13th Annual Woodstock Film Festival Wednesday October 10 through
Sunday October 14
Woodstock, NY (Sept. 19, 2012) —The 13th Annual fiercely independent Woodstock Film Festival, kicking off Wed. Oct. 10 through Sun. Oct. 14, is unveiling its 2012 line-up of nearly 130 exciting films, panels, performances and special events. Screenings and events will take place in the historic arts colony of Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Saugerties and Kingston, in the Hudson Valley Catskills, just two hours from NYC.
“We’ll be screening some of this year’s best independent films,” said Meira Blaustein WFF executive director and co-Founder. “The line-up features a diverse slate of today’s most outstanding amd bold voices in filmmaking. We can’t wait to share that with our audiences this October.“
Since its inception in 2000, WFF has firmly established itself as one of the foremost regional independent film festivals, being named by Indiewire as one of the top 50 festivals in the world. This year there was no shortage of fantastic submissions. With nearly 2000 entries spanning the globe, from countries including Russia, Greece, Peru, Iran, Italy, Singapore, Mexico, UK, Greenland, Iceland, Monaco, India, Switzerland, Egypt, Denmark as well as across the United States, veteran, first-time and student filmmakers submitted their work for consideration.
Festival highlights include the opening night film, “DEAR GOVERNOR CUOMO…” directed by Jon Bowermaster, the closing night film CASTING BY, directed by Tom Donahue, centerpiece film THE SESSIONS, directed by Ben Lewin. As well as special screenings of DINNER AT THE NO-GO’S, directed by Marco Antonio Orsini; ONE TRACK HEART: THE STORY OF KRISHNA DAS, directed by Jeremy Frindel; QUARTET, directed by Dustin Hoffman; and VAMPS, directed by Amy Heckerling. The MAVERICK AWARD HONOREE will be director JONATHAN DEMME (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, The Agronomist, Stop Making Sense).