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Want to become a sponsor? Feel free to contact us at 845.679.4265 or by email at sponsor@woodstockfilmfestival.com


WFF showcases some of the best contemporary filmmaking from the US and the world,
featuring passionate, creative, captivating and affirming works
by today's most promising and accomplished independent filmmakers.
This 5-day event generates large, enthusiastic audiences and a gamut of promotional opportunities.

WFF Sponsorships come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
We offer Present, Platinum, Gold and Silver levels, as well as Signature Sponsorships.
We'll work with you to custom fit a partnership that works for your business marketing goals!

Interested in learning more? We'll send you our Sponsorship Deck.
Give us a call at
845.679.4265 or email sponsor@woodstockfilmfestival.com

A-List talent who have participated include Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin, Peter Bogdanovich, Ed Burns, Steve Buscemi, Matt Dillon, Vincent D'Onofrio, Stephen Dorff,Edie Falco, Peter Gabriel, Andy Garcia,Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, Adrian Grenier, Woody Harrelson, Ethan Hawke, Timothy Hutton, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ang Lee, Melissa Leo, Laura Linney, Lucy Liu, Rosie Perez, Parker Posey, Aidan Quinn, Keanu Reeves, Tim Robbins, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, David Schwimmer, Uma Thurman, Stanley Tucci and more!

Programming: 2014 WFF will screen a diverse, entertaining and cutting-edge line up of over 130 films in all categories. The program also includes panels and a concert series, star-studded parties and gatherings for the attending filmmakers, VIPs AND SPONSORS.

The Perks: WFF gives sponsors a unique and exciting marketing opportunity. An intensely integrated marketing campaign will attract national and international attention. Your sponsorship of WFF events will provide many sampling opportunities of your products to key individuals, celebrities and taste makers within your target market.

Our Audience: Attendees include affluent full-time residents, second-home owners and vacationers who appreciate quality entertainment. The majority of attendees come from the tri-state area and Hudson Valley and are joined by visitors from throughout the world. WFF plans to bring over 250 filmmakers and industry pros to speak at screenings and events.

Tailored Sponsorship: Your sponsorship will be custom-fit. Let's discuss developing your marketing message around a specific event or award, such as Honorary Maverick Award, Concert Series, the Audience Award, Festival Gear and others.

Year-Round Marketing: The 2014 Fest is set for October 15-19, but you'll be a sponsor year-round. Ask us how you can maximize your exposure!


"I'm just really honored to get to join all of you at this great celebration of film and music and community.....can you imagine this world of ours without events like this one? Without films like the ones that are screened here?..... I want to truly thank Meira, Laurent, Nikki, and all the volunteers here and the sponsors for making this happen." Ted Hope - Producer and co-founder of This is that

"There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of regional film festivals. Woodstock stands out for its commitment to independent filmmaking and for the fact that it's in Woodstock, which people associate with a particular spirit and attitude." James SchamusPresident, Focus Features

"It was the nicest festival experience I had this year. The festival is well programmed and beautifully run." Ted Sarandos – CCO, Netflix Inc.

“The festival organizers have been able to achieve something phenomenal.”
Jonathan Sehring – President, Independent Film Channel

Narrative feature film highlights have included Any Day Now, California Solo, Electrick Children, Francine, Magical Mystery Tour, Quartet, The Sessions, The Messenger, Up in the Air, Me and Orson Welles, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, I'm Not There, Infamous, Days of Glory, After the Wedding, The Woodsman, Stephanie Daley, Dear Frankie, The Chorists, Down to the Bone, Speak, Pieces of April, Shattered Glass, Personal Velocity, Far From Heaven, Pinero, Chelsea Walls,  The Barbarian Invasions, Swimming, Purgatory House, Piggie, Wendigo, Gerry, The Grey Zone, and many more.

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Feature documentary
highlights have included Shepard & Dark, Chasing Ice, Bad Brains: A Band In D.C., Casting By, Dear Governor Cuomo, Oma&Bella, REDLIGHT, Neil Young Trunk Show, When You're Strange, Shut Up & Sing, Guerilla; The Taking of Patty Hearst, Parallel Lines, Double Dare, I Like Killing Flies, The Agronomist, A Boy's Life, Bus 174, Down From the Mountain, Amandla, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Go Further, A Voice from Heaven, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised My Generation, Spellbound, Girlhood, Horns & Halos, & more.

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A long list of musical participants includes Natalie Merchant, Jeremy Bernstein, Gene Ween, Pinetop Perkins and the Perfect Age of Rock'n'Roll Blues Bankd, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Bernie Worrell, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish, Duncan Sheik, Mike Gordon and Trey Anastasio of Phish, Gov’t Mule, Kate Pierson, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Rowan, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn,  Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham of Luna, Graham Parker, Levon Helm, Marshall Crenshaw, and many more.

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Festival mainstays include industry executives, television anchors, network and cable executives, magazine and newspaper editors, record label executives, writers, painters, models, entertainment lawyers, producers, critics, and publishers.

The advisory board is made up of top industry reps including Judy Arthur, Eamon Bowles, Ellen Chenoweth, Griffin Dunne, Martha Frankel, Leon Gast, Ethan Hawke, Stephen Hays, Sabine Hoffman, Gill Holland, Michael Lang, Jeremiah Newton, Annie Nocenti, Ron Nyswaner,  Sarah Plant, Bill Plympton, Aidan Quinn, Bingham Ray, Peter Saraf, Steve Savage, Zachary Sklar, John Sloss, Fisher Stevens, David Strathairn, and Lemore Syvan. (Click here for advisory board bios)

Major press coverage has included Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Daily News, Time Out, New York Magazine, Esquire, Playboy, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Moviemaker Magazine, indiewire, Associated Press, NPR, Bloomberg Radio, CNN, WNBC-TV, WCBS-TV, and more.. (For more info, visit press)

Events, productions, sponsors and filmmakers are also promoted through the monthly e-newsletters, which has become a staple in the independent film industry, even getting kudos in the Wall Street Journal's desktop traveler. When going to other festivals, including Sundance, Miami, Austin, Woodstock Film Festival representatives judiciously get the word out through word of mouth, literature and advertising. (Visit e-newsletters)


Special events, such as screenings, productions and workshops, take place year-round in NYC, Albany, and across the Hudson Valley. Special screenings have included films like We are What We Are, The Brass Tea Pot, Dear Governor Cuomo, Francine, Rhymes With Banana, Taking Woodstock, Adam, The Cake Eaters, Against the Current, Body of War, The Painted Veil, Little Miss Sunshine, The Ballad of Jack & Rose, The Illusionist, and Sherrybaby, to name just a few.

The Hudson Valley Film Commission work has spurred local economic development with productions featuring luminaries including Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Robin Williams, David Strathairn, Melissa Leo, Mary Stuart Masterson, Timothy Hutton, Debbie Harry, Tilda Swinton and others.


Since its inception, the Woodstock Film Festival has been committed to youth and education as a means to positive development, conflict resolution and growth opportunity.

In addition to providing classes and internships for local schools, the Woodstock Film Festival has presented special workshops and seminars designed to stimulate and to provide resources not readily available in the local area. Additionally, local film production opportunities, made available through the Woodstock Film Commission have provided career opportunities.

WFF also presents Career Day at the annual festival. This career day style event allows middle and high school students from the region to learn about filmmaking in one-on-one open exchanges with leading industry members. Past participants have included actors Timothy Hutton and Lori Singer (Footloose), United Artists president, late producer Bingham Ray; Academy Award winners cinematographer Haskell Wexler (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), composer Elmer Bernstein (To Kill a Mockingbird), documentary filmmaker Leon Gast (When We Were Kings), filmmaker Brett Morgen (On the Ropes), screenwriter Zachary Sklar (JFK); and Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia); and other representatives from diverse fields including casting, editing, producing, and more.

In addition to providing these outstanding opportunities for students interested in film and media, the WFF screens films by high school students as part of the festival's Youth Initiative. For additional info, visit the Youth Initiative.


The Hudson Valley Film Commission is fully prepared to act as a conduit for preproduction, production, and postproduction for filmmaking in the Hudson Valley and Catskill region. HVFC attracts filmmakers from around the world to the region and provides support throughout the year to studio features, independent features, print, new media, short films, and television shows and ads.

Films that have been shot locally include Rhymes With Banana, First Winter, Francine, We Are Who We Are, Michael Clayton, War of the Worlds, American Gangster, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, Rocksteady, Bitter Feast, Whisper Me a Lullaby, The Cake Eaters, Stephanie Daley, Racing Daylight, The Northern Kingdom, The Thing About My Folks (starring Paul Reiser and Peter Falk), Down to the Bone (2004 Sundance Award Winner, 2004 Woodstock Film Festival Winner), Patch (starring Melissa Leo and Deborah Harry), Personal Velocity (2002 Sundance Award winner), Wendigo, Pagans, and many more.

For more info, visit www.hudsonvalleyfilmcommission.org



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