The Annual Maverick Award Ceremony is the premiere event of the Woodstock Film Festival and 2015 will be no different.
Steven Lang (Avatar)
Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
This year the Woodstock Film Festival will present the Honorary Maverick Award to Academy Award nominated director Atom Egoyan (Remember, Chloe , Where the Truth Lies, The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica).
The second annual Fiercely Independent Award will go to Indie Maverick Guy Maddin (The Forbidden Room , My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in the World, Twilight of the Ice Nymphs).
The evening will begin with cocktails at 7:00pm, followed by the Awards at 9:00pm. Complimentary wine and food is included.
Paul Green (best known as the founder of The School of Rock) and The Internet Trolls (Michael Bernier, Jason
Bowman, David Jarrett) will be playing music from the greatest movies ever made (and some mediocre ones, too.)
Annual award categories include:
The Maverick Award for Best Narrative Feature Sponsored by Gigantic Pictures
The Maverick Award for Best Documentary Feature Sponsored by Films We Like
Ultra Indie Award:Awarded to an outstanding film with a budget under $200K
The inaugural World Cinema Award
The Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography
The James Lyons Editing Award
The Markertek Awards for short films.
Best Female Director Award Sponsored by Tangerine Entertainment
Best Animated Short
The Carpe Diem Andretta Award: A new award given in the memory of Jay Andretta, which will be presented to a film best exemplifying living life to the fullest.