Over the course of his spring internship at Woodstock Film Festival, sophomore student at SUNY New Paltz, Robert Belli, created a promotional video celebrating the Woodstock Film Festival’s 20th anniversary.
Belli chose to interlace filmmakers interviews along with clips of past films and footage from past festivals in order to illustrate some of the artistic vision and independent spirit the film festival is known for. Belli took his time to experiment with various approaches, working towards showcasing the festival’s supportive atmosphere and creative endeavours, a place where filmmakers and audience members alike can be nurtured and flourish.
In the piece, Julie Taymor, an Academy Award nominated director known for films such as FRIDA and ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, takes on The Woodstock Film Festival’s tagline of “fiercely independent” into her own life. In the video Taymor says, “I can’t survive if I am not fiercely independent.”
We would like to thank Robert Belli for his hard work and beautiful video and wish him lots of success in his studies and beyond.