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BLACKBIRD
FILMFEST
2022

SUNY CORTLAND, BROWN AUDITORIUM THEATER

Cortland, New York | May 19th - 22nd
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VIRTUAL FESTIVAL

Online | May 23rd - 30th

1196

Films Submitted

136

Official Selections

11.4%

Acceptance Rate

71

Female Filmmakers

33

BIPOC Filmmakers

Overview

Blackbird 2022 featured 136 films selected from a pool of 1196 submissions for an acceptance rate of 11.4%! Additionally, the 2022 edition of Blackbird marked a return to "normality" as the festival returned to the Brown Auditorium Theater at SUNY Cortland after two years of displacement due to COVID19. While the festival was moved outside the academic semester, we saw a wonderful filmmaker turnout and hope restored for the future of Blackbird! 

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Virtual Portal

Building on the success of the 2020 and 2021 virtual festivals, Blackbird continued the festivities online for an additional week after the in person event - allowing filmmakers from all around the world to join the fun!

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AWARD
WINNERS & NOMINEES

Event Program

Blackbird 2022 featured 136 films organized into 13 unique screening blocks along with several community building events, workshops and panels!

Festival Team 22'

For the third year in a row, the Blackbird All-Stars assembled to bring 2022 to life!

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Photos.