BROWN AUDITORIUM & SPERRY CENTER
CORTLAND, NEW YORK
APRIL 20 - 22, 2018
2018 festival stats
1581 Films Submitted
117 Films Accepted
61 Female Filmmakers
54 Male Filmmakers
2 Transgender Filmmakers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.