!.) AN ONLINE SCREENING AND BROADCAST FEST!
2.) A direct pathway to assist you in showcasing your stories to the industry, advancing your career goals, and growing your professional network.
3.) A chance to Screen your Pilot, Work in Progress, Series, or completed Film. Trailers are FREE.
4.) Metro gives those who enter our Festival the option for Publicity and Promotion on our TV Channels and Mobile Apps. Get streamed to over 1 Million Subscribers on our Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Android Apps. Our filmmakers have used Metro as a Launch-Pad for getting Distribution deals.
A SUCCESS STORY...
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 "Down River" movie distributed by Green Apple Entertainment. This is a Direct Result of using our Services:
Alex's career continues to rise, here's his latest film distributed by Green Apple Entertainment:
MORE ABOUT US....
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 with my film/show?
A: Two ways!
1. Following our Festival guidelines: You may place your website or other info on your film, art, and description. That's (three) points of direction that will send the audience to your point of sale. We encourage you to direct the audience to your own website OR use a service like Redbubble or Zazzle. (Example, you could use CD-Baby or Amazon Create to sell DVD discs, and Cafepress to sell Mugs and T-Shirts.)
2. Outside of our Festival Guidelines: We work with www.FluentialTV.com an independent Television service (aka aggregator.) FluentialTV will put your content on TV, and they usually do it for a modest fee to cover setup, encoding, and bandwidth.
Q: Where can I watch the Festival's movies and TV programs?
A: On Roku, Android, and Amazon Fire-TV devices via our TV-APPS. Programming is free and ad-free.
Q: How do I get your Channels or check out your TV-APPS?
A: Visit www.MoviesPlus.org for links -- includes Roku, Amazon & 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.
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 YOUR VIDEO TO AN ENORMOUS CONNECTED-TV AUDIENCE.
For examples of our TMN and Moviesplus TV channels please visit http://www.moviesplus.org/tv-apps/
A note about our Distribution partner, www.FluentialTV.com. FluentialTV works outside of our Festival as an Aggregator. For your best results, they can be contacted (after) you have entered our Festival. You simply would tell them that you've been selected by Metro, and then they will be willing to look at your film for distribution and streaming on Television.
ABOUT THIS FEST!
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."