For the fourth consecutive year, independent animator Bill Plympton (Mutant Aliens, the upcoming Hair High) will lead the animation program for the Woodstock Film Festival. The Plymptoons creator will be in charge of selecting a panel of peers to judge entries and presenting the Best Animation award.
In 2003, Plympton and fellow judges honored the 3D short Dear, Sweet Emma from Out of Our Minds Images with the Maverick Award for Best Animated Short. The film also took top prizes at the Hollywood Underground Film Festival, the Kalamazoo Animation Festival Int’l and the Atlantic City Film Festival, to name a few.
The fifth anniversary celebration of the fiercely independent Woodstock Film Festival will take place Oct. 13-17, 2004. The event celebrates new voices of independent filmmakers with film screenings, seminars, workshops, concerts, parties and more. Awards will be presented for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Cinematography (The Haskell Wexler Award), Best Film Score (The Elmer Bernstein Award) and Best Animation.
Deadline for film submissions is June 28, 2004. Entry fees range from $25 to $50. For additional information, visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com