Woods Hole Film Festival
This summer, the Woods Hole Film Festival (WHFF) will celebrate its 21st year. This summer, from July 28-August 4, we will continue our long tradition of bringing the best in independent film to Woods Hole. Tickets go on sale online on June 30th at www.woodsholefilmfestival.org.
We will screen nearly 100 films culled from hundreds of submissions from around the world. As in past years, the eight-day festival will include a showcase of independent film and we will feature daily film screenings, filmmaking workshops, topical panel discussions, music events, special events, parties and more. Our schedule will include a variety of films and offer something for everyone.
Over the past two decades, the Woods Hole Film Festival has grown and expanded to become one of the most important film festivals in the United States. Our mission is to help emerging independent filmmakers and screenwriters showcase their work and develop the tools and inspiration to advance in their careers. We have received many public accolades in recent years based on the excellent experience we provide as an organization. Over the years, a number of our filmmakers have achieved significant recognition by winning awards and at other festivals worldwide, including the Academy Awards™.
The WHFF provides year-round programming, offering educational and entertainment arts programs, and forums and workshops for those interested in the art, craft and business of filmmaking. In addition to an annual eight day Film Festival, and year-round film screenings, the WHFF programming includes filmmaker and expert panels of discussion that are open to the general public, and filmmaker-in-residence workshops providing those interested in filmmaking or the topics of each film with an opportunity to learn, or be entertained.
The WHFF was started 20 years ago by local filmmakers as a way to enhance cultural life, network with other filmmakers and arts organizations and integrate arts into the community of Woods Hole and throughout the larger community of Cape Cod. Through events, programming and an online survey, the WHFF receives audience feedback, and we are aware of public interest, and an increased need for quality film and education programming. As a response to that need, we are constantly expanding to bring respected filmmakers to the community, broadening the audiences for events by adopting and using enhanced smart phone and social media technology methods via the web, and expanding our community outreach through workshops and collaboration with other organizations.
The Festival attracts filmmakers and festivalgoers from a worldwide audience. In 2011, we were voted as one of MovieMaker Magazine's "Film Festivals worth the Admission." In 2010, Huffington Post's Stuart Nusbaumer named us one of his "Top 10 Festivals in 2010." In 2009, Moviemaker Magazine cited us as one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals in the world."