2021 Woodstock Film Festival Makes a Strong Comeback

Last weekend students from the Digital Media and Journalism departments celebrated their hard work helping out at the Woodstock Film Festival.

Professor Megan Sperry reports: Digital media production students covered 40 events at 7 different venues for this year’s Woodstock Film Festival. The 22nd festival was held online and in-person, with events taking place in Woodstock, Saugerties and Kingston. Twenty DMJ students worked in small teams to interview and cover in-person events. Highlights of their interviews include Kelsey Grammer, Matt Dillon, Timothy Blake Nelson, and many more talented filmmakers. 

We are especially proud that a recent DMJ445 capstone project, DREAMLAND: Pine Bush, NY, directed and produced by Rose Felice, Marlee Capuano and Mike Munari was selected by the WFF and screened on Saturday.

I’m very proud of the work that the students did this past week. They represented SUNY New Paltz in a professional and polished manner. I would also like to say that I was inspired by watching DMJ alumni Zach Bell, Jason Vasquez, Sage Higgins, Marlee Capuano, Jessica Peterson and Devin Cabrera working in various operations positions during the festival this year.

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