1.) 2021 A MONTHLY ONLINE SCREENING AND BROADCAST CONTEST FOR $20 OR LESS!
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 200,000 Subscribers on our Roku and Amazon Fire TV channels, and over 10,000 on our new Android App.
HOW YOU MAY LEVERAGE METRO...
Our filmmakers have used Metro as a Launch-Pad for getting Distribution deals, here's one:
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 film, The Directive. Watch Alex's film on HULU. This success story is a direct result of his proactive use of Metro resources.
Read the News Article about Alex on our Film Freeway page.
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 video AD's that play about every 13 minutes..
Q: What methods do you use to monetize films and TV shows?
A. AD-REV SHARE (see description below.)
B. ANCILLARY PRODUCT SALES (You know, like those neat Marvel soda-pop cups you get at McDonalds.)
MORE ABOUT US...
1.. We encourage you to place your website-URL and mission statement on your film's POSTER-ART. This art is the first thing that people see on our TV channels.
2. Put your Website address or Point of sale address on your VIDEO-DESCRIPTION. When our audience selects a film to watch, then your film's description pops up, and you may tell them how to buy your DVD or other product here.
3. Publicize your film studio or Swag at the start/end of your FILM. If a person likes your movie, then they'll be encouraged to visit your website to buy a T-Shirt or other ancillary product.
4. AD REVENUE: We partner with FILM ORGANIZATIONS. IF you are a member of a group of filmmakers, then we can offer your group a portion of the advertising revenue. Please note that this arrangement is something we do on a case by case basis for FILM MEETUP's, Film Societies, and other organizations that have over 50 members, and at least 50 films in their library of content.
Q & A...
Q: Where can I watch the Festival's movies and TV programs?
A: On Roku, Android, and Amazon Fire-TV devices. Programming is free and it's free to add the channels and apps. (Buy a Roku/Fire for about 25 bucks, it's a one-time fee and you simply plug it into your TV.)
Q: How do I get your Channels or check out your TV-APPS?
A: Visit https://blog.martianpoop.com/tv-apps/ (Links on this page point to Roku, Amazon, and Googleplay.) See our Film Freeway page for a list of direct links to our channels.
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!
Ileana Gómez: GREAT FESTIVAL!!! I´M SO GLAD!! EXCELLENCE AND QUALITY!!
Esteban Carbajal: Fantastic Festival ! Can't believe our film was ONE of the selected , what an honor ! We will definitely try to submit again in the future :-). Thank you very much !
Damien Donnelly: Wonderful Festival. Great Communicators ! Worth a submission.
Chris Micallef: This is indeed a great festival. There is good communication all round. Highly commendable. Chris & Maurice Micallef MALTA
Peter Sacco: This is a wonderful festival! What a great group of folks to work with!
Karim Missouri: "A fairly new but extraordinarily graceful film festival. We had a great experience. Very professional team and a fair selection process. Looking forward to submit again with other upcoming projects."
Kevin Hogan: "Excellent communication and engagement. Thank you for a well run and productive award festival."
Stephen Longhurst: "Happy award winner."
Patrick Devaney : "Loved having Impervia be a part of this. THANK YOU!!"
Chris Hall: "Excited to have our short film "This Day Sucks" as part of this festival. Really looking forward to the added bonus of distribution for additional exposure and potential network. Thank you for taking the time to put all this together!"
Ivor Imcdamack: "Absolutely amazed to finally see the category Awards of Excellence for both 'Let it Go' directed by @sansuk87 [Sandeep Sukumaran] and 'The Click' directed by @sachinramdas [Sachin Ramdas] from the Metro Film and TV Awards in Detroit, USA and absolutely thrilled to See our talented director @sachinramdas win best direction for 'The Click'. God bless. More to come. More films to make. Here's to great filmmakers and to the super teams who made this happen."
Biswanath Rath: "Such a memorable moment in the exciting journey of our Documentary 'Kotpad Weaving'! Received this beautiful Award from the festival authorities of 'Metro Film & TV Awards'! 1.5 years back, when we were shooting the documentary, all we wanted was to make the story of Kotpad Handloom known to the world. Today when the story gets recongised and awarded at USA, I think everyone associated with this documentary (directly/indirectly) has got a reason to cheer up, celebrate! Dedicating this award to 'Kotpad Dyers and Weavers'! Kudos! :) Tons of thanks Metro Film & TV Awards, Moviesplus Apps, Metro Film Festival! "
2020 -- LIPSTICK. Drama/Horror. Watch it on Youtube OR in full screen on TV, add our TV-APPS " TMN" or "Movies Plus." (Simply get a Roku/Fire device for about $25 and connect it to your TV, then watch for free.)
2019 -- SKIN. Short Drama. Directed by Guy Nattiv. WINNER Best INTL Human Rights Film. Watch Full Movie
Metro Film & TV Awards proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway, it's free for trailers, $10 for shorts.
(FFL is going out of biz) We'll fill this slot with another service (hopefully.)
(Movibeta is not used for our 2021 contest.) "More than a Foreign Film Submission service, MoviBeta is the place for filmmakers who create great International content." Movibeta was used for our 2018 and 2019 Festivals.
Metro is listed here, you may read about us (these blog entries go back a few years.) (We are also listed on World Film Presentation and Festival Focus but we don't use their submission svcs.)