The Elmer Bernstein award for Best Film Score was presented by the maestro to “Love Object” composer Nicholas Pike as part of the festival’s closing evening festivities. This marked the third year Mr. Bernstein has been present to award the prize to a promising composer. The 2003 Woodstock Film Festival celebrated its fourth year with a collection of more than 130 films, panels and workshops, Wednesday, September 17 through Sunday, September 21. Screenings and events took place this year in a variety of venues in the town of Woodstock and nearby communities of Rhinebeck, Hunter and Mt. Tremper.
Although only four years old, the Woodstock Film Festival has garnered a reputation among filmmakers and industry insiders as one of the best regional festivals in the country. The expansion of programs and venues is a direct result of the festival’s successful track record over the past three years, according to festival director Meira Blaustein.