Sonoma International Film Festival 2019, Interviews with the Filmmakers

SIFF2019 is almost here!

As usual, I’ve got the inside scoop on some of my favorite films that you do not want to miss this year at the festival! This Tuesday, March 12th, I begin broadcasting an extra hour to accommodate more filmmaker interviews! For three weeks tune into 2 full hours of SIFF information just in time for attending the festival.

To see the entire film festival schedule with the complete list and description of every movie that will be here, visit the Sonoma International Film Festival’s website.

The Pollinators, interview with director Peter Nelson

Bee in an Almond Blossom from The Pollinators“Don’t miss the chance to see bees in slow motion on the big screen! It’s like a beautifully choreographed dance!” Cat Smith

“The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat.”

One showing only: Sun, Mar 31st, 5:00 PM @ SF Chronicle House of Docs & Shorts at Vets II (This is a full-length documentary)

For more information: The Pollinators. Here is the interview. Original air date: 3/5/2019


Giltrude’s Dwelling, interview with director Jeremy Lutter

Giltrude's Dwelling“A short film that deserves it’s own theme party.” Cat Smith

“An interdimensional shut-in must learn to face the outside universe when a life or death dilemma comes knocking at her door.”

The film is part of the Dramatic Shorts Program. Showtimes: Fri, Mar 29th, 11:15 AM @ Vintage House and Sun, Mar 31st, 9:00 AM @ Landmark Vineyards at Andrews Hall

For more information: Giltrude’s Dwelling Facebook Page. Here is the interview. Original air date: 3/5/2019.


 Bertie, interview with writer/director Garry Crystal

Bertie the film“Your short film has stollen my heart!” Cat Smith

Neurotic parents Tom and Lisa have moved to what they believe is their dream home, only to have their idyllic lives shattered by Ann, a widow, and Bertie, her pet pug, who not only wakes them at night but awakens them to the afterlife.

This endearing short film is part of the Comedy Shorts Program. Showtimes: Thu, Mar 28th, 11:30 AM @ Landmark Vineyards at Andrews Hall and Sat, Mar 30th, 5:30 PM @ Burlingame Hall

For more information: Bertie. Here is the interview. Original air date: 3/5/2019