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Blackbird Film Festival


The Blackbird Film Festival is an annual event that takes place at the end of April. Each year, the festival screens between 80 and 100 films submitted by filmmakers from around the world with topics ranging from race and politics, life and death, space and time, and everything in between. The festival also highlights around 30 films made by media production students and local community members!

In addition, Blackbird also invites film industry professionals to give workshops during the festival event. We also host a Kickoff party at BRU64 on Main St. in Cortland! Blackbird brings in a live band and BRU64 offers discounts to anyone with a Blackbird promo-ticket!

Each year, we wrap up the festival with an award ceremony. Films included in the festival are nominated and award winners are chosen. However, we also offer a wide array of raffle prizes, gift cards, and production grants to festival attendees and student filmmakers!

More information is available on our website -

Contact: Sam Avery
Address: 32 Graham Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
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