5th Annual

Logan Film Festival / The Block film & art festival

October 07, 2016 to October 08, 2016

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128 S 100 E #1
Logan UT 84321
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Phone: 435.554.8370
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http://www.theblockfestival.org

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Documentary Shorts
Documentary Features
Student Films
Must provide proof of student status as listed in Terms and Conditions.
Animated Films
2D or 3D
Narrative Shorts
Narrative Features
Indoor Art Installations/Exhibits
Indoor Video/Film Installations, Experimental projects, Interactive projects, etc. We'll try to accommodate the specifics of each project and fit it into the appropriate spaces, be it a lobby, theatre, local business, etc. In most cases you'll be responsible for physically setting up the art, and providing needs like a screens or projectors, however our organization will help where we can on a case by case basis.
Outdoor Art Installations/Exhibits
Outdoor Installations, Experimental projects, Interactive projects, etc. We'll try to accommodate the specifics of each project and fit it into the appropriate spaces, be it a truck, wall, booth, screen, custom material build, etc. In most cases you'll be responsible for physically setting up the art, and providing needs like a screens or projectors, however our organization will help where we can on a case by case basis.
Experimental
Anything that can't fit into another category. The exhibition for experimental films may vary depending on the piece, whether it's meant as a visual piece that can be part of a gallery for example, or it should be in a theatrical setting, which may be bundled with others as a special film set. Festival ability to accommodate each piece's needs is determined on a case by case basis.
Music Videos
Depending on submission numbers, music videos may be blocked together into a special screening or session focused on the craft of creating music videos; may be looped inside smaller art venues or lobbies; or presented at the concert stage throughout the day. This is a new category so we'll see how it goes!
Web/New Media
Includes commercials, corporates, et cetera. Spots with a significant artistic flare or heavily focusing on the storytelling are ideal. Depending on submission numbers, the venue and outlet for Web and New Media type films may vary. It is likely they'll be associated special sessions in The Block's "Learn" venue which is education based, but as this category is a new introduction to the festival, we'll see what we get and go from there!

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Block is a DIFFERENT film festival experience.

IT'S INTIMATE
A unique 4 historic theatres on a single block is the nucleus for dozens of interactive film screenings (year five of the Logan Film Festival), a music stage, local business hosted galleries & bands, outdoor art installations, vast-topic educational conversations, & exceptional food offerings throughout two days.

ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Attending The Block isn't your average film festival experience. We emphasize celebration not competition, and creating the best possible experience for everyone by focusing on interaction between the artists/filmmakers & their audiences.

INSPIRING CREATION
At it's core, The Block is about inspiring imagination & creation. Encouraging personal expression through the arts is a major reason this organization was developed by artists over the past seven years.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

THE HISTORY: YEAR FIVE OF THE LOGAN FILM FESTIVAL
The Block directly incorporates and revolves around what the established Logan Film Festival (LFF) kickstarted in 2012. Several LFF founders still preside on the team, and continue to shape this film-centric core of The Block film & art festival.

It’s a 5-year anniversary for LFF, and what bigger way to celebrate than to join forces in creating a new, better, and more exciting event; one designed for growth, to be more engaging, and to be a memorable one-of-a-kind experience.

This year's event will be held September 16 & 17, 2016.

All entries programmed will receive Official Selection laurels.

Submissions may qualify for an IMDB title page, if one does not already exist for your project.

ABOUT LOGAN, UTAH
The Block is hosted in the city of Logan in Cache Valley, Utah. Logan is one of the few cities in Utah with a National Historic District exhibiting wonderful old buildings and mansions in a picturesque mountain valley, the Wasatch range of the Rocky Mountains. It is surrounded by century old farms, incredible mountain and valley scenery, forests, lakes, and dozens of small farming communities perfect for filming all throughout it's very dynamic seasons.

Logan is also home to Utah State University, the Utah Festival Opera, and the Northern Utah Film Commission, providing filmmakers with access to local film crews, equipment, locations, and talent.

BACK TO OUR ROOTS
Under the direction of much missed LFF originator and visionary Alan Hashimoto, the film festival was intended in its first year to be part of a downtown art/design week. At The Block, we believe this is an exciting direction to return to which will result in an increased draw, a renewed energy, event sustainability, and help distinguish this event from the thousands of other film festivals across the world.

FILM SELECTIONS
All films submitted are considered equally and carefully, through a multiple-stage prescreening process involving both outsider volunteers as well as industry professionals.

FESTIVAL DEMOGRAPHIC
Because we feature a vast array of art mediums at The Block, this is a unique opportunity to get a broader scope of public audiences than other festivals may offer. Logan is home to Utah State University, bringing many college students and an ethnic diversity to the festival. The community is active in outdoor recreation, being less than hour away from numerous Wasatch ski resorts and mountain trials. Family and youth also have a large turnout & benefit from friendly, clearly indicated programming.

TRAVEL
Hotels and visitors information (provided by Cache Valley Visitors Bureau) is available at: http://www.tourcachevalley.com or on our website: http://www.theblockfestival.org.

A limited amount of resources, primarily lodging, is available to assist filmmakers and artists traveling to the festival. For inquire contact info@theblockfestival.org

The Block can be followed on Facebook at:
http://facebook.com/theblockfestival

& on Twitter at:
http://twitter.com/theblockfest

ORGANIZERS

Andrew Lorimer (Programming); Carolyn Koskan (Sponsorships); Jeremy Jensen (Board); Julie Hollist (Board); Mason Johnson (Producer); Preston Parker (Board); Steve Smith (Submissions & Communications); Taylor Ballam (Board); Tyler Searle (Creative & Documentation); Weston Woodbury (Director); Weston Woodbury (Director)

GENERAL RULES

The Block is about an extraordinary at-festival environment for attendees and artists. Audiences being able to interact with the people who made the film they watch, as well as filmmakers being able to interact with their audiences and introduce their film to new audiences in person, makes for an better experience for everyone. So, films submitted to The Block agree to have a presence* at the event if selected for programming, bringing at least one person involved to represent the film. This may limit the range of film entries compared to other festivals for the time being, but we feel it’s a necessary step to strongly emphasize and communicate what The Block is all about.

*For 2016, with this direction being a new implementation to what we've done in the past, we will accept films this year that cannot commit to representation at the festival, although it is highly recommended to attend. We will likely set aside a separate venue for programming films that cannot commit someone to be in attendance. If this venue goes well and the audience interest and feedback is good, we may evolve/continue this concept going into 2017. So, be aware that attendance is strongly encouraged to enhance The Block's festival experience--but, please feel free to submit your film even if you can't make it. We do have resources available to help artists attend, in particular with lodging costs, as needed.

Films entered must have been completed during or after 2012 to qualify.

Shorts are considered films with a total run time of 45 minutes or less.

Mailed entries must be DVD or Blu-Ray Region 1 or Region 2, and must be postmarked by June 23, 2016 (one week before the deadline). Digital files on small drives are also acceptable.

Mark disc or drive with:
- Your name
- Your email
- Film title
- Total run time
- Entry category
- Withoutabox tracking number

Mark your the outer packaging with:
- Withoutabox tracking number

Mail to:
The Block film & art festival
128 S 100 E #1
Logan, UT 84321

Checks should be made out to:
LFF, Inc.

Student entries must include a copy of student identification, as well as: School name, School location, and Professor or Teacher name.

Qualified local entries may use the discount code UTAHN16 and include proof of residency by email to info@theblockfestival.org. For example, a photo ID with address listed, or a photocopy of a bill addressed to a local residency. Entries that use the locals discount code without providing proof of residency may be disqualified. Qualifying locals are residents living in any part of Utah, or Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon, & Colorado residents who live within a 350 mile radius of Logan, UT. (For reference this extends out to areas like Boise, Jackson Hole, Boseman, Ontario, Elko, Ely, Grand Junction, and Rangely.

Accepted entries will be notified by approximately August 4th, 2016.

Send an email to the team at info@theblockfestival.org if you have any questions.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Block is about an extraordinary at-festival environment for attendees and artists. Audiences being able to interact with the people who made the film they watch, as well as filmmakers being able to interact with their audiences and introduce their film to new audiences in person, makes for an better experience for everyone. So, films submitted to The Block agree to have a presence* at the event if selected for programming, bringing at least one person involved to represent the film. This may limit the range of film entries compared to other festivals for the time being, but we feel it’s a necessary step to strongly emphasize and communicate what The Block is all about.

*For 2016, with this direction being a new implementation to what we've done in the past, we will accept films this year that cannot commit to representation at the festival, although it is highly recommended to attend. We will likely set aside a separate venue for programming films that cannot commit someone to be in attendance. If this venue goes well and the audience interest and feedback is good, we may evolve/continue this concept going into 2017. So, be aware that attendance is strongly encouraged to enhance The Block's festival experience--but, please feel free to submit your film even if you can't make it. We do have resources available to help artists attend, in particular with lodging costs, as needed.

Films entered must have been completed during or after 2012 to qualify.

Shorts are considered films with a total run time of 45 minutes or less.

Mailed entries must be DVD or Blu-Ray Region 1 or Region 2, and must be postmarked by June 23, 2016 (one week before the deadline). Digital files on small drives are also acceptable.

Mark disc or drive with:
- Your name
- Your email
- Film title
- Total run time
- Entry category
- Withoutabox tracking number

Mark your the outer packaging with:
- Withoutabox tracking number

Mail to:
The Block film & art festival
128 S 100 E #1
Logan, UT 84321

Checks should be made out to:
LFF, Inc.

Student entries must include a copy of student identification, as well as: School name, School location, and Professor or Teacher name.

Qualified local entries may use the discount code UTAHN16 and include proof of residency by email to info@theblockfestival.org. For example, a photo ID with address listed, or a photocopy of a bill addressed to a local residency. Entries that use the locals discount code without providing proof of residency may be disqualified. Qualifying locals are residents living in any part of Utah, or Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon, & Colorado residents who live within a 350 mile radius of Logan, UT. (For reference this extends out to areas like Boise, Jackson Hole, Boseman, Ontario, Elko, Ely, Grand Junction, and Rangely.

Accepted entries will be notified by approximately August 4th, 2016.

Send an email to the team at info@theblockfestival.org if you have any questions.