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SPECIAL EVENTS, PANELS & PARTIES 2019


The 2019 Blackbird Film Festival is not just about watching amazing films! It's also about meeting new people and having a good time! Outlined below are the many Special Events available to filmmakers and festival attendees.

Please note that some events are restricted to ONLY Filmmaker and VIP Festival Badge holders. More information about Festival Badges and Screening Tickets can be found HERE.

FILMMAKING ROUNDTABLE

FREE FOR ALL

Location: SUNY Cortland - Old Main (Colloquium Room)

Time: Friday, April 26th at 3:30pm

Meet the team from the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development for a roundtable discussion of all things productive  in New York State – tax credits, location scouting, finding stages and crew, and more.  Whether you’re a first time filmmaker wondering where to start or a veteran producer looking to catch up on the latest, this informal face-to-face Q&A is an invaluable opportunity to Meet Team NY and hear firsthand about all the great things New York State

KICKOFF PARTY 2019

FREE FOR ALL

Location: BRU64 (64 Main St. Cortland, NY 13045)

Time: Friday, April 26th at 8:30pm

Immediately following BLOCK A - Opening Night, all filmmakers and festival attendees are invited down to BRU64 on Main Street for live music, food and drinks! Time to loosen up and get to know one another because we've got an excited weekend of films and events planned for you!

FILMMAKER BREAKFAST

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

Location: SUNY Cortland - Old Main (Colloquium Room)

Time: Saturday & Sunday from 7:30am to 8:30am

Filmmakers an VIP badge holders are invited to a hot breakfast buffet hosted on both Saturday and Sunday morning. As breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you wouldn't want to miss it!

BLACKFEATHER SOCIAL

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

Location: SUNY Cortland - Brockway Hall (Jacobus Lounge)

Time: Saturday, April 27th at 12:00pm

Enjoy a delicious catered lunch of gourmet sandwiches and fruit at the Jacobus Lounge on campus while mingling with filmmakers and festival alum.

FILM TRIVIA DINNER

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

Location: Hollywood Restaurant (27 Groton Ave, Cortland, NY 13045)

Time: Saturday, April 27th at 5:00pm

Grab some dinner at the iconic Hollywood Restaurant in Cortland, NY while challenging your brain with some filmmaking trivia (themed occasionally around some of the films featured in Blackbird 2019). A great way to network without having to network!

SEED&SPARK WORKSHOP

FREE FOR ALL

Location: SUNY Cortland - Old Main (Colloquium Room)

Time: Sunday, April 28th at 12:00pm

Join SEED&SPARK for a workshop on crowdfunding and self-distribution geared around the independent filmmaker! Blackbird will provide some light snacks during the workshop!

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

Location: Cortland Repertory Theater (24 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045)

Time: Sunday, April 28th at 6:00pm

AWARD CEREMONY DINNER

All Filmmakers and VIP badge holders are invited to Blackbird's Award Ceremony and dinner party at the Cortland Repertory Theater! Enjoy a delicious buffet catered by Hairy Tony's restaurant while we announce awards for the 2019 Blackbird Film Festival and bid a fond farewell to our 2019 festival season!