2014 HONORARY MAVERICK AWARD RECIPIENT
Acclaimed director, Darren Aronofsky was presented the honorary Maverick Award by Jennifer Connelly and Natalie Portman.
Academy Award® nominated director Darren Aronofsky’s first feature, the surrealist psychological thriller Pi, earned him the Directing Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Gotham Open Palm Award.
He followed with Requiem For A Dream starring Jennifer Connelly, which was named to over 150 Top Ten lists, The Fountain, a science-fiction romance starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, and The Wrestler, which garnered Academy Award® nominations for stars Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei. Aronofsky followed with Black Swan, which won Natalie Portman the Academy Award® for Best Actress and received four other nominations, including one for Best Picture. His most recent film Noah, starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim and box office success.
Aronosfky was presented with a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller.
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2014 FIERCELY INDEPENDENT AWARD
Indie Actor and Director Mark Duplass was honored with the inaugural Fiercely Independent Award Duplass is known, among other films, The Puffy Chair, Hannah Takes the Stairs as well as a role on the hit series The League.
Tom Quinn, co-president of Radius-TWC, presented the award.
Duplass was presented with a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller.
GIGANTIC PICTURES FEATURE NARRATIVE AWARD
MAVERICK DOCUMENTARY AWARD
HASKELL WEXLER AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sponsored by Panavision NY
A statement on behalf of Wexler reminded the audience, "This award is based on what I consider true cinematography, not just on the traditional photographic dexterity. He has that. Michael Lavelle's work on Patrick's Day shows a profound understanding of the story and his ability to employ DP skills such as framing, focus, lighting, and camera movement is subtle, in un-selfconscious ways to subliminally involve the viewer."
ULTRA INDIE AWARD
Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP
The inaugural Woodstock Film Festival Ultra Indie award is presented to an outstanding film with a budget of less than $200K. The films nominated raise the art of low budget filmmaking to a higher level and we are proud to partner with Gray, Krauss, Stratford, Sandler, Des Rochers LLP to reward the best of these ultra low budget selections from the 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival.
James Lyons Editing Award for NARRATIVE FEATURE
James Lyons Editing Award for DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
TANGERINE ENTERTAINMENT JUICE AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE FEATURE DIRECTOR
The Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund is a donation-based initiative focused on changing the landscape for women filmmakers. In keeping with Tangerine's commitment to outreach, the Juice Fund provides an opportunity for community involvement in directly supporting women directors and outlets for their films.
The Juice Fund is created and sustained entirely by individuals and companies wishing to help increase the number of women feature film directors and the frequency with which they work. The Juice Fund will be used to instigate concrete change in three ways; rewarding, mentoring, and building community.
Diane Seligman Award for BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
Diane Seligman Award for BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Diane Seligman Award for BEST STUDENT SHORT