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By Film Threat Staff | July 15, 2003

The 2003 Woodstock Film Festival has revealed further details on its 4th annual event (Sept. 17-21) with the announcement of films for its Focus on Music and Exposure programs and a first look at the roster of panels and workshops. The full lineup of films, panels, concerts and special events will be announced August 18th, at WFF’s Kick- Off News Conference at the Knitting Factory in NYC.
Select films for the 2003 Focus on Music program include Tom Dowd & the Language of Music, “Godfathers and Sons,” and “Bluegrass Journey.”
On tap for this year’s panels and seminars are –
Filmmaking in Risky Times: Do filmmakers, distributors & exhibitors have a responsibility to respond to changes in the cultural and political climate? Are there forces working to censor or refine the messages audiences receive during politically risky times? National Public Radio’s David D’Arcy moderates.
Producing a Low Budget Indie Film: A discussion hosted by New York Women in Film and Television, in celebration of WFF’s East Coast premiere of Peter Hedges’ Pieces Of April. This panel explores how the film was brought to the screen focusing on the extraordinary above and below-the-line talent.
The Origins of Film Story: A panel of screenwriters and directors discuss the early stages of developing story ideas into narratives. Sponsored by the Writers Guild of America East.
Actor’s Dialogue: Celebrity interviewer Martha Frankel leads an intimate discussion with successful, working film actors. Guests TBA. Past guests include Parker Posey, Marcia Gay Harden, Liev Schreiber, Fisher Stevens, Aidan Quinn, David Strathairn, and Stanley Tucci.
Indie Filmmaker Primer: Whos’ buying? What’s selling? Find out what to expect and how to prepare for your big sale. Participants TBA.
High Impact Doc Filmmaking: How do documentary filmmakers successfully make complicated, politically heated, or taboo subjects accessible to audiences? David D’Arcy moderates.
The Right Medium: Are docs or features more effective for bringing socio-political issues before an audience? Industry professionals (TBA) discuss the choices they make for maximum impact.
Youth Initiative: A series of informal discussions between today’s youth and top film industry pros. Participants TBA.
For more festival info, visit the official Woodstock Film Festival website.

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