MAVERICK AWARDS
CEREMONY

Time Out Of Mind’s Oren Moverman and Oscar winner Leon Gast, along with actor Ben Foster and two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple join Participant Media’s CEO David Linde, and a stellar lineup of award recipients and presenters at the 17th Annual Woodstock Film Festival.

On Saturday, October 15, The 2016 Honorary Trailblazer Award will be presented to David Linde, the CEO of Participant Media, a global company dedicated to inspiring social change through films like the recent Best Picture Oscar winner Spotlight. Linde is responsible for leading the company'€™s overall strategy, day-to-day operations, content creation, advocacy, strategic investments and acquisitions. For press release, click here

The Woodstock Film Festival announced that its honorary Fiercely Independent Award will be presented by Actor Ben Foster to Oren Moverman, Academy Award-nominated Oren Moverman is the writer/director of the recently shot The Dinner, (starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney), and Time out of Mind. He is the winner of the International Critics Award at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. Moverman also directed Rampart and his directorial debut The Messenger, which garnered a nomination for the 2010 Best Screenplay Award and other accolades. He is also a much-acclaimed screenwriter. For press release, click here

Actor Ben Foster, who co-starred in The Messenger and Rampart, will present the Award to Moverman. Foster is best known for Freaks & Geeks, Six Feet Under and major roles in many movies including X-Men: The Last Stand, Alpha Dog, 3:10 to Yuma, The Messenger, The Mechanic, Rampart, Kill Your Darlings, Lone Survivor and Warcraft. For press release, click here

The festival is also thrilled to celebrate the life and work of Academy award winning documentary filmmaker Leon Gast, and bestow upon him its Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented to him by his close friend and colleague, Barbara Kopple. Leon Gast is an Academy Award winning American documentary film director, producer, cinematographer, and editor. For press release, click here

Barbara Kopple, who will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Gast, is a two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker. For press release, click here

The evening will begin with cocktails at 7pm, followed by the Awards at 9pm. Complimentary food and beverages are included.

Annual award categories include:

•BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
$5000 cash prize from Gigantic Pictures

•BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
$2500 cash prize from The Bluestein Family Foundation

•BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
$2,000 cash prize from Gigantic Pictures

•BEST SHORT DOC
$1,000 cash prize from Films We Likee

•ULTRA INDIE AWARD
$2,000 cash prize from Gray, Krauss, Stratford, Sandler, Des Rochers, LLP.
*2015 winner also received a 4k camera from Black Magic Design

•CARPE DIEM AWARD
$500 cash prize from The Vincent Jay Andretta Memorial Fund

•HASKELL WEXLER AWARD
Includes $15,000 in rental services from Panavision, NY

•JAMES LYONS EDITING AWARD NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
$1,500 in services from Technicolor Postworks

•TANGERINE ENTERTAINMENT JUICE AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE FEATURE DIRECTOR
Cash prize from Tangerine Entertainment

•Other awards include WORLD CINEMA AWARD, BEST ANIMATED SHORT, AUDIENCE AWARD for NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY FEATURES.

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Hailed by Indiewire as "A true American Maverick Among Fests" and named among the top 50 film festivals world wide, the Woodstock Film Festival premieres exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round.

The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501c3 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.

The Woodstock Film Festival celebrates its 17th Anniversary, October 13-16, 2016, with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale and Saugerties.

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