The Woodstock Film Festival launches its new Fiercely Independent Award by honoring Mark Duplass, who will appear in this year’s festival title “Creep,” which he also co-wrote and co-produced.

The new kudo will be presented during the festival’s Maverick Awards ceremony by Tom Quinn, the co-president of Radius-TWC, the distributor of low-budget horror film “Creep.” At the same event, Darren Aronofsky will take home Woodstock’s longstanding annual Maverick Award.

Duplass earns Woodstock’s new laurel for a career as a producer, writer, director and actor on films including “The One I Love,” “The Skeleton Twins,” “Your Sister’s Sister” and “Safety Not Guaranteed,” as well as movies on which he collaborated with his brother Jay including “The Puffy Chair” and “Cyrus.” The Duplass brother are also at work on upcoming HBO series “Togetherness.”

The 2014 Woodstock Film Festival runs Oct. 15-19 in upstate New York, with the Maverick Awards Ceremony on the calendar  for Oct. 18 at Backstage Studio Prods. in Kingston, N.Y.