FESTIVAL ARCHIVE

SUNY CORTLAND

BROWN AUDITORIUM & SPERRY CENTER

CORTLAND, NEW YORK

APRIL 20 - 22, 2018

2018 festival stats

1581 Films Submitted

117 Films Accepted

7.40%

Acceptance Rate

Featuring:

61 Female Filmmakers

54 Male Filmmakers

2 Transgender Filmmakers

Festival program

Women in film panel

3:30PM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST

BROWN AUDITORIUM, SUNY CORTLAND

On April 21st, Blackbird hosted a special "Women in Film" screening followed by a moderated panel discussion addressing the many issues affecting female filmmakers working in the industry today and brainstorming ways in which we all can work together to create a more safe, fair, and productive work environment on set for everyone. The panel was moderated by Dr. Caroline Kaltefleiter and Dr. Kathleen Lawrence.

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Nick Ronan

Top notch in every way. This is the best run festival I have ever attended. Stellar communication, great programming, and an army of exuberant interns make this festival a true gem.

Christina Raia

 The (student) interns did a wonderful job of welcoming people and keeping things moving smoothly throughout the festival weekend. I really enjoyed being part of Blackbird FF and will definitely submit future work.

Chelsea Gonzalez

I cannot speak highly enough about this film festival! What an incredible experience! The organizers are amazing and SO on top of it. If you can attend, GO! I have never been to a film festival where I have gotten so close with all of the other filmmakers. Truly love this festival and hope to attend many times in the future.

Lorraine Toth

I was beyond impressed with Blackbird's coordination, professionalism, award ceremony, promotion and social media skills. I highly recommend this festival. The awards and medals they gave out are gorgeous as well and to be treasured for years to come!

Riley Sugars

I made so many new friends and was so impressed with the festival. There is a real sense of friendship at Blackbird. Love you guys and will definitely be submitting next year.