What? Woodstock Museum 19th Annual FREE Film Festival
Where? Woodstock Museum, 13 Charles Bach Road, Saugerties, NY 12477
When? Labor Day Week, August 30 - September 2, 2019
What’s the deal? You can attend FREE screenings & workshops.
What to expect: This year’s theme is “IMPORTANT".
View and critique independent films. Meet the filmmakers.
Winners will be announced approximately three weeks before the event.

This year’s theme is “IMPORTANT". Attend FREE screenings & workshops. Entries and spectators come from all over the world. View and critique independent films. Meet the filmmakers. Enjoy live music and wholesome food. This website also provides direct links for tourists needing overnight accommodations.

"Woodstock is the most famous small town in the world." Our mission is to encourage and increase public awareness of Woodstock by providing information to the general public through cultural events, displays of artifacts, outreach programs, communication media events and personal experiences, and to contribute, as an international attraction, to the cultural life and prosperity of our region; and to engage in all lawful activities in pursuit of the foregoing purposes.

Entries must be in English or subtitled. Add a brief description, supporting material and a stamped, self addressed envelope if you wish to have your entry returned to you. All genres accepted. We do not show films downloaded from the internet. Final acceptance is based on mailing a DVD or blue ray disk to:
Woodstock Museum
P.O. Box 73
Woodstock, New York 12498-0073

Overall Rating
  • Sally Sherwood

    I really appreciate the Woodstock Museum Film Festival's vision of sharing only films that have purpose for making the world a better place. They understand the power of art and use that power for good. I felt honored to be a part of their festival.

    September 2018
    Woodstock museum
    Response from festival:

    We were honored to show your work. Film is a powerful way to EDUTAIN. Thank you for this very positive review.J

  • Jessica Vecchione

    Love, love, love this festival. Thanks Nathan for a great screening experience. What a wonderful and comfortable venue. Audience was great too!

    September 2018
    Woodstock museum
    Response from festival:

    So lad you enjoyed the Woodstock Museum experience. We are looking forward to more truly inspired, very relevant works from you. Please keep us informed...

  • Anthony DiFranco

    This turned out to be a charming festival, attended by a memorable group of savvy, on-the-level humanists. The rustic setting and very laid-back style added to the experience for me, and so did the resident contemplative, a sensitive soul named Paul. A very good venue for my movie with its hopeful sensibility. Thumbs up.

    December 2017
    Woodstock museum
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for such a nice review. Welcome anytime. There is a need for down to earth film festivals that truly enjoy serving the needs for discerning audiences.

  • Martin Vavra

    I am very thankful for the Woodstock Museum Film Festival. I was unable to attend, but they were really great to communicate with and very encouraging folks. I think everyone should be submitting to this Festival. Their courtesy and appreciation for film was definitely felt all the way in Oregon.

    September 2016