The Woodstock Film Festival, in collaboration with Upstate Films: Woodstock, present a special screening of LEAVE NO TRACE Directed by Debra Granik. Courtesy of Bleecker Street.

Announcing the Woodstock Film Festival’s Summer Youth Film Lab, July 9 - 27 2018, to be held at the Center for Creative Education in mid-town Kingston, NY.
The Film Lab is an opportunity for teenage students to learn about the filmmaking process from film industry professionals. Over the span of the three-week program, students will learn about each phase of the production process; conceptualizing, writing, filming and editing original projects. Students will work in small groups with a dedicated instructor. Field trips and presentations by mentors working in the field will increase students understanding of the film industry and culture. Films produced at the Lab will be shown this fall at the 19th annual Woodstock Film Festival. We are looking for students 16-18 years old with an interest in filmmaking. This program is absolutely FREE for students.

The Summer Youth Film Lab was made possible with support from an anonymous donor.

To sign up, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/77R8rzka1qTMKsWI2. Space is limited.


Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate the culinary diversity and delicacies that the region has to offer. Over  20 restaurants and hosts participated including A&P BarBread Alone, CalmbuchaColonyCatskill Mountain PizzaThe Green Palate, Lenny Bee ProductionsLittle Apple, Mountain Gate Indian RestaurantNancy's Artisanal CreameryOriole 9Reservoir InnSanta FeShindigSilviaSunflower CafeT Salon, Veltins Woodstock MeatsWoodstock Pizza TheaterWoodstock Wine & Liquors, and Yum Yum Noodle Bar. Proceeds supported the Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission and their continued efforts to create regional cultural and economic development.

Voting results follow.  
Best Overall: Colony (by 1 vote)
Best Main Course: Woodstock Meats
Best Appetizer: Silvia
Best Side Dish: A&P bar
Best Dessert: Nancy's of Woodstock Artisanal Creamery
Best Beverage: Woodstock Wine & Liquors



Founded in 2000 as a grassroots arts organization driven by the sheer love of film and community, the Woodstock Film Festival has grown into one of the premiere independent film festivals in the US, bringing together thousands of filmmakers and film lovers over the years. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promotes artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity, the Woodstock Festival showcases passionate, creative and thought-provoking work by some of today's most promising and accomplished independent filmmakers from all over the world. This comprehensive programming could not happen without the support of grants, state and family foundations, corporate sponsorship, and individual giving. We are currently gearing up for our 19th edition in the fall of 2018, with our eyes set on the fall of 2019 as well, when we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Woodstock Film Festival. 2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Festival, as well as the 100th anniversary of Woodstock as America’s oldest colony of the arts.

Films, panels, parties and the Maverick Awards Ceremony during the Woodstock Film Festival generate large, enthusiastic audiences, news headlines, social media exposure, and a gamut of other promotional opportunities for all of our supporters Our success is linked to your generous support. Here is your chance to be a part of what actor Paul Rudd calls "a great festival... what a film festival should be, which is really independent films and showcasing the work of filmmakers you might not know about;” and what Ethan Hawke describes as “a festival that isn't trying to sell you anything, but simply and beautifully celebrating the art & craft of filmmaking."  

Woodstock Film Festival sponsorship, corporate giving and individual donations come in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

For more details and a list of participants over the years, visit ABOUT US.

To make a tax deductible contribution to support the Woodstock Film Festival, CLICK HERE.

To advertise with us for our 2018 edition, CLICK HERE.

To purchase a full festival pass for the 2018 festival, CLICK HERE.

To contribute to film center renovations please visit FILM CENTER CAPITAL CAMPAIGN.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. 


We are always looking for additional interns and volunteers during the festival season.

Internships offer students the opportunity to get hands on experience with all the necessary components of running a festival from press and marketing to operations and production. We are currently looking for interns in all departments for the time leading up to the festival.



We are currently searching for interns in ALL departments, including but not limited to Operations, Press, Public Relations, Administrative, and Production. General experience includes database management, film submissions screening evaluations, fundraising, press and marketing, community outreach, production coordination, event planning, equipment optimizing/organization, editing and more. The internship will be custom tailored depending on the intern’s individual experience and skills. 

Do not miss this opportunity to work with industry professionals in a fun, fast-paced festival environment! 

Read comments from former interns here, and apply today at this link.



To purchase Woodstock Film Festival posters, T-shirts, caps and other souvenirs, visit the Woodstock Film Festival box office at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock or online at woodstockfilmfestival.com/wff_store/souvenirs.php



Without our wonderful sponsors, we would never be able to carry on. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a 2018 sponsor, email sponsor@woodstockfilmfestival.com or give us a call at 845.679.4265.