JAN-JUNE 2020: WINNERS GET STREAMED TO OVER 1 MILLION OF OUR ROKU and AMAZON FIRE TV SUBSCRIBERS.
METRO IS A FREE STREAMING CONTEST AND DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR FILM, SERIES, PILOT, AND TRAILER:
Metro gives those who enter our Festival the option for free promotion on our TV Channels. If you like, we'll stream your content on our Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV Channels, and our Android App. Just follow the simple "rules" below.
Q: Will a million people watch my film?
A: Maybe, but most likely about 50,000.
Q: How is my film displayed on your channels?
A: Each video features a poster art and a description. When a Roku, or Amazon Fire-TV user clicks on it, then the video streams. Currently there are NO AD's or Commercial Interruptions.
Q: How do I make money?
A: You may place your website or other info on your film, art, and description. We encourage you to direct the audience to your point of sale. (Example, use Cafepress to sell Coffee Mugs, use CD-Baby to sell discs.)
Q: Where can I watch the Festival's movies and TV programs?
A: On Roku, Android, and Amazon Fire-TV devices via our APPS. Programming is free and ad-free.
Q: How do I get your Channels or check out your APPS?
A: Visit www.MoviesPlus.org for links, including Googleplay.
Q: I have a non-commercial film. Where will you stream it?
A: On our free, ad-free noncommercial Roku channels, and if you like - our "Fan Film" Android app.
Alexander Pimentel, Director of "Down River" streamed his feature film on Metro's Connected TV Channel, "Movies Plus" on Amazon Fire TV. After 6 months and 70,000 downloads, Alex shared the news with a Venture capitalist who agreed to finance Alex's next feature film. Read the article about Alex at the following link.
Check out Alex's latest film distributed by Green Apple Entertainment, THIS IS A DIRECT RESULT OF USING OUR SERVICE: https://www.greenappleent.com/project/the-directive/
SCOPE OF THE FEST
The Metro TV & Film Awards are International and support most every type of content from across the globe. However, we accept only ENGLISH SPEAKING (DIALOG) submissions only. Subtitles will NOT meet our requirements.
A content's Release Window(s) is not a determining factor for consideration in the Festival. Metro aims to encourage filmmakers, rather than looking for methods of exclusion.
We aim to promote you, not knock you down!
NO CONTRACTS! NO EXCLUSIVES! JUST A GREAT WAY TO PROMOTE YOU WORK!
JUST FREE PUBLICITY/PROMOTION/DISTRIBUTION IN THE FORM OF STREAMING TO AN ENORMOUS CONNECTED-TV AUDIENCE.
We accept all genres and types, however to stream your content on our APPS/Channels, your submission must be family friendly. (No nudity, graphic adult language...this is actually dictated on Youtube and Roku, so if you're content is "acceptable" for them, then it will typically work for us too.) See Points 1-4 if you're interested in having your content streamed on our Connected TV Channels.
1.) Streamers, upload your content to www.Archive.org. We prefer Archive.org because it converts video to mp4 with a perfect encoder for streaming. Note: We do not download from youtube. Also, we do NOT license, grant, or imply any rights to anyone to rebroadcast, or download your content from our TV-Channels.
2.) Streamers, prepare a 1000w x 550h jpg image to represent your work. Please keep it under 100k.
3. Streamers, prepare a 1-2 sentence description of your film. You may INCLUDE your URL. In fact, we encourage you to place this at the end of your film too.
4. Streamers, you must own the content you submit and accept responsibility for all clearance, music-rights etc. You may stream your film for a ( minimum of 1 ) month. We do not claim any rights to your content. Now, email documents from #2, #3 and the point #1 link to firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER RULES & TERMS:
You give Metro permission to use a sample of your film-poster Art and/or small video clips of less than 30 seconds from your submission to promote the Metro Fest and our TV-APPS. (See www.moviesplus.org for links to our Channels.)
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Metro from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the content submitted.
FilmFreeway Rules & Terms are the official T.O.S for Metro and the related Streaming "Awards & Prizes."