On My Block 2012 Film Challenge |

We're excited about On My Block, an innovative new film challenge for New Yorkers. It combines so many things we love: filmmaking, community development, citizen journalism and New York City!

On My Block is a film challenge that brings communities closer together by inviting filmmakers of all levels -- absolute beginners welcome! -- to create short narrative or documentary videos on their block, using only their block's residents as cast and crew. How fun is that?!

From August 1st through October 31st, the submission process will be open to anyone in the five boroughs. After October 31st, the films will be voted on by the public, and by celebrity judges, culminating in a film festival with prizes for the winning films.

Gather your neighborly friends, knock on the doors of some people you don't know, and come together to make a hyper-local, uber-friendly and highly creative video by October 31st!

Everything you need to know about submitting to On My Block, including tips on filming and neighborhood outreach, is located on their website !