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And the winners of the 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival are…

And the winners of the 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival are…

On a picture perfect fall day two days before the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival awards ceremony, I sat down with Meira Blaustein, co-founder and Executive
Director of the Festival.

Meira Blaustein:
“It’s very easy to meet people here at the Festival; it’s casual, and friendly, yet high quality. One can have conversations with those who can potentially
buy your film, buy your next film, challenge your creativity and elevate your creativity and push the envelope. The goal of the Festival
is to bring together outstanding, thought-provoking, and passionate films. This year we have twenty-two world premieres. We have filmmakers from all over
the world. I’m proud we have a spotlight on women in film; eight narratives directed by women is unique — unfortunately it is unique but it is.
These women are smart, talented and strong, and their films are powerful. We have a lineup that dares to ask questions, and dares to be bold. It’s
important to put together a tapestry that is reflective of the current state of filmmaking and a reflection of the current state of what is happening in
film.”

The Woodstock Film Festival Award Winners

The Maverick Award for BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE: “Patrick’s Day,” directed by Terry McMahon

The Maverick Award for BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Red Lines,” directed by Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs.

The Maverick Award for BEST ANIMATION: My Kingdom,” directed by Debra Solomon

The Diane Seligman Award for BEST SHORT NARRATIVE: “Sunday,” directed by Iva Gocheva

The Diane Seligman Award for BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM: “So You’ve Grown Attached,”directed by Kate Tsang

The Diane Seligman Award for BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY: Our Course” (Nasza Klatwa), directed by Tomasz Sliwinski

The Haskell Wexler Award for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Patrick’s Day,” directed by Terry McMahon with
cinematography by Michael Lavelle

James Lyons Award for

BEST EDITING of a FEATURE NARRATIVE:

Patrick’s Day,” directed by Terry McMahon and edited by Emer Reynolds

James Lyons Award for BEST EDITING of a FEATURE DOCUMENTARY:

Killswitch,” directed by Ali Akbarzadeh and edited by Prichard Smith

ULTRA INDIE AWARD “Uncertain Terms,” directed by Nathan Silver

TANGERINE ENTERTAINMENT JUICE AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE FEATURE DIRECTOR:
Caryn Waechter, director of “The Sisterhood of Night

For more information about the Woodstock Film Festival:

http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/

Award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, Susan Kouguell teaches screenwriting at Purchase College SUNY, and presents international seminars on
screenwriting and film. Author of SAVVY CHARACTERS SELL SCREENPLAYS! and THE SAVVY SCREENWRITER, she is chairperson of Su-City
Pictures East, LLC, a consulting company founded in 1990 where she works with writers, filmmakers, and executives worldwide.www.su-city-pictures.com, http://su-city-pictures.com/wpblog

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