Deborah Medenbach, Press Director, Woodstock Film Festival,
(845) 679-4265, firstname.lastname@example.org, woodstockfilmfestival.com
WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL’S COMPETITIONS AND PREMIERES ANNOUNCED
WOODSTOCK (Sept. 27, 2016) -- Top independent films from around the world will compete in a dozen categories at the 17th annual Woodstock Film Festival, weighed by a jury of industry professionals to analyze and present awards to the outstanding narratives, documentaries and shorts submissions.
The festival also highlights this year’s World, North American and U.S. Premieres to give American audiences a first glimpse at provocative documentaries and insightful narratives that have chosen Woodstock as their place to debut.
Join us at the Maverick Awards Gala on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY, where the jurors will announce the winners before an audience of 500+ filmmakers, industry professionals and guests in attendance.
Listed below are the Official Selections competing in various categories and each competition's jurors.
Official Jury 2016 include:
Gigantic Pictures Feature Narrative: William Horberg, Mary Stuart Masterson, Jonathan Gray
Feature Documentary: Roger Ross Williams, Julie Goldman, Nancy Abraham
Gigantic Pictures Short Narratives: Lucas Joaquin, Logan Hill, Isil Bagdadi
Films We Like Short Documentary: Cynthia Kane, Diana Holtzberg, Gene Fischer
Ultra Indie: Alicia Van Couverings, Joe Amodei, Janet Grillo
The James Lyons Award for Editing Narrative: Sabine Hoffman, Barbara Pokras, ACE, Gary Levy, ACE
The James Lyons Award for Editing Documentary: Sabine Hoffman, Carla Gutierrez, Mako Kamitsuna
Animation: Joy Buran, Noelle Melody, Peter Ahern
World Cinema: Wendy Lidell, Claude dal Farra, Lori Singer
The Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography: Ellen Kuras
Tangerine Juice Award for Best Female Director: Amy Hobby, Anne Hubbell
Films in competition are:
Carpe Diem Andretta Award: Year by the Sea
We welcome your coverage of these films and are happy to provide photos and arrange interviews as needed. For screening times, locations and tickets, go to www.woodstockfilmfestival.com.
For press credentials for working media, go to the Woodstock Film Festival Media Accreditation Form.
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. 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 17th Woodstock Film Festival returns October 13-16, 2016 with an extraordinary lineup of fiercely independent films, panels and special events in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale and Saugerties.
Sponsored by: Markertek, 120dbFilms, Gigantic Pictures, Ketel One, Gray Krauss, Stratford, Sandler, DeRochers LLP, Heineken, BMI, SAGIndie, Black Magic Design, Films We Like, Miller Howard Investments, Technicolor and Panavision.