who opened your homes and hearts to filmmakers and industry representatives. You showed them the special generosity of this community and how much we value their work and their presence. And without the help of the hundreds of volunteers, interns and staff who worked with the Festival, we never would have had a festival at all! We thank you for your dedication, professionalism, long
hours, and warm, caring attitude. Your hard work is what sets this Festival apart and makes it unique and wonderful. We hope your experience was a good one, that you ended up getting even more than what you put into it, and that you can now find the time to rest and relax. See you all again at our 18th Annual Woodstock Film Festival-Fall 2017! MEIRA BLAUSTEIN
Woodstock The writer is a cofounder and executive director of the Woodstock Film Festival.