The Woodstock Film Festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promotes artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity. To make a tax deductible contribution to support the Woodstock Film Festival, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Founded in 2000, the Woodstock Film Festival premieres exceptional films; panels and performances; hosts emerging and established filmmakers from around the world and creates stimulating, innovative year-round events. This comprehensive programming could not happen without the support of foundation grants, sponsorships and private contributions.

Esteemed members of the film world who have participated include 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, Donovan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Olympia Dukakis, Griffin Dunne, Mark 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, Adran 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.

Staff members work tirelessly year round on big jobs and the bills are equally big. Our success is linked to your generous support. Here is your chance to help. Thank you in advance for your generosity. To make a tax deductible contribution to support the Woodstock Film Festival, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


We are currently seeking MATCHING FUNDS for a facilities grant that we hope to receive from NYSCA on January 1, 2018. Your support will help us achieve our goal.

Your Capital Campaign Contribution will help us hire local contractors to: 

  • Gut and renovate 2 office spaces & bathroom ($20k) 
  • Electric upgrades ($5k)
  • 5 new windows ($3k) *includes removal of old windows and new installation
  • Prep for and install spray foam insulation ($12k) *includes demo and new walls

In January 2011, the organization purchased property at 13 Rock City Road in the center of Woodstock. The iconic film legend Lee Marvin once worked as an apprentice plumber in the building formerly known as Heckeroth Plumbing, the  Over the years, countless improvements have been made to transform the property into a FILM CENTER.


THE FILM CENTER has been invaluable in making the film festival and the film commission more easily accessible to the community. In addition to providing administrative offices and a souvenir / box office storefront, we now regularly hold meetings, workshops, casting calls, and more to advance film exhibition and production in the region.

The Hudson Valley Film Commission, which also calls THE FILM CENTER home, creates sustainable economic development by attracting, supporting and promoting local film, video and media production in the Hudson Valley - Catskills.

Thanks to generous contributors, we have accomplished many of our goals. 

  •  Damaged roof was fixed and shingles were replaced.
  •  A dingy old storeroom was transformed into a beautiful conference room and office.
  • Former attached garage was transformed into an employee entrance and office space that doubles as a small screening room.
  • Electric and plumbing were brought up to code.
  • Hardwood floors were refinished and interior walls painted.
  • A french drain was put in to stop water damage.
  • The exterior porch was transformed into a fully functional, multi purpose room.
  • Heating units were replaced.
  • And more...