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SPECIAL EVENTS, PANELS & PARTIES 2020


The 2019 Blackbird Film Festival is not just about watching amazing films! It's also about meeting new people and having a good time! Outlined below are the many Special Events available to filmmakers and festival attendees.

Please note that some events are restricted to ONLY Filmmaker and VIP Festival Badge holders. More information about Festival Badges and Screening Tickets can be found HERE.

FILMMAKING ROUNDTABLE

FREE FOR ALL

Location: SUNY Cortland - Old Main (Colloquium Room)

Time: Friday, May 1st 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 productive  in New York State – tax credits, location scouting, finding stages and crew, and more.  Whether you’re a first time filmmaker wondering where to start or a veteran producer looking to catch up on the latest, this informal face-to-face Q&A is an invaluable opportunity to Meet Team NY and hear firsthand about all the great things New York State

KICKOFF PARTY 2020

FREE FOR ALL

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

Time: Friday, May 1st 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 LUNCH

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

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

Time: Saturday, May 2nd 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 SOCIAL

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

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

Time: Saturday, May 2nd at 8:00pm

Dress to impress and head over to the Parks Alumni house for a Black Tie Social. Dinner, 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, May 3rd 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.

FILMMAKER & VIP BADGES ONLY

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

Time: Sunday, May 3rd at 6:00pm

AWARD CEREMONY DINNER

All Filmmakers and VIP badge holders 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 2019 Blackbird Film Festival and bid a fond farewell to our 2019 festival season!