2022

Beyond film screenings, the Blackbird Film Festival offers a variety of Special Events for filmmakers, VIP guests and the community to participate in!

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

SUNDAY, MAY 15TH

VETERAN FILM SCREENING

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4PM - 7PM • Center for the Arts of Homer

Community screening of Talia Lugacy's feature film THIS IS NOT A WAR STORY followed by a discussion focused on veteran mental health, suicide prevention, PTSD and the need for more veteran support.

THURSDAY, MAY 19TH

BLACKBIRD PAINT & SIP

Blackbird Paint + Sip

7PM - 9PM • SUNY Cortland's Old Main

Join Blackbird for a guided painting class and enjoy a glass of wine or beer while creating a unique film themed piece of art! Ticket Required ($25 - $40)

FRIDAY, MAY 20TH

VIP ONLY ► SUNRISE ADVENTURE

Walking to Campsite

8AM - 11AM • Bus Departs from BRU64

Filmmakers and VIP guests are invited on a Cortland adventure tour, covering all the sights and exploring some of the beauty central New York has to offer!

FILM TRIVIA LUNCHEON

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11AM - 1PM • Hollywood Restaurant

Whether you're a movie buff or just like lunch, join Blackbird for some Film Trivia at the Hollywood Restaurant! Full lunch menu and bar available for purchase.

BRU64 MUSIC PARTY

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8PM - 10PM • BRU64 Coffee House + Bar 

Join Blackbird for a Music Video Screening Party at BRU64 on Main St in Cortland! This Party / Screening combo will featuring over 30 films with original music!

SATURDAY,  MAY 21ST

VIP ONLY ► BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE

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8AM - 9:30AM • SUNY Cortland, Old Main

Filmmakers and VIP guests are invited to a buffet style breakfast with several "get-to-know-you" roundtable activities!

INDIE FILM DISTRIBUTION

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2PM - 3:30PM • SUNY Cortland, Brown Auditorium

Blackbird and the NYWIFT come together to host a panel discussion focused on leveraging the short film into something more. 

VIP ONLY ► BLACK FEATHER SOCIAL

Partying

8PM - 10PM • Parks Alumni House

Filmmakers and VIP guests are invited to the Parks Alumni House for a fun filled evening of good times, food and drink!

SUNDAY,  MAY 22ND

VIP ONLY ► BREAKFAST "BEHIND-THE-SCENES"

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8AM - 9:30AM • SUNY Cortland, Old Main

Filmmakers and VIP Guests are invited to a buffet style breakfast during which several Film Festival Directors will be discussion the "behind-the-scenes" of festival management.

AWARD CEREMONY

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6:30PM - 8PM • SUNY Cortland, Brown Auditorium 

Join Blackbird for a Red Carpet Reception followed by the 2022 Award Ceremony!