Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush
Come and join the Woodstock Film Festival on Tuesday May 7 at Soho House in NYC for a screening of the engaging and riveting film, A Place at the Table. Hosted by Stephen Hays of 120db Films. Filmmakers Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson will be there for a Q&A following the film. A reception including complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will follow the screening.
A Place at the Table is an engrossing new film that examines the paradox of hunger
in the wealthiest nation on earth. Directors Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson take
audiences on a riveting journey into the lives of three of the 50 Million Americans
who don't know where their next meal is coming from; Barbie, a Philadelphia mother
trying to pull herself out of poverty and provide a better life for her young children;
Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader whose family depends on charity food; and Tremonica, a
Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely
empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
A Place at the Table will change forever how you think about democracy, and show how we can end hunger quickly and effectively in America, forever.
All proceeds support the Woodstock Film Film Festival & New York City Coalition
Against Hunger and their Farm Fresh Initiative.
To order tickets, CLICK HERE!
Taste of Woodstock- May 22
The Woodstock Film Festival is hosting the first annual Taste of Woodstock this and the list of participants just keeps on growing. Recently added were Joshua's Cafe, Bread Alone, The Creekside Grille, Little Apple, New Home World Cooking and Maria's Bazaar.
You will get the chance to taste some great selections from local Woodstock and Saugerties establishments and have a great time walking around the center of Woodstock. WDST will bring the music for your entertainment as you enjoy an evening's stroll around town.
Restaurants currently committed to participating in Taste of Woodstock include: Bistro-to-Go, Bread Alone, Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Corner Cupboard, The Creekside Grille, Cucina; Garden Cafe on the Green, Joshua's Cafe, Landau Grill, Little Apple, Maria's Bazaar, Mountain Gate Indian Restaurant, New World Home Cooking Co., Oriole 9, Peace, Love & Cupcakes, The Red Onion, Sunfrost Farms, Yum Yum Noodle Bar and Woodstock Wine and Liquors.
Tickets are $50 if you purchase before May 10; $70 after and $80 the day of the event.
Continuing its tradition of film and education, the Woodstock Film Festival, in collaboration with BCDF Pictures, is launching an educational series titled DEVELOPING YOUR FILM. The series will offer group MEET UPS for East Coast Screenwriters, Directors and Producers at BCDF Pictures Studio in Kerhonkson, NY. Participants in the MEET UPS will discuss, explore and learn new ways by which to bring film projects successfully into today's market.
The Series will run July 13 and 20 from 10am-6pm. MEET UPS will be free of charge and consist of a combination of up to 20 total screenwriters, directors and producers. Each session will be led by top industry professionals or keynote speaker who will work with the emerging and established participants towards the goal of crafting new strategies for developing and producing independent films as well as creating new creative relationships for future projects.
To apply please fill out at an application HERE.
Each participant must have completed at least one full length produced project.
On Friday May 10th, at 7 pm, please join the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum as three time WFF alum and part time Woodstock resident Barbara Hammer talks, performs, and presents slides and film clips from her inspiring and captivating bodies of work. Hammer, has earned the title as a pioneer of queer cinema and internationally celebrated artist and feminist. Barbara Hammer produced the earliest avant-garde films that openly depict lesbian life and sexuality and her work influences audiences around the world as she continues to experiment in the area of American cinema. Tickets are $7.00 for WAAM members and $12.00 for non- members.
The WFF Spring Sale is still going on. WFF 2013 Full Festival Passes are now on sale for $650, that's a savings of $100! You can also get 2012 WFF T-shirts and prior year posters at discounted prices as well.
To purchase Full Festival passes click HERE.
To Visit the Woodstock Film Festival On Line Store click HERE or visit us in person at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock. Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.
Hurry the sale ends May 15.
Epic- May 24
WFF Animation Sponsor Blue Sky Studios is set to release their latest feature film, Epic by director Chris Wedge who participated as a juror of the WFF Animation Competition.
Epic will be released May 24 and tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world… and ours. -Courtesy Blue Sky Studios
The film will be released in both 2-D and 3-D.
Norman- May 7
2010 WFF Official Selection Norman makes its way to DVD and internet and cable VOD this spring. Catch the festival hit if you missed it at WFF.
Norman is a remarkable young man. With his mother dead and his father seriously ill but refusing treatment, Norman must take it upon himself to make life bearable.
Struggling with his own teenage angst and pressures, Norman is catapulted into a lie that affects others' perceptions of him and changes the way he views himself. Dan Byrd as Norman beautifully captures the struggles of the character, while retaining his idiosyncrasies and sense of humor that prevail throughout. (Jacob Brades)
Starlet- May 7
Starlet was a 2012 WFF Official Selection directed by two time festival alum Sean Baker. Now the controversial film makes its way to DVD and Bluray. Get it at Amazon.
Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old Jane (Dree Hemingway) and 85 year-old Sadie (Besedka Johnson), two women whose worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates, Melissa and Mikey, while taking care of her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, an elderly widow, passes her days alone tending to her flower garden.
After a confrontation between the two women at Sadie's yard sale, Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie's past. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to solve her dilemma and secrets emerge as their relationship grows.
Natalie Merchant in Concert at Bard
Natalie Merchant in Concert
Hudson Valley resident Natalie Merchant will be performing a benefit concert at Bard College later this Spring. The concert titled Shelter: A Concert Event to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence in the
Hudson Valley will feature other local artists: Amy Helm, Simi Stone and
Elizabeth Mitchell as well as Tibetan singer songwriter Yungchen Lhamo, along with the Kalmia String Quartet. Proceeds from the event will benefit two Hudson Valley Women's Shelters: the Washbourne House of Ulster County and Grace Smith House of Dutchess County.
For more information on the event please visit www.shelterconcert.com.
Woodstock Icon Richie Havens in Memoriam
Folk singer and Woodstock ’69 icon, Richie Havens, has passed at the age of 72. Havens,
who died of a heart attack in his home in Jersey City, left his mark on Woodstock when
he opened the festival in 1969. Havens did something spectacular that night,
as he improvised the encore of his set, which later became known as “Freedom.” The
release of the Woodstock movie earned Havens a worldwide audience. Richie Havens
devoted his time to educating the youth about ecological issues and co-founded the
Northwind Undersea Institute in the mid 70’s. Havens will be deeply missed, but
never forgotten as one of the most iconic performances at the Woodstock Festival of 1969.
The Woodstock Film Festival passes on its condolences to the entire Havens family including his daughter Rachel Marco-Havens who still resides in Woodstock.
Paul Green's Rock Academy
The Paul Green Rock Academy is a performance based, interactive music school, based on a method honed over the past 17 years. The teachers are all real working rock musicians, and as such are able to relate to the students in a very direct way, offering valuable advice and guidance in the field. For more information check out their website.
Mohonk in bloom
Flowers are blooming across the Hudson Valley almost as rapidly as film productions.
Five feature films are ready to start rolling in four counties (Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Greene) and five short films just wrapped with about ten more on their tail.
If you are a Hudson Valley resident who works in the film trade, make sure to send your resume to the film office to take advantage of the current workload.
For more info, visit HVFC or chack us out on Facebook
The Woodstock Film Festival would like to welcome AJA Video Systems back on board as a 2013 Sponsor!
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and desktop solutions for professional broadcast and post-production. Based in Grass Valley, CA, the company has always possessed a vision and passion for leveraging its engineering expertise to set the pace for innovation in digital video technology. Introducing groundbreaking tools such as: converters to bridge varying formats, video capture and playback cards to flexibly connect software with a range of hardware, I/O products to support the latest interfaces and portable recording devices to facilitate new workflow paradigms in television and film, AJA has helped to evolve the market for professional desktop video production.
For details, visit AJA Video Systems
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The Woodstock Film Festival's Call for Entries Regular Deadline is only a month away! Hurry over to woodstockfilmfestival.com by June 7 and get your film in before it's too late. Submit your feature, short, music video or teen film for consideration for the 14th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. WFF 2013 arrives October 2-6. You can also submit through Withoutabox.com. It’s shaping up to be our best year yet and we want you to be a part of it.
Honoring unique vision and artistic quality, WFF's COMPETITIVE Maverick Awards are presented for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Animation. Cash, prizes and/or services valued at well over $50,000 are given out. Audience Awards are presented for Best Feature and Best Documentary. (See 2012 Award winners)
*Over the past three years, WFF has selected three Oscar nominees for best short.
Two of the films (Curfew & God of Love) won WFF and Oscar.
In 2012, two WFF short docs were also nominated for Oscar.