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2013 HONORARY MAVERICK AWARD RECIPIENT

Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich

Legendary director, producer, actor, writer, and artist Peter Bogdanovich was given the Honorary Maverick Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's gala.

Bogdanovich's lengthy credits include The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon,What's Up Doc?, and the role of "Poppy" in the WFF 2013 Selection Cold Turkey.

The ideal candidate for WFF's honorary award, Bogdanovich's achievements are challenging to summarize given the extensive nature of his success and involvement in the entertainment industry. Peter Bogdanovich was part of the wave of "New Hollywood" directors, which included William Friedkin, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Michael Cimino and Francis Ford Coppola. His most critically acclaimed film is The Last Picture Show (1971).

Received a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller


Mira Nair

Mira Nair

2013 MEERA GANDHI GIVING BACK AWARD RECIPIENT

Woodstock Film Festival is proud to announce the recipient of the 3rd Annual Meera Gandhi Giving Back Award as Mira Nair.

Mira Nair is the rare, prolific filmmaker who moves fluidly between Hollywood and independent cinema. After several years of making documentary films, Mira Nair made a stunning entry on the world stage with her first feature, Salaam Bombay! (1988), the first Indian film to win the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Nair used the profits from the film's debut to create the Salaam Baalak Trust for India's street children. In 2012, Mira Nair was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's distinguished honour for work in the arts.

The Giving Back contribution Nair recieves will go towards Maisha Film Lab in Eastern Africa, a filmmakers' training lab founded by Nair in 2004 that provides the tools, education and platform necessary for East African film artists to establish themselves and build a self-sustaining film industry. Maisha now operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda with hands-on intensives in screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound recording and acting.

Recipient will receive a a $5000 cash award to donate to charity of choice
and a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller


GIGANTIC PICTURES FEATURE NARRATIVE AWARD

Winner
The Forgotten Kingdomdirected by Andrew Mudge.

Honorable Mention
Winter In The Blooddirected by Andrew and Alex Smith

Winner received a $5000 cash prize from Gigantic Pictures
and a handcrafted trophy by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Richard Abramowitz
Nancy Savoca
Nancy Schafer


 


MAVERICK DOCUMENTARY AWARD

Winner
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggsdirected by Grace Lee.

Honorable Mention
Magical Universedirected by Jeremy Workman.

Sponsored by Films We Like
Winner received a $1000 cash award and a handcrafted trophy by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Joe Berlinger
Liz Garbus
Cynthia Kane


HASKELL WEXLER AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner
The Forgotten Kingdomdirected by Andrew Mudge.
Director of Photography: Carlos Carlvaho

Sponsored by Panavision NY

The following comment was released by Mr. Wexler regarding the film: "This year's award should go to Carlos Carvahlo, D.P. of The Forgotten Kingdom. The tough city shooting has the realistic edge of a documentary while camera moves are smooth and there are sometimes painterly frames as part of a transition to the lead character's memories of rural youth. The first frame is a lone man on a cliff.
A distant, beautiful shot valid as a still, then after a beat of six the man moves out of frame. A visual transition to the urban."


James Lyons Editing Award for NARRATIVE FEATURE

Winner
The Forgotten Kingdomdirected and edited by Andrew Mudge.

Prize: $1,500 in services sponsored by Technicolor PostWorks New York and a handcrafted trophy created by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Affonso Goncalves
Sabine Hoffman
Kate Sanford


James Lyons Editing Award for DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner
The Manoredited by Seth Poulin, directed by Shawney Cohen

Prize: $1,500 in services sponsored by Technicolor PostWorks New York and a handcrafted trophy created by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Sabine Hoffman
Michael Levine
Fiona Otway


TANGERINE ENTERTAINMENT JUICE AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE FEATURE DIRECTOR

Concussion, directed by Stacie Passon. 

Concussion, directed by Stacie Passon. 

Winner
Concussion, directed by Stacie Passon.

Woodstock Film Festival is thrilled to announce the 1st Annual Tangerine Entertainment Juice Award was given to director Stacie Passon for Concussion.

The Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund is a donation-based initiative focused on changing the landscape for women filmmakers. In keeping with Tangerine's committment to outreach, the Juice Fund provides an opportunity for community involvement in directly supporting women directors and outlets for their films.

The Juice Fund is created and sustained entirely by individuals and companies wishing to help increase the number of women feature film directors and the frequency with which they work. The Juice Fund will be used to instigate concrete change in three ways; rewarding, mentoring, and building community.

Recipient receives a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller


Diane Seligman Award for BEST SHORT NARRATIVE

Winner
The Earth, The Way I Left Itdirected by Jeff Pinilla.

Winner received a $500 cash award from Lowel-Light and a handcrafted trophy by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Shawn Christensen
Jonathan Gray
Lydia Dean Pilcher

 


Diane Seligman Award for BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Winner
Poustiniadirected by Kristian Berg.

Winner received a $500 cash award from Lowel-Light and a handcrafted trophy by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Leon Gast
Lisa Gossels
Paul Rachman

Recipient receives a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller.


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Diane Seligman Award for BEST STUDENT SHORT

Winner
Above The Seadirected by Keola Racela.

 

Honorable Mention
Late Spring, directed by Zachary Kerschberg.

Winner received a $500 cash award from Lowel-Light and a handcrafted trophy by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Isil Bagdadi
Amy Devra Gossels
Lori Singer


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Maverick Award for FOR BEST ANIMATION

Winner
Feral, by Daniel Sousa

Honorable Mention
A Tangled Tale, directed by Corrie Francis Parks.

JURY MEMBERS
Signe Baumane
Bill Plympton 

Cash award and trophy
sponsored by Blue Sky Studios.


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Audience Award for DOCUMENTARY FEATURE