17th annual Woodstock film festival

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(Woodstock, NY) August 22, 2016 UPDATE:

The Woodstock Film Festival announced today that two time Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman, Biutiful, Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros) will present the honorary Trailblazer Award to leading media executive David Linde, who was chosen for his visionary and tireless commitment to nurturing and furthering the highest quality of film and filmmakers, such as Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Ang Lee, Roman Polanski, Zhang Yimou, Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón.

The Woodstock Film Festival’s Trailblazer Award is given to a leader in the film and media arts industry who has carved innovative paths in the business, establishing independent vision, affecting social change, and creating strong and widespread appreciation of quality, substantive filmmaking. The Trailblazer Award will be presented to David Linde on Saturday, October 15, at the Woodstock Film Festival’s Maverick Awards Ceremony at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. For additional info, see the Trailblazer Release at https://wffpress.squarespace.com/trailblazeraward

Hailed as "A true American Maverick Among Fests" and named among the top 50 film festivals world wide, 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 Woodstock Film Festival returns October 13-16, 2016 for its 17th edition with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale and Saugerties.