2018 at 10:16 am

    CiNEWORX is proud to Sponsor and Partner with SFF for 5 years running providing Digital Content (DCPS) for the Fest! Congrats SFF for making it 3 years running as one of the top 25 COOLEST FILM FESTIVALS to attend.

  2. ron

    July 10, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    How about calling it “Our reviewers 25 favorite festivals” — for these are festivals that your jury has presumably been to and likes — and that’s fine. To call it the world’s 25 coolest is a wee bit presumptuous, no?

  3. Duncan Putney

    July 9, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Have you heard about the Flickers – Children’s Hospitals International Film Festival (CHIFF)? This new and growing festival provides a free program of new and amazing short films to the patients of children’s hospitals in the US and Canada (and soon Europe) and its the kids who vote on the award winners at each two week hospital event. CHIFF is part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival. CHIFF was recently endorsed by the US Surgeon General who said that great films are great medicine. How cool is that? You can find CHIFF on Facebook and Twitter using @FlickersCHIFF.

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