The 2022 Blackbird Film Festival presents 130+ films from around the world in 13 thematic screening blocks. Full event schedule and screening times can be found below.
WHEN ► May 15th & May 19th - 22nd
WHERE ► 22 Graham Ave, Cortland, NY 13045
PRICE ► Free Admission
71 Films by Women Writers/Directors
32 Films by BIPOC Writers/Directors
30 Films by LGBTQ+ Writers/Directors
BLACKBIRD FILM FEST
SUNDAY, MAY 15TH
FEATURE ► THIS IS NOT A WAR STORY
This is Not a War Story (dir. Talia Lugacy) tracks a ragtag group of combat veterans in New York whose anti-war art, poetry and papermaking keep them together, despite the spectre of their friend’s suicide and the ever-crystalizing fact that healing from war is sometimes an impossible mission.
THURSDAY, MAY 19TH
FEATURE ► RE-OPENING: A Lockdown Mockumentary
RE-OPENING (dir. Chris Guerra & Matthew John Koppin) is a fully-improvised lockdown mockumentary following the cast and crew of a struggling theater (All Voice IS Theater) in Pigeon Valley, Tennessee. They attempt to prepare the theater to reopen to the public after months of lockdown, encountering setbacks along the way.
SHORTS ► MICRO MADNESS
This diverse block of micro-shorts includes 20+ films, all under 3 minutes in length! Micro-Award Ceremony & Reception to follow the screening!
FRIDAY, MAY 20TH
SHORTS ► MATERIAL WORLD
This wonderful collection of short films includes poetic documentaries, fascinating animations, and science fiction thrillers all focused around the THINGS that make up our world.
SHORTS ► RELATION . . . SHIT
Not all relationships conclude in with a happy ending... This collection of short films feature a variety of characters that find themselves on the far-side of perfect.
SHORTS ► FRIDAY NIGHT FEELS
Who doesn't like a good cry on a Friday night? This collection of dramatic short films is sure to give you the feels - the good and the sad!
MUSIC VIDEOS ► RHYTHM & VIBE
For the first time ever, Blackbird is hosting a Music Video Screening Party at BRU64 on Main St in Cortland! This Party / Screening combo will featuring over 30 films with original music!
SATURDAY, MAY 21ST
SHORTS ► LYRICAL, SATIRICAL, POLITICAL
A fantastical mash-up of musicals, poems, and satires that comment the status of the world's many problems! A definite must see!
SUNDAY, MAY 22ND
SHORTS ► FRIENEMIES
Roommates, Friends, Lovers... Let's face it, people aren't always the easiest to deal with - especially if they are similar to any of the characters in this funky collection of shorts!
SHORTS ► DEAD & GONE (SORTA)
A wonderfully fun collection of short films in which not all the protagonists are alive... And yet, they remain behind to "haunt" those still on earth in one way or another!