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ULSTER SAVINGS BANK GRANTS WFF YOUTH INITIATIVE $2K

Grant will go to annual Career Day program

Woodstock, NY (June 26, 2012)The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently approved a grant for $2,000 to The Woodstock Film Festival. The grant will go to improving Career Day, a program that provides Hudson Valley teen filmmakers with one-on-one opportunities to learn from filmmakers and top industry members.

Career Day takes place at Onteora High School in Boiceville, NY. In 2011, nearly 150 students from all throughout the region gathered at the high school to hear from those in the industry and were treated to a special screening of the chilling teen thriller Sahkanaga, which included aQ&A with the director and a lengthy conversation with Brendon Small, creator of Metalocolypse and actor/voice over talent of Aqua TeenHunger Force and Reno 911.

"It is our distinct pleasure to contribute to the tremendous work [WFF] does everyday," said Ulster Savings Executive Director Michael Kelley.

With the generosity of this grant from Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation, WFF will be pushing to improve these aspects of Career Day and other Youth Initiative programs.

"We are so very grateful to recieve grants like this," said WFF Co-founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein. "Especially because it is going to an aspect of WFF that is so important to the future of filmmaking and our community."

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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 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 organization is based in THE FILM CENTER in Woodstock, NY.

The Woodstock Film Festival celebrated its 13th Annual Festival October 10-14, 2012, 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.

 

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