WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER PART II
"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."
On Tuesday, September 19, the Woodstock Film Festival held its annual launch party at Libation in New York City, which was a big successs. Filmmakers and friends came together to mingle in celebration and anticipation of the 18th Annual Woodstock Film Festival.
A few of this year's attendees included filmmakers from Against All Odds, All Against the Sea, An Exquisite Task, Beauty Mark, Cee Cee and the Ex-Calibahhh, Cocked and Locked, Cold November, Crick and Holler, The Cycle, In Winter, The Light of the Moon, Modern Houses, My Name is Pedro, Outside Hearing In, Proxy, The Rape of Recey Taylor, Revengeance, and The Sounding.
A big thank you to our sponsors Ketel One Vodka and Heineken, and to our gracious host Libation and to our two wonderful photographers Laurie Feldman and John Mazlish (www.johnmazlishfineart.com).
The Woodstock Film Festival is pleased to announce the return of this year's Focus on Dutch Cinema, marking it the third year of this special category. Sponsored by the Netherlands Consulate and in collaboration with Bruce Weiss (Ironworks Productions), the Woodstock Film Festival has programmed three exceptional Dutch films to showcase the vast range Dutch cinema has to offer: The Chocolate Case, A Real Vermeer, and Waterboys. All filmmakers will be in attendance. Click here to read the full release.
This year's festival we are happy to showcase 20 feature narratives and documentaries that are making their East Coast debut. Many are represented from countries all around the world.
We are happy to have Joy + Noelle back as programmers of one of our most popular categories at the festival.
An Exquisite Task - Directed by Beck Underwood
Cee Cee and the Ex-Calibahhh - Directed by Joy Buran and Noelle Melody
Cop Dog - Directed by Bill Plympton
Delicatessen - Directed by Fenglin Chen
First Bloom - Directed by Tingting Liu
Hi Stranger - Directed by Kirsten Lepore
How to have a Romantic Date - Cartoon Box #4 - Directed by
In Winter - Directed by Joy Buran and Noelle Melody
KCLOC - Directed by Ninaad Kulkarni
Outside Hearing In - Directed by Dylan Reitz and Savannah Winchester
Pittari - Directed by Patrick Smith
Portlandia: Squirrels - Directed by Rob Shaw
The Realm of Deepest Knowing - Directed by SeungHee Kim
The Talk: True Stories About the Birds and the Bee - Directed by Alain Delannoy
Wednesday with Goddard - Directed by Nicolas Ménard
Stay up to date
Tune into Radio Woodstock - WDST to get the inside scoop on Woodstock. You will get all of the up to date interviews for the festival and also hear about what else is going on this weekend in Woodstock.
Get out of town
If you are in the mood for a little adventure outside of the Hudson Valley, head to Libation in New York City (where the Woodstock Film Festival just had its Launch Party) and take a visit to the swanky, sophisticated nightclub and bar.
Grab A bite to eat
The Hudson Valley is full of great places to eat and either dine in or out. Check out the following for a variety of great local cuisine:
- Bistro to Go
- Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go serves healthy take out food in the Hudson Valley. With the goal to satisfy and delight you by providing superior quality prepared foods and healthy take-out options which can either be enjoyed in our cozy cafe or at home - you are sure to find what you are looking for.
- Bread Alone
- Two locations in Rhinebeck and Woodstock for fresh baked bread and treats make it a meal or an afternoon snack.
- Catskill Mountain Pizza
- Locally owned and operated, Catskill Mountain Pizza' menu features items that are made fresh daily. Enjoy a slice of authentic New York Style pizza, dinner, a drink and relax either at the outside patio or in the new air conditioned bar and dining room.
- Deisings Bakery
- Deising's Bakery, Restaurant, and Catering Company has been a culinary cornerstone of the Hudson Valley, baking those memories since 1965. By providing generations of loyal customers with the most delectable baked goods and deliciously inspired cuisine from traditional American to German, Italian, and even Mexican flavors you cannot go wrong by making a visit here.
We are currently seeking matching funds for a facilities grant that we hope to receive from NYSCA on January 1, 2018. Your support will help us achieve our goal. We raised $23, 310 with a goal of $40,000. The Film Center is the hub of operations for the Woodstock Film Festival as well as the Hudson Valley Film Commission. The facility's improvements would be an asset to the overall operations of the festival and the film commission. We thank you in advance for your donations.
Your Capital Campaign Contribution will help us hire local contractors to:
- Gut and renovate 2 office spaces & bathroom ($20k)
- Electric upgrades ($5k)
- 5 new windows ($3k)
*includes removal of old windows and new installation
- Prep for and install spray foam insulation ($12k)
*includes demo and new walls after foam insualtion
For more information and to make a charitable donation, please visit our Capital Campaign page.
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Get the best of the fest with a Full Festival Pass which includes priority seating for screenings and panels, access to parties and the hospitality suite, a ticket to the award ceremony, and more! The Maverick Awards will take place on October 14 at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, New York. Tickets are currently available at Maverick Awards Tickets.
The box office is now open! Tickets start at $10. For more information on ticket prices, schedules, venues, and more please visit Woodstock Film Festival Ticket Info.