The Woodstock Film Festival is an educational not-for-profit, 501 (C)(3) organization 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.
Each year film and music lovers from around the world gather at the Woodstock Film Festival for an innovative variety of films, first-class concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels, an awards ceremony, and fantastic parties.
Esteemed members of the film world who have participated include Kevin Bacon, Bruce Beresford, Elmer Bernstein, Bob Berney, Les Blank, Benjamin Bratt, Steve Buscemi, Matt Dillon, Vincent D'Onofrio, Griffin Dunne, Olympia Dukakis, Edie Falco, Larry Fessenden, Peter Gabriel, Leon Gast, Marcia Gay Harden, Tess Harper, Woody Harrelson, Ethan Hawke, Todd Haynes, Dan Hedaya, Ted Hope, Timothy Hutton, Barbara Kopple, Ellen Kuras, Melissa Leo, Daniel Day-Lewis, Laura Linney, Richard Linklater, Lucy Liu, Albert Maysles, Ismail Merchant, Rebecca Miller, Mira Nair, Tim Blake Nelson, Ron Nyswaner, Rosie Perez, D.A. Pennebaker, Parker Posey, Aidan Quinn, Bingham Ray, Keanu Reeves, Peter Riegert, Tim Robbins, Sam Rockwell, Peter Saraf, James Schamus, Liev Schreiber, David Schwimmer, Annabella Sciorra, Zachary Sklar, John Sloss, Kevin Smith, Fisher Stevens, David Strathairn, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Stanley Tucci, Christine Vachon, Haskell Wexler and thousands of emerging filmmakers.
At the Woodstock Film Festival, participants and visitors find themselves in a friendly, casual environment, one that is conducive to creativity, networking and a good time, surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. In addition to drawing sold-out audiences from the 20 million people who live within a two-hour drive, the festival has attracted visitors from all parts of the country and the world.