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WFF showcases some of the best contemporary filmmaking from the US and the world,
WFF Sponsorships come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
featuring passionate, creative, captivating and affirming works
by today's most promising and accomplished independent filmmakers.
This event generates large, enthusiastic audiences and a gamut of promotional opportunities.
We offer Present, Platinum, Gold and Silver levels, as well as Award 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.
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A-List talent who have participated include Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, Peter Bogdanovich, Ed Burns, Steve Buscemi, Courteney Cox, 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, Rose McGowan, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Connelly, 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: WFF 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, and others.
Year-Round Marketing: WFF presents events year-round. Ask us how you can maximize your exposure!
"I can't think of another place that seems better suited to have an independent film festival than Woodstock." Paul Rudd (Actor)
"Honoring the young and the old, endorsing community, advocating inspiration and lauding humanitarian gestures — all sentiments that sum up Woodstock and its 'Fiercely Independent' film festival quite well." •Hollywood Reporter
"Woodstock has solidified itself as my favorite film festival on the 'circuit.' An opportunity to enjoy wonderful films and filmmakers in an environment that is all about community - an essential element in the industry…" •Jonathan Gray, Gray, Krauss, Stratford, Sandler, Desrochers, LLP
"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 Schamus – President, Focus Features
“The festival organizers have been able to achieve something phenomenal.”
-Jonathan Sehring – President, Independent Film Channel
Narrative feature film highlights have included Loving, Blind, The Walk, Remember, 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.
Feature documentary highlights have included Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing, The Babushkas of Chernobyl, The Poet of Havana, 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.
A long list of musical participants includes Carlos Varela with Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, David Broza, 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.
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.
advisory board is made up of top industry reps including
Judy Arthur, Eamon Bowles, Ellen Chenoweth, Griffin
Dunne, Leon Gast, Ethan Hawke, Stephen Hays, Sabine Hoffman, Gill
Holland, Michael Lang, Jeremiah Newton, Annie Nocenti, Ron Nyswaner, Sarah Plant, Bill Plympton, Aidan Quinn, Peter Saraf,
Steve Savage, Zachary Sklar, John Sloss, Fisher Stevens, David
Strathairn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lemore Syvan, and Christine Vachon. (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)
| YEAR ROUND EVENTS
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 Steve Jobs, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, 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, James Franco, Christian Slater, 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
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.
| HUDSON VALLEY FILM COMMISSION
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 King Cobra, HAPPYish, Good Ol' Boy, The Better Angels, Cold in July, 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