18TH ANNUAL FIERCELY INDEPENDENT
WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2017 LINEUP
STARTING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
Honorary Maverick Award recipient announced
The honorary Maverick Award will be presented to iconic actor and producer Susan Sarandon. The honorary Maverick Award is presented annually to leaders in the film and media industries who demonstrate a fiercely independent and unparalleled artistic vision. Previous recipients include Darren Aronofsky, Richard Linklater, Jonathan Demme, Mira Nair, Barbara Kopple, Steve Buscemi and more.
EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED
Actor Bill Pullman will receive the 2017 Excellence in Acting Award on Saturday October 14 at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. Director Jared Moshe (THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN) will present Pullman with the award.
Honorary TRAILBLAZER Award recipient announced
Shep Gordon will receive the 2017 Trailblazer Award for his work in the independent film, music and culinary entertainment industries. Gordon founded one of the first independent film companies and film distributors Alive Pictures/Island Alive, and has represented musicians and celebrity chefs like Alice Cooper, Luther Vandross, Wolfgang Puck, Emril Lagasse, among many others.
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 woodstockfilmfestival.com/wff_store/souvenirs.php
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