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Blackbird Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Cortland, New York.

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How to enter

1. Grab a Camera (Phone, GoPro, etc.)


2. Make a 1 - 2 MINUTE video (see specifications below)


3. Upload to YOUTUBE


5. Deadline for Submissions:     MARCH 25TH, 2017


  • Your Video must be two (2) minutes or less in length (including opening and closing credits).

  • You must be a current SUNY Cortland student to enter the contest.

  • You must enter your Submission online during the Contest Period. Time and eligibility of entry will be determined by the jury in its sole discretion.

  • Official selections will be featured at the Blackbird Film Festival from April 21st to the 23rd. The winning video will be announced on April 23rd during the Blackbird Film Festival Award Ceremony.

  • Your Video may not contain material that is obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability, or violates any law (including, without limitation, the privacy or publicity rights of any individual whose likeness appears in the Video). Videos must be appropriate for viewing by the general public and by a multi-cultural international community as Blackbird's audience is; appropriateness will be determined by the jury in its sole discretion.