"On My Block" is a film challenge that brings together communities by inviting
any and all to create a short film using only their block's residents as cast and crew.

Meet Our 2013 Judges

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November 5th, 2013

Once more the submission deadline for On My Block Films has passed and we’ve excitedly moved on to the judging round. This year, we feel incredibly honored to have such a diverse and accomplished panel. We would love for you to get to know them so read more below. And if you bump into them [...]

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Interview from Erin Bagwell, first film submission to 2013

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October 28th, 2013

We are so excited to share the first submitted film for On My Block Films 2013. It comes from a Brooklyn neighbor named Erin. Below is an interview excerpt and some photos from here shoot. You can view the film she made with her neighbors, Black Tabby, here. 1. Please tell us about what you [...]

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HOW TO BREAK THE ICE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS

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October 16th, 2013

Here at On My Block Films we’re as much about making films as we are about meeting your neighbors! When living in a city of roughly 7M things can get crowded and complicated. Those you share a wall with, you may not share a laugh with, and we think it’s time to change all that. [...]

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On My Block Films Gets Live: A Visit to BK Live

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October 9th, 2013

On My Block Films was lucky enough to do some live television today! BK Live, which is part of BRIC Arts, a Brooklyn-based independent media/arts organization, brought us in for a chat in their awesome new studio in Downtown BK. I had the pleasure of talking with hosts, Brian Vines and Jamie Yeunger, and one [...]

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Getting to the Finish Line – Advice From a Fellow Filmmaker

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October 8th, 2013

We know making a film can seem like a daunting task, but we know so many first-time filmmakers who made it happen last year. Here’s some advice from one of last year’s filmmakers, Melissa Caruso Scott. 1. Get organized! Map out ever scene carefully making note of all people and props that need to be [...]

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Behind the Scenes with the Neighborhood Filmmakers of Union Street

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September 23rd, 2013

Go behind the scenes with this video from “Free Camera”. Get a glimpse of the filmmaking process and hear from neighbors turned filmmakers from the neighbors on Carroll Gardens’ Union Street. Listen to how strangers became great friends on a tight knit film crew in the period of 2.5 weeks. Learn what roles people played [...]

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On My Block Films Goes Live!

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July 6th, 2013

The day is here! On My Block Films is LIVE! We’ve been on the edge of our seats all summer. From assembling a crack team of volunteers to raising funds through our Kickstarter campaign, all of us at On My Block Films have had one goal in mind since our inaugural festival last year: To [...]

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Please Donate to our Kickstarter Campaign

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June 19th, 2013

Are you ready for OMB 2013? We sure are. Last year 94% of participants had never made a film before, and nearly all of them had never had a reason to develop a relationship with their neighbors.The positive stories and successes we had in 2012 were so inspiring, we’re back for a second year, with [...]

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Jason Sheftell

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June 18th, 2013

Today, we were notified of the news that Jason Sheftell passed away yesterday. This saddened all of us at On My Block Films as Jason was an early, strong and vocal supporter of our project. He had a huge love for this city and it’s rich neighborhoods and that’s why we were so pleased to [...]

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On My Block Films 2012 Is A Wrap

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November 15th, 2012

To everyone who participated in the inaugural On My Block Film Challenge, those who volunteered their time and skills and to those who just supported the idea along the way, On My Block Films wants to thank you and announce the 2012 Festival a success! We wouldn’t be here without you. On Wednesday, November 14 [...]

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