On My Block Films is asking New Yorkers to use their talents regarding film and the lense of a camera while also discovering their neighborhoods.
This inaugural Neighborhood Filmmaking Challenge aims to strengthen community bonds through the filmmaking process. Contestants are required to shoot a one to five minute narrative or documentary, either on their street or inside buildings on their street. The cast and crew must be made up entirely of real neighbors.
Between August and October 31, films can be uploaded to the OMB website. Voting is then opened to the public – votes are counted via “likes” on Vimeo, a video service that features original videos from users. The 30 films that have the most Vimeo likes will then be judged by an official panel in the first week of November.
Awards will be given in categories such as Best Narrative Film, Best Documentary Film, and Best In Show.
OMBF was established earlier this year in hopes to bring New Yorkers closer together and showcase the many forms or diversity and uniqueness found throughout the city. To sign up for the challenge or for additional information, please contact Mary Crosse at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit onmyblockfilms.com.