2012 Festival Information ~ 9/12 to 9/23
2012 Festival Dates~ September 12 ~ 23, 2012
Deerfield Ranch Winery, In the Caves and Outdoors In The Vineyard
In Santa Rosa, CA
Glaser Center, TV50 Azteca, Arlene Francis Center, Sixth Street Playhouse
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL – MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Located just 50 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Santa Rosa International Film Festival, a Wine Country Film Festival event, is wine country’s FIRST – the area’s original, largest, and longest running film festival. It features more spectacular Festival screenings in venues throughout Santa Rosa and in wine caves and under the stars – Films al Fresco™ – than any other festival in North America.
The Santa Rosa International Film Festival, a Wine Country Film Festival Event, is celebrating its 26th Anniversary in 2012. The Festival is dedicated to bringing the finest international cinema to the community and providing a cultural resource for filmmakers, artists and the public at large. We believe that film can broaden our appreciation of the arts, engender social conscience, create international cultural understanding and expand multi-cultural awareness.
A top tier event, the festival is leisurely paced and friendly with time to enjoy a wonderful recreation region.
There’s nothing rote about our Festival. Every year we are amazed by the quality of films that are submitted for consideration. In addition we seek out the best of International Cinema through our long-standing relationships around the globe.
There are seven sections: World Cinema, U.S. Cinema, Arts in Film, Music in Film, CineLatino, Cinema of Conscience (humanity and social issues), and EcoCinema. We have, in addition, Special Sections of FOOD ON FILM and Paseo de España. We program Shorts, Documentaries, and Features.
Films al Fresco™ – A Unique Experience!
Held at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood, Sonoma Valley
Deerfield Ranch Winery (DRW)
10200 Sonoma Highway (Hwy 12)
Kenwood, Ca 95452
At DRW movies screen inside the cave Grand Room at 6:30PM and outside under the stars at 8PM Come early to eat, drink, enjoy live music, and meet up with friends. There are special events planned for most outdoor movie nights. Chairs are provided. Low back lawn chairs are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes. Nights get cool; bring a blanket or jacket. Please bring a flashlight.
Visit the Lodging page for official hotels.