‘On My Block Films’ Seeks Films Created by Neighbors

July 1, 2013 - For the second year, On My Block Films (OMB Films) calls on New Yorkers from all five boroughs to create and submit a one to three and a half minute short narrative or documentary film that features only cast and crew who are residents of their block.

As soon as they are finished, eligible films will be posted on Vimeo until October 31. During this time, viewers can vote on their favorite submission with the top 40 films advancing to a panel of judges. The judges will then select the top 20 films, which will be screened at the SVA Theater in midtown Manhattan on November 11. Awards will then be presented for Best Narrative Film, Best Documentary Film and Best in Show.

OMB was created in 2012 with the goal of strengthening NYC neighborhoods by encouraging communication and collaboration between neighbors. This year, there will also be a special category for films made outside the five boroughs as part of an expansion of the OMB program.

For additional information including submission guidelines, neighbor recruitment tools, tips for writing and producing or to sign up as a filmmaker, visit

- Jordan Gary
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