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EVENTS2020

The 2020 Blackbird Film Festival is not just about watching amazing films! It's also about meeting new people and having a good old time! Outlined below are the many Events, Parties, Panels and Workshops available to filmmakers and festival attendees. Please note that some events are restricted to Filmmaker and VIP Festival Badge holders ONLY. More information about Festival Badges can be found HERE.

FILMMAKING ROUNDTABLE

FREE FOR ALL

Location: SUNY Cortland - Old Main (Colloquium Room)

Time: Friday, October 2nd at 3:30pm

Meet the team from the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development for a roundtable discussion of all things film production  in New York State – tax credits, location scouting, finding stages, crew, and more.

KICKOFF PARTY 2020

FREE FOR ALL

Location: BRU64 (64 Main St. Cortland, NY 13045)

Time: Friday, October 2nd at 8:30pm

Immediately following BLOCK C - Friday Night Frenzy, all filmmakers and festival attendees are invited down to BRU64 on Main Street for live music, food and drinks! Time to loosen up and get to know one another because we've got an excited weekend of films and events planned for you!

FILMMAKER BREAKFAST

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

Location: SUNY Cortland - Old Main (Colloquium Room)

Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 7:00am to 8:30am

Filmmakers an VIP badge holders are invited to a hot breakfast buffet hosted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. As breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you wouldn't want to miss it!

FILM TRIVIA LUNCHEON

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

Location: Hollywood Restaurant (27 Groton Ave, Cortland, NY 13045)

Time: Saturday, October 3rd at 1:00pm

Grab some lunch at the iconic Hollywood Restaurant in Cortland, NY while challenging your brain with some filmmaking trivia (themed occasionally around some of the films featured in Blackbird 2020). A great way to network without having to network!

BLACK TIE RECEPTION

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

Location: Parks Alumni House (29 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045)

Time: Saturday, October 3rd at 8:00pm

Dress to impress for our Black Tie Reception at the beautiful and historic Parks Alumni House. Hearty hors d'oeuvre, drinks and live music await you! Loosen up and get to know the many filmmakers at Blackbird!

FESTIVAL ORGANIZER PANEL

FREE FOR ALL

Location: SUNY Cortland - Old Main, Brown Auditorium

Time: Sunday, October 4th at 11:30am

Film festival programmers and directors from across the United States join us to discuss how they select films and share tips on how to ensure your film gets noticed when submitting to festivals.

AWARD CEREMONY DINNER

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

Location: Cortland Repertory Theater (24 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045)

Time: Sunday, October 4th at 6:00pm

All Filmmakers and their guests are invited to Blackbird's Award Ceremony and dinner party at the Cortland Repertory Theater! Enjoy a delicious buffet catered by Hairy Tony's restaurant while we announce awards for the 2020 Blackbird Film Festival and bid a fond farewell to another terrific season!