Celebrating its sixteenth year, the Woodstock Film Festival unveiled its official poster today. Designed by New York-based twin animators Joy Buran and Noelle Melody, stylized as JOY + NOELLE, the poster sees film reels stack up to form a rather inedible cinematic cake.
“We are so excited to have Joy and Noelle as our official poster artists this year,” said Woodstock Executive Director and co-foudner Meira Blaustein. “Not only are they festival alumni, having their animation shown here before, but they perfectly encapsulated the Sweet 16 celebration aspect that is our theme this year. Incorporating past Maverick Award winners is a subtle nod to celebrating sixteen years of independent filmmaking.”
“Woodstock is one of our favorite festivals, so we were pretty excited to be invited to illustrate the 2015 poster,” added Noelle Melody. “When I visited the Film Center, we talked about palette and detail ideas, like scratched up stickers with the names of winning feature directors over the years.”
Limited edition posters and other merchandise are being sold at the Film Center in Woodstock and online. The Woodstock Film Festival will be held from September 30-October 4 in the Hudson Valley towns of Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Kingston and Saugerties. More information regarding the opening night film and other events will be released soon. Check out the poster above.