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Blackbird Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Cortland, New York.

Copyright © 2020 Blackbird Film Festival, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Accepting Applications: March 15th - May 5th

Start Date: September 1st 

End Date:  December 1st 

Compensation: 3 credits + Blackbird SWAG

Film Submission Judges are the backbone of Blackbird and they work to curate the official selections from a pool of over 1500 film submissions. Submission judges need to have a sharp eye for production quality, character development, and overarching story themes. Submission judges must also be strong writers with a self-motivated personality. Aside from a weekly group meeting, 90% of this internship is completed independently using Youtube and Vimeo. Work schedules are extremely flexible to fit your schedule.


Submission Judge Responsibilities:

  • Watch and Review Weekly Film Assignments

  • Provide Constructive Critique  

  • Help to Curate Blackbird's Festival Program


Internship Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled at SUNY Cortland

  • Must attend weekly meeting on campus (Date TBD)

  • Must be able to meet deadlines

  • Must be at least 18 years old

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Have Taken Film Production / Analysis Classes

  • Major / Minor in Professional Writing or English

  • Highly Motivated Personality / Strong Self-Starter