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

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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

WELCOME CEREMONY
FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH
6:00PM - 6:30PM
BLOCK A - PREMIERE
FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH
6:30PM - 8:30PM
KICKOFF PARTY
FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH
8:30PM - 11:00PM
BLOCK B - DOCUMENTARY
SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST
9:00AM - 10:45AM
BLOCK C - LOVE & ROMANCE
SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST
10:45AM - 12:00PM
BLOCK D - FUNKY & LIGHT
SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST
1:30PM - 3:30PM
BLOCK E - WOMEN IN FILM
SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST
3:30PM - 5:30PM
BLOCK F - WEB SERIES
SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST
7:30PM - 9:30PM
BLOCK G - FOREBODING
SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST
9:00PM - 10:30PM
BLOCK H - FUTURISTIC
SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND
9:00AM - 10:30AM
BLOCK I - ENVIRONMENTAL
SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND
9:00AM - 10:30AM
BLOCK J - IDENTITY
SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND
10:30AM - 12:00PM
BLOCK K - ANIMATION
SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND
1:30PM - 3:15PM
BLOCK L - DRAMATIC ACTION
SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND
1:30PM - 3:15PM
BLOCK M - LIFE & FAMILY
SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND
3:30PM - 5:30PM
AWARD CEREMONY
SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND
5:30PM - 7:30PM
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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.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT OUR PANELISTS

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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.