SAVE THE DATES AND JOIN US October 10-14, 2018

We are open for 2018 submissions


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. 



On Saturday, October 14, the 18th annual Woodstock Film Festival Maverick Awards Ceremony took place at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. The venue was packed with filmmakers, film industry members, community leaders, and audience members attended the event held in the heart of Kingston’s Uptown Historic District.

Awards were presented to exceptional films and honorees in numerous categories.

Woodstock Film Festival Jukebox

Click here to listen to the 2017 playlist

This is a showcase for compositions from films that was shown at the 2017 Woodstock Film Festival.




The Woodstock Film Festival is proud to unveil the 2017 poster for the festival's 18th year. This year's poster was designed by Naomi Schmidt from a concept by Alison Grant. To purchase your 2017 poster, T-shirts, caps and other souvenirs, visit the Woodstock Film Festival box office at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock or online at



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 or give us a call at 845.679.4265.