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2011 HONORARY MAVERICK
AWARD
RECIPIENT

Tony Kaye is a film director, singer, songwriter and painter who has made several iconic music videos, including the 2006 Grammy-winning Johnny Cash video, "God's Gonna Cut You Down.His feature film debut was "American History X" (1998), a drama about racism starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong.

Kaye recently completed the feature film, "Black Water Transit" and has made several documentaries, including a self-financed film on the abortion debate in the United States called "Lake of Fire," which opened in Toronto to astounding reviews in September 2006. Lake of Fire made the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences short-list for Best Documentary Film. It was also nominated for Best Documentary Film at The Independent Spirit Awards, Chicago Film Critic Association Awards, and the Satellite Awards.

Received a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

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Tony Kaye
and his Woodstock halo

2011 HONORARY TRAILBLAZER
AWARD RECIPIENT

Chief Executive Officer of The Creative Coalition Robin Bronk.
Bronk is dedicated to educating, mobilizing and activating the entertainment industry and arts community on issues of public importance, particularly the First Amendment, arts advocacy and media literacy.

Recipient will receive a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller


Robin Bronk is presented the
2011 Trailblazer Award by Tim Blake Nelson


2011 MEERA GANDHI GIVING BACK AWARD RECIPIENT

Mark Ruffalo
Academy Award® Nominated actor, Mark Ruffalo is a resident of the Catskills and an active supporter of the anti-fracking movement, traveling to Albany and Washington to protect safe water for the region. Easily moving between stage and screen his most recent roles include Collateral (2004), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Shutter Island (2010) and The Kids Are All Right (2010).

Sponsored by:

Recipient will receive a a $5000 cash award to donate to charity of choice
and a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

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Mark Ruffalo
with Meera Gandhi


2011 HONORARY EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD RECIPIENT

Ellen Barkin
Two-time Golden Globe Award Nominated actress and Emmy Award winner, Ellen Barkin is known for her remarkable roles in Sea of Love (1989), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and more recently Ocean's Thirteen (2007).


Recipient will receive a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

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Ellen Barkin with presenter
Vincent D'Onofrio


TRIBUTE to Gary Winick

A special Tribute to Gary Winick was included in the ceremony, to honor the filmmaker and pioneering producer who passed away in February of this year from brain cancer at the age of 49. Winick rose to fame directing mainstream films like "Letters to Juliet" and "13 Going on 30," but is perhaps more well-known for his independent films and for co-founding InDigEnt, a company that produced nineteen independent digital films over the next decade, including Winick's own Tadpole, which sold for $6 million to Miramax at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Winick was an early supporter of the Woodstock Film Festival and a frequent participant in WFF programs.

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The Lee Marvin Award for
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

$1000 cash award from


Recipient will receive a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

JURY MEMBERS:
Richard Abramowitz
Debra Granick
Timothy Hutton



Maverick Award for
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE



Prizes:
$1000 cash award sponsored by Lowel-Light
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Handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

JURY MEMBERS
Deirdre Haj
Barbara Kopple
Stephen Nemeth

Diane Seligman Award for
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY



Prizes:
$500 cash award sponsored by Lowel-Light
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Handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

JURY MEMBERS
Lisa Gossels
Hugo Perez
Todd Wider

Diane Seligman Award for
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE



Prizes:
$500 cash award sponsored by Lowel-Light
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Handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

JURY MEMBERS
Amy Devra Gossels
Jonathan Gray
Marie Therese Guirgi


Diane Seligman Award for
BEST STUDENT SHORT


Prizes:
$500 cash award sponsored by Lowel-Light
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Also, an additional cash awards are being presented by an anonymous donor including:
$500 cash award to winner
$500 cash award to runner up
$100 cash award to honorable mentions

Handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

JURY MEMBERS
Isil Bagdadi
Joseph Muszynski
Lori Singer

 


Maverick Award for
FOR BEST ANIMATION

$2000 cash award and trophy sponsored by Blue Sky Studios
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JURY MEMBERS
Signe Baumane
Bill Plympton
Chris Wedge

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Winner
LUMINARIS
by
Juan Pablo Zaramella

HASKELL WEXLER AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Prize: $15,000 worth of film camera equipment
Sponsored by Panavision, NY

Handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

JURY MEMBER\S: Haskell Wexler, A.S.C.
The award was presented by Ellen Kuras to producer Cara Marcous on behalf of Lol Crawley
The following comment was released by Mr. Wexkler regarding the film: "The selection of the best photography is very difficult. The one I have chosen, "On the Ice" shot by Lol Crawley, is noteworthy in a number of ways. Shot where the sun doesn't set until August, we see people moving in frames of negative space in incredibly difficult and artfully conceived shots. The party interiors offer smooth handheld work, where style fits visual storytelling in contrast with the formal, colder frames. All this is just me trying to give words to my subjective reaction to the visuals. And since I'm privileged to give this award, you can see that Lol Crawley's work deserves this Woodstock Award."

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James Lyons Editing Award for NARRATIVE FEATURE

Handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

 

JURY MEMBERS
Sabine Hoffman
Jay Rabinowitz
Kate Williams

James Lyons Editing Award for DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

JURY MEMBERS
Doug Abel
Sabine Hoffman
Sabine Krayenbuhl

Audience Award for NARRATIVE FEATURE




Audience Award for DOCUMENTARY FEATURE






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