FILMMAKER + VIP EVENTS

The following Events + Activities are restricted to Blackbird Filmmakers and VIP badge holders only.

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Earlybird Welcome Party

Thursday, June 17th • 5pm - 8pm

Hope Lake Lodge • 2177 Clute Rd, Cortland, NY 13045 

Check in early and enjoy a super-casual evening with the 2021 Blackbird All-Stars around the bonfire pits at Hope Lodge - S'more supplies provided with a cash bar on site!

 

Morning Nature Hike

Friday, June 18th • 8:30am - 10:00am

Hope Lake Lodge • 2177 Clute Rd, Cortland, NY 13045

Enjoy an easy morning hike with Blackbird around Hope Lake and get that blood pumping for a full weekend of films and activities!

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Film Trivia Luncheon

Friday, June 18th • Starts at 11am

TRAX Pub & Grill • 2000 NY-392, Cortland, NY 13045 

Test your film trivia knowledge at TRAX Pub & Grill and be prepared for some real stumpers! Create a team of fellow directors OR Blackbird will assign a team for you! Let's see how much film history and movie factoids you know!

 

Red Carpet Photo-Op

Friday, June 18th • 1:00pm

Arts Village • 1856 NY-392, Cortland, NY 13045 

Come one, Come All! Let's take a massive group photo in front of Blackbird's Step + Repeat banner!

 

Kick Off Party

Friday, June 18th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

TRAX Pub & Grill • 2000 NY-392, Cortland, NY 13045 

Kick Off the 2021 Blackbird Film + Arts Festival with some live music and good times on TRAX's outdoor patio overlooking the beautiful hills of central New York! Relax and prepare yourself for a wild weekend packed full of films + events!

 

Networking

Director Speed-Dating

Saturday, June 19th • 8:30am - 10:00am

Activities Tent • 1856 NY-392 Cortland, NY 13045

Blackbird Social Directors, Brooke Trantor and Chelsea Gonzalez, will help you get to know each other quickly with their speed "dating" director challenge - not actual dating but still a lot of fun!

 

Splatter Painting

Saturday, June 19th • 8:30am - 10:00am

Arts Village • 1856 NY-392, Cortland, NY 13045 

While you Speed Date, help Blackbird decorated the 2021 festival mural with your amazing splatter painting skills. Simply dip a paintbrush in your favorite color and get it a fling!

 

Red Carpet Photo-Op

Saturday, June 19th • 6:30pm

Arts Village • 1856 NY-392, Cortland, NY 13045 

Come one, Come All! Let's take a massive group photo in front of Blackbird's Step + Repeat banner!

 

Referral Roundtable

Sunday, June 20th • 8:30am - 10:00am

Activities Tent • 1856 NY-392, Cortland, NY 13045 

Blackbird Social Directors, Brooke and Chelsea, will host a Referral Roundtable where filmmakers can swap contacts, advice, cast/crew referrals and onset stories with each other!

 

Red Carpet Photo-Op

Sunday, June 20th • 6:00pm

Arts Village • 1856 NY-392, Cortland, NY 13045 

Come one, Come All! Let's take a massive group photo in front of Blackbird's Step + Repeat banner!

 

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