AWARD WINNERS & NOMINEES

2022 Festival Awards were announced live on Blackbird's Facebook Page on Sunday, May 29th at 9pm (ET). The 2022 Black Feather Award and Audience Choice Awards were announced on Sunday, May 22nd during the in-person Award Ceremony Reception.

Kyle Thompson at the 2022 Blackbird Film Festival

BLACK FEATHER AWARD

KYLE THOMPSON

The Black Feather Award is given each year to a filmmaker who reflects the inclusive values Blackbird stands for and embodies the spirit of the festival. Typically, Black Feather Award winners are festival alumni who remain engaged and continue to show their support year after year.

This year, the Black Feather Award was given to Kyle Thompson, a filmmaker alumnus of Blackbird in 2020, 2021 and 2022, and Programming Director of the Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival. Despite the COVID19 pandemic years, Kyle and his lovely family made the trip to Blackbird and showed nothing but love and support for the event. After Blackbird, Kyle continued to support Blackbird by spreading the word to filmmakers in his network. 

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS

2022 Audience Choice Awards were determined by votes cast after the live screenings at the in-person festival and winners were announced on Sunday, May 22nd during the Award Ceremony Reception.

MICRO MADNESS

It Is Love

TWISTED DARKNESS

Bainne

RELATION...SHIT

Soundproof

MATERIAL WORLD

This Mortal Plastik

FRIDAY NIGHT FEELS

Wasted Talent

LOVE THYSELF

Rhythm & Pace

BROTHER'S KEEPER

Keeper

STUCK IN LIFE

Geri and Rick

FRIENEMIES

Biff & Me

LYRICAL, SATIRICAL, POLITICAL

A Very Lonely Cowboy Christmas

IN LOVING MEMORY

Between You & Me

DEAD & GONE (SORTA)

Tara Messenger of Death

CATEGORY AWARD NOMINATIONS

BEST OF FEST

Bainne

Keeper

Parrot

Prisoner #1616

Tara Messenger of Death

This Mortal Plastik
 

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BEST FEATURE

Re-Opening: A Lockdown Mockumentary

This Is Not A War Story

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Coincidences

Her Resolve

Let's Talk About … Robert Moses

Progress

This Mortal Plastik

Wallace Chan – The Art of Materials

 

BEST DRAMATIC SHORT

Adjunct

Birdwatching

Geri and Rick

Keeper

This Is Zoe

Two Tickets to Mars

 

BEST ACTION SHORT

Deus Ex Machina

Human Trash

Parrot

Prisoner #1616

Tara Messenger of Death

Wasted Talent

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Angel

Hand Drawn

It Is Love

Posted No Hunting

Reginald the Flying Llama

The Junkyard of Eden

 

BEST THRILLER SHORT

Bainne

Childhood Memories

Hunter's Cabin

Part Forever

Second

There's Something in the Silence

 

BEST COMEDIC SHORT

Cook With the Heart

For Closure

Friends Like These

Holly's Orgasm Toolbox

Just A Ghoul

My House, Carl

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Angel

Forced to Bend

"Love"

Prayer

The Contract Musical

Too Good to Lose

NYS FILMMAKER AWARD

Adjunct - John Fink (Buffalo, NY)

Highwaymen -  Jamie Spaulding (Troy, NY)

Kit - Jeremy Coyle (Ithaca, NY)

Sprained - Joshua Stasko (Guilderland, NY)

This Mortal Plastik - Jess Irish (Gardiner, NY)

There's Something in the Silence - Mike Castro (Wappingers Falls, NY)​

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MICRO-FEST AWARD NOMINATIONS

BEST OF MICRO-FEST

Home | Where Do I Belong 

Posted No Hunting

NYC! Sound (Back) On

SeaLand Cares!

UPYA

 

BEST MICRO-DIRECTOR

Awake

Bed Time

Dilemma

SeaLand Cares!

UPYA

 

BEST MICRO-WRITING

Black 20/20

Bed Time

Teething Itch

Please Introduce Yourself

SeaLand Cares!

 

BEST MICRO-COMEDY

Meat Market

Murphy’s Law

SeaLand Cares!

 

BEST MICRO-SCARE

Boss Bitch Mary

Posted No Hunting

Tabi Tabi Po

 

BEST MICRO-HEART

Home | Where Do I Belong?

Maren in the Afternoon

Rainbow Dragon

TALENT AWARD NOMINATIONS

CINEMA DIRECTOR AWARD 

Bainne - Jack Reynor

Escaping Ohio - Jessica Michael Davis

Keeper - Maren Lavelle

Parrot - Kyle Thompson

For Closure - Mike Peebler

Two Tickets to Mars - Kavita Parekh

 

CINEMA WRITING AWARD

Birdwatching - Daniel Talbott

Childhood Memories - Vincenzo Aiello & Damien Mazza

On The Couch With My Depression - Paula Harris

Quitting - Brett Epstein

Tildypops - Tiggy Bayley

The Contract Musical - Chris Cole 

 

CINEMA EDITING AWARD

Deus Ex Machina

"Love"

Prisoner #1616

Rhythm & Pace

The Contract Musical

This Mortal Plastik

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

Dawn

For Closure

In The Dusk

Tara Messenger of Death

This Is Zoe

Wallace Chan - The Art of Materials

 

SOUND DESIGN AWARD

Childhood Memories

Rhythm & Pace

Geri and Rick

Posted No Hunting

Soundproof

There's Something in the Silence

 

POWERFUL VOICE AWARD

In Defense of Civil Society

It Is Love

Sing About It

Sprained

Starters

This Is Zoe

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