What? Woodstock Museum 21st Annual FREE Film Festival
Where? Woodstock Museum, 13 Charles Bach Road, Saugerties, NY 12477
When? Labor Day Week, Sept. 4 - Sept. 7 2020
What’s the deal? You can attend FREE screenings & workshops.
What to expect: This year’s theme is “FURTHER".
View and critique independent films. Meet the filmmakers.
Winners will be announced approximately three weeks before the event.

"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 and supporting material.; All genres accepted. We do not show films downloaded from the internet. Final acceptance is based on mailing a DVD, blue ray disk, or Mac format flash drive, to:
Woodstock Museum
P.O. Box 73
Woodstock, New York 12498-0073

Overall Rating
  • Marilyn Gordon

    Although we couldn't make it cause we thought Hurricane Dorian was going to hit florida....I am so honored to be part of this amazing film festival which this years topic was important and since the film is about Alzheimer's caregivers we are really pleased to have the acknowledgment from the Amazing Shelli Lipton the festival director who was so unbelievable through the process of being accepted up until the festival date. WE LOVE U MS. SHELLI

    September 2019
  • this is a charming boutique festival. it's not a big festival, but i made great connections with some superb filmmakers with unique visions—including one from japan! the atmosphere was friendly, intimate, and fun. there was a great variety in the screenings, and there were filmmakers there for Q&A in every session. the audience was very engaged, asking good questions and adding their own valuable insights.

    September 2019
  • 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
    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
    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
    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.