The Block film & art festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded by a group of individuals who have a passion for truly independent artistic expression, and a desire to empower and celebrate that art. The festival is only a reality due to the countless acts of generosity from local volunteers, sponsors, and personal donors like you. There are many different ways to support the The Block!
 

Thanks

 
We gratefully recognize the following contributors for their donations, efforts, and time into the festival. Without their commitment and support, the festival simply could not happen!
 
Additional Support by:
Great Harvest, Oasis Books, Herm’s Inn, Square One Printing, Utah Public Radio, KSM Music, The Crepery, Stacked Pancakes, The Factory Pizzeria, Protective Insurance
 
Friends of the Festival:
Cache Valley Center for Arts, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, Cache County School District, Aggie Radio, USU Access & Diversity Center, Cache Valley Transit District, Great Harvest, Directive, Bear River Heritage Area
 
Collaborators:
Lee Gray, Lisa Saunderson, Andrew Robertson, Steven Ripple, Jason Williams, Mateo Rueda, Jeremy Jensen, Justin Peterson, Christian Hathaway, Taylor Ballam, Crescencio López González, James Workman, Julie Hollist, Benton Wood, Nate Kratsch, Trevor Weller, Dominic Bohne, Dustin Flowers, Ash Crystal, Noel Bishop      Design: Weston Woodbury, Brallan Rojas, Malory Beverly      Photo: Matt Neuenswander, Lynsey Kinchla, Trinity Herzog      Video: Tyler Searle, Weston Woodbury, Brennen Madsen, Derick Lott, Jaden Ratliff, Harry Caines, Teancum Horning
 
Team:
Weston Woodbury, Mason Wendell, Mary Urban Clarke, Kelin Gibbons, Brenda Hawley, Andrew Lorimer, Steve Smith, Trent Hunsaker, Jason Clarke, Preston Parker, Madison Pope

How to Volunteer

 
About Volunteering
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the The Block. You can add to the excitement of the festival by joining a talented and committed group of film lovers and community supporters. We have opportunities for those who are experienced volunteers at previous organizations and events, as well as those who have never volunteered before. We look forward to your help prior to the festival, or during the event on Friday, September 28th, or Saturday, September 29th. The hard work and diligence of our volunteers help to make the festival a success. We could not make the event as great as it is without volunteers like you!
 
Volunteer Responsibilities
Volunteers and new contributing team members are welcomed year around to help craft The Block event and organization. The tasks may vary based on your skill set and experience. For volunteers the day-of, we ask a contribution of at least four hours time either Friday or Saturday. You are expected to both work hard and have lots of fun! There is a lot of work that needs to be done, but there is also time to make new friends and enjoy the festival. As a valued volunteer, you’ll have the chance to help with festival registration, theatres, hospitality, etc., all while working with a wonderful staff. Volunteering will also give you a unique perspective to see how the festival works.
 
More Information about Volunteering
Volunteering at the The Block can be a resume-building experience. We are more than willing to provide prospective employers with positive references for jobs well done at the festival, and consider internships when possible.
 
Signing up is easy! Just fill out this form:
Click here!

If you have any further questions, ask at volunteer@theblockfestival.org.

How to Sponsor

 
Thank you for considering sponsoring the The Block film & art festival!
 
Sponsoring the festival will allow your business to be promoted locally, while also contributing to an important part of the Cache Valley community.
 
All participants of the The Block work hard to create original and compelling content for the community to enjoy. We need your financial support to continue to display their creative work. We have different sponsorship options for you to consider. Consider what sponsorship level would be the best fit for your business. Also remember that donations to The Block, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (for paperwork click here), are tax-deductible!
 
For more information and questions regarding sponsorship, please contact us at: sponsor@theblockfestival.org
 

How to Donate

 
Each donor provides an invaluable lifeline to the festival that enables it to grow and improve. Your grateful support helps to preserve the event, and keeps the spirit of the The Block alive for yet another year. Donors can know that their support is fostering the creativity of the community, and encouraging aspiring filmmakers to continue to present new films and creative content.
 
Donating is secure. It’s as easy as clicking the green Square Cash icon below or donating via Venmo. All donations are deeply appreciated. Donors will be recognized on the festival website and physical program, and 100% of funds donated will go directly to enabling an even better festival. Please use the “Optional Note” field in Cash to specify your recognition name or leave blank to remain anonymous.
 

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The Block on UPR’s Wednesday “Access Utah”

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2018-11-27 | 0 Comments

The Block film & art festival is this weekend in Logan. Today, we’re previewing the festival. Our guests include Michael Bingham, founder of Jump the Moon Art Studios, Jolynne Lyon, UPR feature correspondent for our Diagnosed series, Steve Smith, submission manager for the festival, and Brenda Hawley, the festival’s art curator.   UPR will also […]

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The Block: movies, art, music, and tacos

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2018-11-27 | 0 Comments

The Block film & art festival was founded by a group of individuals who have a passion for truly independent artistic expression. It started as the Logan Film Festival in 2011 and is now in it’s 8th year, and its third since expanding to more fully embrace art in it’s title and events.   This Friday and […]

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Block Festival

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2018-09-28 | 0 Comments

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the Block Film and Arts Festival that’ll take over downtown Logan this weekend. Producer Butterz and Intern Tiny Tim join to welcome Mary Urban Clarke who is a big deal in putting the thing on. Music, art, films, forums what can be expected for this festival? How much […]

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Producers Prepare for The Block festival

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2018-09-23 | 0 Comments

In 2011, Alan Hashimoto, a professor from Utah State University, created the Logan Film Festival with some of his students. Hashimoto passed away one year after the festival’s premiere, leaving his students to continue the festival, along with producer Mason Johnson. “So through the years we grew the film festival, but by year five we […]

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Entry deadline approaching for film festival in Logan

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2018-07-24 | 0 Comments

  The Block Film and Art Festival will be celebrating its 7th year this fall when Cache Valley residents have an opportunity to see and experience film, music and art in one concentrated area over two days. The annual event is scheduled for September 28th and 29th and will take place at several venues in […]

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The Block 2018 festival dates & Call For Entries

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2018-03-29 | 0 Comments

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2018 The Block festival ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES Wednesday, March 21, 2018   LOGAN, UT – Organizers of The Block festival (held September 28-29, 2018) — incorporating the 7th year of the annual Logan Film Festival — are excited to open submissions for all categories including features, shorts, documentaries, animations, exhibits, […]

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Downtown Logan To Celebrate Artist Expression in Film & Music

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2017-10-07 | 0 Comments

  On a normal day in downtown Logan, the sound of bustling cars fills the streets, but soon, it will be filled with the sound of live music and entertainment playing at local businesses and at three of Logan’s historic theatres.   Celebrating the independence of artist expression and music, the Block Film Festival features […]

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The Block film & art festival in Logan Oct. 6-7

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2017-10-04 | 0 Comments

  The Block film & art festival — incorporating the Logan Film Festival in it’s 6th year — are excited to announce the full event lineup for the October 6-7th activities.   Festival happenings include 60 film screenings, more than 50 bands and musicians, artist installations and galleries, panel discussions and Robotics@TheBlock, a high school […]

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The Block film & art festival kicks off Friday

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2017-10-04 | 0 Comments

  By John Zsiray | October 4, 2017   After seeing an increase in attendance in each of the past six years, The Block Film and Art Festival’s organizers hope to double attendance again this weekend.   Mason Wendell, producer of The Block, is excited to see the annual event created by the late Alan […]

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The Block film & art festival continues 2017

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2017-10-03 | 0 Comments

  By Bill Walter | Sunday, October 1, 2017   Last year it was expanded to include a broad stage of music, bands (local and non-local) and that expansion continues into the second year of the Block Film Festival to be held this Friday and Saturday in downtown Logan. It started as the Logan Film […]

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