There has been a great diversity of films at Sonoma Valley Film Festival over the years and it shows in the variety that have won awards. Not only does the film festival award films across a variety of genres, the films that have won in each category over the years are unique works that speak to the talent of the filmmakers that show their films at Sonoma Valley Film Festival. The festival allows some of its award categories to change over the years and offers more awards now than ever before. For example, in 2005 the festival awarded eleven films accolades and in 2011 there were 17 awards given to outstanding films. Documentaries are a favorite at the Sonoma Valley Film Festival and there are awards given to the best of the incredible documentaries shown at the festival every year. Awards are also given to features, foreign films, comedies and in 2011, for the first time, a music video received an award. There have also been awards given out for animated films and each year’s ceremony also features jury awards and audience chosen films. The Sonoma Valley Film Festival is sure to please movie lovers of all types with its array of awards showcasing films from every genre.