At the Blackbird Film Festival, we strive to curate an inclusive festival atmosphere - an environment where experienced professionals and first time filmmakers can strike up conversation and perhaps take something away from one another. Blackbird was originally founded as a festival for student filmmakers but quickly opened its doors to all types of filmmakers in the spirit of collaboration and the sharing of ideas. With this in mind, Blackbird remains a festival geared towards the learning experience and attracts a large number of media production students.
Now in its 4th year, the 2017 Blackbird Film Festival will host a weekend of film screenings in Cortland, NY from April 21st to April 23rd. The festival is FREE for all to attend and prides itself on the high quality of films and filmmakers that fill the 15+ screening blocks throughout the weekend. This year, over 120 films from around the world will be screened with topics ranging from race and politics, life and death, space and time, and everything in between.
Aside from film screenings, Blackbird also offers filmmaking & industry workshops during the festival weekend. This year, Scott Williams will present on his experience as an Executive Producer and Writer for the hit CBS show, NCIS.
With that said, we cordially invite you to attend and experience what makes the Blackbird Film Festival one of the "Top 100 Best Reviewed" festivals according to FilmFreeway!