The 31st annual Wine Country Film Festival pairs diverse international and independent feature-length and short films, the picturesque setting of Sonoma Valley, and engaging seminars and culinary experiences featuring special guests from the world of film and food. This year’s schedule includes a spotlight on an array of topics, like Iranian films, food and wine, “eco cinema” and more, with events like a storytelling master class from director and cinematographer Patrick Morell. This year also boasts Films al Fresco, screenings under the stars, Friday, Sept. 22, to Sunday, Sept. 24, at Quarryhill Botanical Garden, 12841 Hwy. 12, Glen Ellen. Passes start at $75 for locals. wcff.us/2017.