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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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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

Women in film panel

3:30PM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST

BROWN AUDITORIUM, SUNY CORTLAND

FREE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Join Blackbird on April 21st for 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.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT OUR PANELISTS

 
 

nys filmmakers roundtable

3:30PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH

SPERRY CENTER, SUNY CORTLAND

FREE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Meet the NYS Governor's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development for a roundtable discussion of all things production in New York State - tax credits, location scouting, finding stages and crew, and more.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN THE NYS TELEVISION AND FILM OFFICE

 
 

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2018 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

 

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2018 AWARD NOMINATIONS

KICKOFF screening

RE:THINKING: a FILM ABOUT EDUCATION IN AMERICA

6:30PM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH

SPERRY CENTER RM 105, SUNY CORTLAND

FREE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

RE:Thinking is a locally produced documentary that challenges us to rethink what school is and what it can be. Featuring area school leaders and teachers, the film explores principles of modern teaching that confront the status quo. There will be a panel discussion before and after the film with director/producer Deborah Hoard, ICSE Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown, Ithaca College Staff Development Director Chris Sperry, and SUNY Cortland's School of Education Dean Dr. Andrea LaChance.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILM