The Block on UPR’s Wednesday “Access Utah”

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

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

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

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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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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Gearing up for Logan’s The Block film & art festival

Downtown Logan is gearing up for the sixth year of The Logan Film Festival and second year of The Block Film Festival. The Block film and art festival, brings together non-competitive films, artists and musicians to provide a network for creators, locals and festival attendees.   Last year the festival brought in a headcount of […]

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2017 The Block festival announces call for entries

Organizers of The Block film & art festival (held October 6-7, 2017 in Logan) — incorporating the 6th year of the annual Logan Film Festival — are excited to open submissions for all categories including features, shorts, documentaries, animations, exhibits, and installations.   Submission period begins February 6th, 2017. Filmmakers may enter their films digitally […]

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The Block film and art festival kicks off in downtown Logan

  By Harry Caines Friday | October 7, 2016   The Block film and art festival kicked off its inaugural year with presentations of independent film, dance, music, and informative symposiums in downtown Logan Friday night.   The two day festival, with its roots from the Logan Film Festival, was featured in a group of […]

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The Block: film, art, music, learn, and USU

Producers of The Block Film & Art Festival — incorporating the Logan Film Festival in its 5th year — have announced the program lineups for the Oct. 7-8 festival, as well as the availability of festival passes and 90 percent off student passes available at local business, including Morty’s Cafe near the Utah State University […]

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Previewing the Logan-based festival Oct. 7-8

By Gavin Sheehan October 5, 2016   This weekend, downtown Logan is going to become a hub for creativity, as we see the fifth annual incarnation of The Block Film & Art Festival. Kicking off on Oct. 7, the two-day festival will showcase a collection of local, national and international shorts and features, many of […]

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A Weekend for Celebration: a column by Harry Caines

On the weekend of October 7th, something wonderful will happen in Cache Valley. Three major cultural events will take place in Logan on that Friday and Saturday that will be worth your time, money and support.   I have used this space many times to lament the dearth of cultural events in Cache Valley. I […]

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The Block film & art festival announces film and music lineup, pass availability

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 20, 2016   The Block film & art festival announces film and music lineup, pass availability   LOGAN, UT – Producers of The Block film & art festival — incorporating the Logan Film Festival in it’s 5th year — are excited to announce the full film and music lineup […]

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Attendees of LFF’s 5th year in for something new

by Melissa Allison at Cache Valley Daily   The Logan Film Festival is preparing for its fifth event on Oct. 7-8 but this year’s attendees are in for something new.   It will be run in conjunction with a new event, The Block film & art festival.   Mason Johnson, producer for both events, said they’re […]

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2015 Logan Film Festival Recap, Award Winners

The 2015 Logan Film Festival (LFF) event featured 32 films from both across the world and local sources, holding a total of 26 events over the two day period. Partnering with multiple local businesses on the downtown block where the Caine Lyric, Utah, Eccles, and Dansante theatres preside, musicians and education based panels heightened the 2015 program and atmosphere. The festivities brought in Cache Valley locals, travelers from Utah and abroad, Utah State […]

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2015 Logan Film Festival Program and Ticket Locations Annouced

    Logan, UT (August 28, 2015) — The Logan Film Festival (LFF) is a unique regional event featuring independent film from around the region, state, nation, and world. Taking place Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at two historic downtown Logan locations – the Lyric Theatre and Dansante Theatre – the festival […]

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