Spotlight On Women


The Woodstock Film Festival’s Spotlight on Women in Film & Media initiative highlights exciting new works by some of today’s most talented, established and up-and-coming female directors. The aim is to feature the works of female directors and empower women of all ages who want to work in film and media to follow their dreams and carve their path in an industry that is still dominated by men. Every year the festival ensures that women directors have a platform that allows them to share their films and voices.

There are 23 female-directed feature length films in the 2019 program, including Julia Kots’ Inez & Doug & Kira, Elizabeth Carrol’s Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy, Jennifer Trainer’s Museum Town, Rebecca Miller’s Personal Velocity, and HONEYBOY by Alma Ha’rel, among others.

"It is an honor to support and celebrate the achievements of women filmmakers at the Woodstock Film Festival every year. Our Spotlight on Women in Film and Media brings these inspirational women to center-stage, not only highlighting their exceptional work, but also providing an inspiration to those who are not yet as accomplished so they too will follow their dreams."

— Meira Blaustein, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Woodstock Film Festival