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AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS CLOSE OUT  
WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL'S 17th ANNUAL CELEBRATION

The Fiercely Independent Festival Concludes with Audience Favorites

WOODSTOCK, NY--(October 17, 2016) - The 17th annual fiercely independent Woodstock Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday with a screening of Woodstock: A Love Poem by Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Leon Gast. Tallies from more than 120 narrative, documentary, short and animated films were calculated at the film center late Sunday night to determine the AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS. Ten thousand movie buffs, film industry members and filmmakers from around the world attended films, panels, and special events in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Kingston and Saugerties over the last three days, traversing everything from road blocks to drum circles to get to their screenings and fill the ballot baskets! 

Festival attendees this year included David Linde, Alejandro Inarritu, Alec Baldwin, Amy Lee, Michael Mailer, Ben Foster, Oren Moverman, Amber Tamblyn, Karen Allen, Michael Christofer, Katherine Hardwicke, Angela McCluskey, Paul Cantelon, Lori Singer and many more! 


Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature:

 

 

Junction 48

directed by Udi aloni

 

 

 


Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature:

marATHON: THE PATRIOTS DAY BOMBING


Directed bY RICKI STERN AND ANNIE SUNDBERG 


The 18th annual Woodstock Film Festival will take place next fall in October 2017! Mark your calendars and look forward to joining WFF for yet another year of celebrating fiercely independent filmmaking. Keep up to date with everything WFF through our official website, signing up for our monthly newsletters and following the festival's latest news on social media. See you next autumn!

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