The WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL which will celebrate its Tenth Anniversary Sept 30 - Oct 4 is now accepting entries for 2009. 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 are given out in each category (to see 2008 details and jurors visiWoodstock Film Festival - Hudson Valley Film Commission[/url]) . Audience Awards are presented for Best Feature and Best Documentary. Award sponsors have included The Lee Marvin Estate (Best Feature), The James Lyons Estate (Best Editing), Panavision (Haskell Wexler Cinematographer Award), Lowel-Light, Apple Computers, Final Draft, Post Factory, A&E Indie Films, Docurama, Kodak, Markertek, Baseline, and others.
Early deadline May 25. Final deadline June 22. Entry fee range from $10 - $50.
Industry participants have included Steve Buscemi, Peter Saraf (Big Beach Films), Jonathan Sehring (IFC), Ted Sarandos (Netflix), Bob Berney (Picturehouse), Eamonn Bowles (Magnolia Pictures), Mark Urman (THINKFilm), Bingham Ray (Kimmel Entertainmen), James Schamus (Focus Features), Fisher Stevens (Greenstreet Productions), John Sloss (Cinetic Media), Ira Deutchman (Emerging Pictures), Ron Mann (Films We Like), John Pierson (Grainy Pictures), Christine Vachon (Killer Films), Ira Schreck, Mira Nair, Todd Haynes, Woody Harrelson, Tim Robbins, Marcia Gay Harden, Lili Taylor, D.A. Pennebaker, Albert Maysles, Barbara Kopple, Leon Gast, Liz Garbus, Brett Morgen, Thelma Adams, Robert Downey, Zachary Sklar, Daniel Day Lewis, Kevin Bacon, Ethan Hawke, Matt Dillon, Rosie Perez, Kevin Smith, Ang Lee, and many others.