: WFF 2021 Lineup Announcement Next Week - @woodstockfilm


WFF 2021 Lineup Announcement Next Week 

 The 22nd Annual Woodstock Film Festival, happening Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2021, is right around the corner! 

The Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) announced today that it will return to using indoor venues in Woodstock, Kingston and Saugerties for its upcoming 22nd anniversary slated for September 30 - October 3, 2021. Tom Quinn, CEO and Founder of the groundbreaking film distribution company NEON, will be the recipient of the Woodstock Film Festival’s 2021 Honorary Trailblazer Award. The news comes at the heels of a period of restructuring for WFF, which added seven new members to its Board of Directors this year.

The upcoming fall film festival will be the first time WFF has used sit-in movie theaters in over a year after adopting a hybrid drive-in and online model for its 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to in-person screenings and events, the 2021 festival will also include an online program of shorts, feature-length films and live-streamed panels that can be watched from home. Passes for both programs are now available for purchase here.

Keeping pace with the Mid-Hudson Valley’s growth as an artistic hub, the 2021 Woodstock Film Festival will have a strong presence in several of the region’s major locales. Festival films will screen at the masterfully renovated Bearsville Center, including the Bearsville Theater and Utopia Studio, as well as at the newly independent Tinker Street Cinema and the historic Woodstock Playhouse. Returning to the festival fold after a brief hiatus is the Orpheum Theatre in Saugerties, now owned by longtime WFF friend Upstate Films. Panels featuring intimate conversations with actors and creatives will be hosted on the bucolic grounds of White Feather Farm. WFF’s signature Maverick Awards ceremony will be held at Ulster County Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston. Parties for attending filmmakers and industry members will occur at several soon-to-be-announced locations.

The official poster for the 22nd Annual Woodstock Film Festival was created by former WFF employee McKenna Wood. A graphic designer and artist based out of Highland, New York, Wood started as an intern in WFF’s operations department while completing her undergraduate studies at SUNY New Paltz. After graduating in May of 2020, she joined the Woodstock Film Festival team as the Volunteer & Hospitality Coordinator for the festival’s 21st anniversary. 

“The natural beauty of the Hudson Valley has inspired artists for generations,” said Wood. “I wanted to communicate through this poster the layers of connective tissue that link the region’s scenic landscapes to the people who use them as a basis for their own creative work.”


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