For full details, and to purchase an ad, CLICK HERE

This year's commemorative program, celebrating Woodstock Film Festival's 19th year (October 10-14), is offering a limited number of ads (due August 24) on pages dedicated to host towns, including Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Saugerties and Kingston. We also offer ads for non-local businesses, digital ads in our eNewsletter (13,000+ readers) which remain online, and on-screen ads that play before film showings. 

For more information, click here


The Woodstock Film Festival and WacBiz are pleased to announce a special co-presentation of the documentary Finding Oscar on September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm held at the Rosendale Theatre Collective.

The screening will be immediately followed by a panel featuring producer and attorney Scott Greathead, the film’s subject Óscar Ramirez Castañeda, and forensic anthropologist Fredy Peccerelli, moderated by Woodstock Film Festival Executive Director and Co-Founder Meira Blaustein

Finding Oscar tells the incredible story of the 15-year search for a 3-year-old boy who survived the infamous Dos Erres Massacre in Guatemala in 1982.  Set against the background of Guatemala’s 36-year Armed Conflict, the film features three courageous Guatemalan women – a human rights activist, a young prosecutor and Guatemala’s Attorney General – who unraveled the mystery of what happened at Dos Erres and brought to justice the perpetrators of one of Central America’s worst crimes against humanity.

Get your tickets today before this event sells out.


The Woodstock Film Festival’s Summer Youth Film Lab, held at the Center for Creative Education in Kingston, NY, started on July 9th and concluded July 27th. 

The Film Lab presents an opportunity for teenage students to learn about the filmmaking process from film industry professionals. Over the span of the three-week program, students learned about each phase of the production process; conceptualizing, writing, filming and editing original projects. Students collaborated in small groups with a dedicated instructor, and their films produced at the Lab will be shown this fall at the 19th Annual Woodstock Film Festival

The Summer Youth Film Lab was made possible with support from an anonymous donor. The program was conceived and administered by Woodstock Film Festival’s executive director Meira Blaustein.


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. 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. 

volunteer WITH US!

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

Be a part of our Fiercely Independent team of volunteers for the 19th annual Woodstock Film Festival.

We are always looking for additional volunteers during the festival season. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the festival, and operations would not run smoothly without our dedicated team of volunteers. Click here to apply.


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

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 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. 

Read comments from former interns here, and click here to apply.



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



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.