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By Film Threat Staff | September 26, 2003

The 2003 Woodstock Film Festival has concluded with another successful year. From Wednesday Sept. 17 through Sunday Sept. 21, the 4th annual indie fest, in New York’s Hudson Valley Catskills, featured more than 130 films, documentaries and shorts – including Billy Ray’s “Shattered Glass,” Jonathan Demme’s “The Agronomist,” Peter Hedges’ Pieces of April, and John Sayles’ “Casa De Los Baby’s.”
The 2003 Woodstock Film Festival awarded Best Feature honors to Elliot Greenebaum’s Assisted Living at the WFF Maverick Awards Ceremony, Sunday, September 21.
Best Documentary honors went to “A Boy’s Life” by Rory Kennedy.
Other Maverick Award winners include:
Best Short Film: “Seventy Two Faced Liar,” directed by Mark Waites.
Best Short Documentary: “Tulia, Texas: Scenes From The Drugwar,” directed by Emily and Sarah Kuntsler.
Best Student Film: “The Show,” directed by Cruz Angeles.
The Elmer Bernstein Award, judged and presented by the acclaimed film composer, was presented to Love Object composer Nicholas Pike. The film was directed by Robert Parigi.
The Haskell Wexler Award, judged by the renowned cinematographer, was presented to “Song For A Raggy Boy” cinematographer Peter Robertson. The film was directed by Aisling Walsh.
The Best Animation Award, judged and presented by pioneering animator Bill Plympton, was presented to “Dear Sweet Emma,” directed by John Cernak.
For more post fest info, visit the Woodstock Film festival website.

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