Hailed as "A True American Maverick Among Fests" and named among the top 50 film festivals worldwide, the Woodstock Film Festival premieres exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round. Events generate large, enthusiastic audiences, news headlines, social media exposure and a gamut of other promotional opportunities.

At the Woodstock Film Festival, participants and visitors find themselves in a friendly, casual environment, one that is conducive to creativity, networking and a good time, surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. In addition to drawing sold-out audiences from the 20 million people who live within a two-hour drive, the festival has attracted visitors from all parts of the country and the world.

Festival mainstays include industry executives, television anchors, network and cable executives, magazine and newspaper editors, record label executives, writers, painters, models, entertainment lawyers, producers, critics and publishers.

The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501c3 with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity. The 20th Woodstock Film Festival returns October 2-6, 2019 with an extraordinary lineup of fiercely independent films, panels and special events in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale and Saugerties.


Karen Allen
Darren Aronofsky
Kevin Bacon
Alec Baldwin
Ellen Barkin
Signe Baumane
Elmer Bernstein
David Bromberg
Eamonn Bowles
Bob Berney
Bruce Beresford
Joe Berlinger
Elmer Bernstein
Les Blank
Peter Bogdanovich
Benjamin Bratt
Steve Buscemi
Paul Cantelon
Jennifer Connelly
Courteney Cox
Michael Cristofer
Paul Dano
Daniel Day-Lewis
Jonathan Demme
Matt Dillon
Vincent D'Onofrio
Olympia Dukakis
Griffin Dunne
Mark Duplass
Jay Duplass
Steve Earle
Giancarlo Esposito
Susie Essman

Edie Falco
Vera Farmiga
America Ferrera
Larry Fessenden
Bela Fleck
Ben Foster
Cary Fukunaga
Liz Garbus
Peter Gabriel
Andy Garcia
Leon Gast
Alex Gibney
Debra Granik
Shep Gordon
Jonathan Gray
Adrian Grenier
Bruce Greenwood
Arlo Guthrie
Marcia Gay Harden
Catherine Hardwicke
Woody Harrelson
Ethan Hawke
Todd Haynes
Gill Holland
Ted Hope
Timothy Hutton
Alejandro G. Inarritu
Jim Jarmusch
Tony Kaye
Sally Kirkland
Jason Kliot

Barbara Kopple
Ray Kurzweil
Tony Kushner
Ang Lee
Melissa Leo
David Linde
Richard Linklater
Laura Linney
Jeff Lipsky
Lucy Liu
Albert Maysles
Ron Mann
Hugh Masekela
Angela McCluskey
Rebecca Miller
Brett Morgen
Oren Moverman
Mira Nair
Tim Blake Nelson
Ron Nyswaner
D.A. Pennebaker
Rosie Perez
Pinetop Perkins
Lydia Dean Pilcher
Bill Plympton
Parker Posey
Natalie Portman
Bill Pullman
Aidan Quinn
Tom Quinn
Bingham Ray
Norman Reedus
Keanu Reeves
Tim Robbins

Sam Rockwell
Sonny Rollins
Paul Rudd
Mark Ruffalo
Peter Saraf
Ted Sarandos
Nancy Savoca
James Schamus
Liev Schreiber
David Schwimmer
Annabella Sciorra
Seann William Scott Jonathan Sehring
Susan Seidelman
Pauly Shore
Lori Singer
John Sloss
Kevin Smith
Morgan Spurlock
Fisher Stevens
David Strathairn
Lemore Syvan
Amber Tamblyn
Lili Taylor
Uma Thurman
Stanley Tucci
Christine Vachon
Robert Vaughn
Paul Wesley
Haskell Wexler
Jedd Wider
Todd Wider
and many more