About the Woodstock Film Festival:
Hailed by Indiewire as "A true American Maverick Among Fests" and praised by actor Ethan Hawke as "among the finest of a dying breed: a festival that isn't trying to sell you anything, but simply and beautifully celebrating the art & craft of filmmaking", the Woodstock Film Festival premiers 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 (WFF) is a non-profit, 501 (C)(3) 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 will celebrate its 15th Annual Festival October 15-19, 2014, with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Kingston and Rosendale.
Your support will allow us to continue presenting world-class films, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity.
“The Woodstock Film Festival is always a pleasure to attend, and the talent that is showcased always amazes me. It's a wonderful and important showcase for any independent filmmaker.” STEVE BUSCEMI
"The Woodstock Film festival is among the finest of a dying breed: a festival that isn't trying to sell you anything, but simply and beautifully celebrating the art & craft of filmmaking." ETHAN HAWKE
About the Hudson Valley Film Commission:
The Hudson Valley Film Commission (HVFC) , is a conduit for preproduction, production, and postproduction for filmmaking in the Hudson Valley/Catskill region. Support is provided throughout the year to studio features, independent features, print, new media, short films, student projects, and TV ads. The commission offers technical, location, and talent guidance, referrals, networking opportunities, email blasts, and promotion through press opportunities including the monthly e-newsletter, which is sent to 13,000 recipients. The HVFC has also referred several local projects to production companies and financial channels. In order to make information fully accessible, a free online production directory for local film professionals is provided and maintained online.
2013 was a great year for film production in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. The Hudson Valley Film Commission (HVFC) promoted sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting over 120 projects, including feature narratives, documentaries, TV shows, student shorts, ads, photo shoots, music videos and other media production. The economic impact resulted in millions of dollars, hundreds of part time jobs, educational opportunities and additional revenues that resulted from travel to the area by film crews, post-production work, marketing and screening exhibitions. Work took place in the six counties represented by HVFC, including Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange and Ulster.
A record five films that shot in the Hudson Valley were selected to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival: The Better Angels, Cold in July, Hits, i Origins and Jamie Marks is Dead.
"We couldn't have had a more pleasant experience. The HVFC was helpful beyond belief." Trace Henderson, Producer of the Feature Film JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, one of five Hudson Valley Films accepted to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
It was such a pleasure to film in the Hudson Valley. It
was so beautiful and people were so nice and helpful and supportive of production. The Hudson Valley Film Commission helped greatly with getting us in touch with locations and location owners, as well as posting for acting roles and other production needs. We had a great experience working with them.” Chloe Dumont, Producer of the Feature Film SIMIAN.