17th Annual

Woodstock Film Festival

October 13, 2016 to October 16, 2016

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13 Rock City Rd
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Woodstock NY 12498-1406
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Narrative
The 17th Annual Woodstock Film Festival is looking for original work in a variety of genres.

Visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com and view archives for details about past films, emerging filmmakers, jury members, and award recipients.
Documentary
The 17th Annual Woodstock Film Festival is looking for original work in a variety of genres.

Visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com and view archives for details about past films, jury members, and award recipients.
Shorts: Narrative
The 17th Annual Woodstock Film Festival is looking for original work in a variety of genres. Many past participants have gone on to receive Oscar nominations after screening at WFF. Even more past participants have returned to WFF with feature films, including Behn Zeitlin, Leah Meyerhoff, Shawn Christensen, Cary Fukunaga and many others.

Visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com and view archives for details about past films, jury members, and award recipients.

Shorts: Animated
The Woodstock Film Festival has garnered a reputation for screening some of the most preeminent Animated Shorts from around world. Multiple shorts that have garnered Oscar nods after screening in Woodstock, including 9, Ryan, Guard Dog, Feral and more. Visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com for details.
Shorts: Documentary
The Woodstock Film Festival has garnered a reputation for screening some of the most preeminent Documentary Shorts including many that have garnered Oscar nods after screening in Woodstock, including Ferry Tales, directed by Katja Esson, Freeheld by Cynthia Kane, Salim Baba directed by Tim Sternberg, King's Point, directed by Sari Gilman, and Cynthia Kane’s Freeheld, which was adapted into a feature film, starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore, by WFF advisory board member Ron Nyswaner.

Visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com and view archives for details about past films, jury members, and award recipients.
Shorts: High School Students
The Woodstock Film Festival has a strong commitment to screening youth films. Each year, the WFF promotes and presents these films by high school students via the Youth Initiative program. For more information, visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com.

This category is for Middle School and High School students ONLY (ages 12-18).
Music Video
WFF's commitment to music and film is highlighted as part of the FOCUS ON MUSIC programming. Visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com for details.

We are looking for the most creative and fiercely independent videos, no simple performance videos please.

Shorts: Student
The 17th Annual Woodstock Film Festival is looking for original work in a variety of genres. Many past participants have gone on to receive Oscar nominations after screening at WFF. Even more past participants have returned to WFF with feature films, including Behn Zeitlin, Luke Metheny, Rob Meyer, Leah Meyerhoff, Shawn Christensen, Cary Fukunaga and many others.

Visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com and view archives for details about past films, jury members, and award recipients.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity.

Our sister organization, the Hudson Valley Film Commission promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting film, video and media production in the Hudson Valley - Catskills.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Woodstock Film Festival has established itself as one of the best independent film events in the country by premiering exceptional films by established and emerging filmmakers. The fest also presents A-list concerts, parties, panels, and creates innovative and stimulating programming including Focus on Music, Exposure and the Youth Initiative.

The festival has drawn rave reviews nationwide from filmmakers, industry members, film lovers and the media alike. indieWIRE named WFF one of the top 50 film festivals in the world and Moviemaker included WFF is on of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.

Cash, prizes and/or services are given out for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Shorts (Narrative, Student, Animation and Documentary), Best Cinematography (the Haskell Wexler Award), and Best Female Director (Tangerine). Best Editing and Audience Awards are also presented for Narrative and Documentary features. 2014 inaugurated the Ultra Indie Award, recognizing the best ultra low budget film. Recent AWARD SPONSORS have included Gigantic Pictures, Films We Like, Markertek, Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers,Tangerine Entertainment, Panavision NY, Technicolor Postworks NY, Black Magic Design and others.

Industry participants have included Darren Aronofsky, Jonathan Demme, Cary Fukunaga, Ang Lee, Kevin Smith, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Rudd, Keanu Reeves, Rose McGowan, Lauren Ambrose, Andy Garcia, Stephen Dorff, Adrian Griener, Mark Ruffalo, Vera Farmiga, Nat Wolff, Timothy Hutton, Michael Imperioli, Ellen Barkin, Tim Robbins, Marcia Gay Harden, Ethan Hawke, Matt Dillon, Rosie Perez, Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Steve Buscemi, Bruce Beresford, John Sloss (Cinetic Media), Ron Mann (Films We Like), Christine Vachon (Killer Films), Mira Nair, Todd Haynes, Woody Harrelson, Lili Taylor, Albert Maysles, Barbara Kopple, Leon Gast, Tim Blake Nelson, Richard Linklater, Kevin Bacon and many others.

ORGANIZERS

Laurent Rejto (Director ); Laurent Rejto (Director ); Meira Blaustein (Director); Meira Blaustein (Director); Meira Blaustein (Executive Director); Meira Blaustein (Executive Director); Nikki Goldbeck (Deputy Director)

GENERAL RULES

All films MUST be a Hudson Valley Premiere. This includes the counties of Ulster, Orange, Delaware, Dutchess, Sullivan, Columbia, Albany, Putnam and Westchester.

By submitting an entry, you are saying that you have read and agree with the guidelines of the Woodstock Film Festival.

All statements you have made in this document/form are true, and you certify that you have cleared all rights for this film and understand that no officers, employees, or agents of the Woodstock Film Festival can be held liable for the contents of or damage to the film.

Your entry into this competition grants the festival the rights that have been stated in these guidelines.

DVDs will be returned only if a prepaid, self-addressed envelope is provided. Otherwise, the video or DVD will become property of the festival.

All DVDs must be received within two weeks of submission date.

All entries will be notified of their submission status on or about September 15, 2016. Please do not contact our office asking about the status of your film.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting an entry, you are saying that you have read and agree with the guidelines of the Woodstock Film Festival.

All statements you have made in this document/form are true, and you certify that you have cleared all rights for this film and understand that no officers, employees, or agents of the Woodstock Film Festival can be held liable for the contents of or damage to the film.

Your entry into this competition grants the festival the rights that have been stated in these guidelines.