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SUPPORTING FILMMAKERS IS OUR MISSION

Metro is dedicated to supporting Filmmakers with Promotion, Screenings, and Distribution. 

Fragile Storm is one of the Seasons Best

THIS SEASON'S BEST

In Fragile Storm, award-winning filmmaker Dawn Fields (USA) pairs the talents of Lance Henriksen (Alien) with a Dramatic Horror story about an isolated couple who struggle with violent outbreaks brought on by one spouse’s deadly illness.  "Caring for a sick loved one is a challenging journey" - said Fields, who both co-wrote and directed the short film. “I wanted the audience to understand the ‘terror’ that is often felt on both sides."  Visit FragileStorm.com for more.  Nominated for Metro's Best of Show.

EXCELLENCE IN FILM & SPECIAL MENTION

Fantastic animation short

9 WAYS TO DRAW A PERSON

Film director, artist, animator Sasha Svirsky (RU) captures a person’s likeness through the Dada art movement.  Nominated for Best Animation, Svirsky invites us into the spontaneous potential of the animation and leads us into the world of irrepressible imagination enforced by an unidentified narration by Charles Maynes.

FTL, Sci-Fi short

FTL

Written and directed by Adam Stern (USA.) A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible.  With multiple Nominations for Best Acting. Stars Ty Olsson, Karin Konoval and Aliyah O'Brien. Published this Feb, with nearly 2 Million views, FTL is also Nominated for an Audience Choice Award. 
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Drama about drug use.

TRANSIENT

A Drama Directed by Seb Cox (UK) and a "UniTV Does Black Mirror" production about drugs that let you speak with the dead - and are part of the norm in society.  Nominated for its cinematography, Transient makes for an incredible achievement by a filmmaker with an impressive IMDB bio.

Horror film with a clever idea.  Nominee

THE ARMOIRE

Written and Directed by Evan Cooper (USA.)  A struggling actress moves to Hollywood where she discovers a piece of furniture in her apartment is haunted by a malicious ghost. Nominated for Best Horror Screenplay, and considered for best SpFX.  A very clever idea, and a refreshingly scary film without overly graphic violence.   

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

AUDIENCE CHOICE & FILMS OF MERIT

NOMINATED AND UNDER REVIEW IN 1 OR MORE CATEGORIES, NEW TITLES ARE COMING MID-AUGUST 

Asteria (Alexandre Arpentinier and Mathieu Blanchys) [Comedy, Animation]

A Shadow of Dara (Kirill Proskura) [Sci-Fi]

Bloodrun (Michael Freeman) [Sci-Fi, Horror]

Billions in Change Vol. 1 & 2 (Manoj Bhargava) (Documentary) [Infotainment]

Contact (Teal Greyhavens and Nikolai von Keller) [Sci-Fi]

Contact (Katy Wang) [Animation] [Experimental]

Don't Stare (Evan Starks) [Horror]

Drifter (Teal Greyhavens) [Thriller]

Hello Again (Tom Ruddock) [Comedy] [Drama] 

Kung Fury (David Sandberg) [Comedy]

9 Ways To Draw a Person (Sasha Svirsky) [Experimental]

Overtime (Craig D. Foster) [Drama]

Pakan (Imanuel Thallinger) [CGI]

Prism (Jackson Miller) [Fantasy]

72K (Mo Thamar) [New Media]

Seaside (Seb Cox) [Drama]

True Survivor (David Sandberg with David Hasselhoff) [Music Video]


 

SPOTLIGHT

Contact

Directed, animated by Katy Wang (UK) a subtle narrative, she draws you into her story. Nominated in several categories.

Narcose

Directed by Julie Gautier (FR.) Free Diver Guillaume Nery pushes the limits in this masterpiece from the Metro Archives.

9 Ways To Draw a Person 

Many of the “ways” of drawing shows that there is no 1, or two, or nine ways to be.  A Nominee.

GUIDELINES

Our mission is to help Filmmakers, serving you is our top priority.

"Take the Metro."  That's something often heard everyday, across the globe in cities like Boston, Chicago, LA, London, New York, Sydney, and Vancouver.  A Metro is a system that helps people get from a starting point to an endpoint -- it's a method to reach one's goals.  And much like a fast moving train, The Metro Film & TV Awards help Filmmakers reach their goals by way of direct opportunities for recognition and publicity of high quality films and new media.


The Metro Film & TV Awards is not a traditional Festival or Competition.

Metro has established itself as a uniquely positioned organization that offers a filmmaker worldwide exposure through awards, promotion, screenings, and distribution. Metro's mission is to help filmmakers who create outstanding entertainment achieve the positive publicity and credibility they deserve.

The Metro Film & TV Awards is an International competition that seeks out unique content of all Genres and types, including new-media. Metro discovers and honors those who produce high quality work.

Metro supports filmmakers during the season and long after a nomination or win. It promotes it's Nominees, Official Selections and Award winners through social networking, websites, and Android Apps. Additionally, Metro may stream trailers/promo-videos to publicize the Festival and its participants by means of Connected TV (CTV) channels (Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Smart TV.) The current reach is to an audience of over 425,000 subscribers.

 

Optional Distribution.

An opportunity for Distribution is offered through Metro's distribution partners. After a work has been submitted, and only (if) a filmmaker is interested, then Metro will consider the content for non-exclusive Distribution through one or more well established connected television platforms.

The audience reach for Metro distribution partners is predicted to be 1 Million in 2019. To be clear, this is an optional part of the Metro experience that is a merit based negotiation. If ready for distribution or CTV presence now, Email Metro, or phone and leave a voice-message (U.S.)


Online Distribution.

A filmmaker may submit Youtube content without negotiation or entering the Festival. Visit Metro on Youtube to easily add video to the Playlist, and if it has favourable ratings or total views, Metro will automatically add it to the "Movies Plus TV" Youtube-Android app.


A Success Story.

Alexander Pimentel, Director of "Down River" streamed his feature film on Metro's distribution partner "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 at this link.


Where the filmmakers are from, and how do they get here.

The Metro TV & Film Awards are International in scope and support content from across the globe, and from every distribution-territory.  Getting on the Metro radar usually happens in one of three ways.

1.) Filmmakers find us through an Android App, Connected Television Channel (CTV) -- Internet, or word of mouth.  

2.) The Metro staff discovers a film on the Internet or at any number of Film Festivals.  

3.) A fan may choose to Nominate their favorite film/show through this website or social media.


What kind of media.

The Metro Film & TV Awards are an excellent venue for film, new and experimental media, television programs, TV Pilots, animation, educational programs, remixes & mashups, movie trailers, music videos, web TV programs and webisodes, featurettes and works in progress.

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 -- however, a Venue or Distribution partner may have limitations on nudity, graphic violence, and adult-language.


Judging and Award Levels.

Metro celebrates quality and creativity in several levels of awards including the Heart of Gold Awards, the Audience Choice Awards, The Best of Show, Excellence in Film, Special Mention, Films of Merit, and Special Recognition.

All Award Levels are curated by the Festival Director and additionally judged by seasoned professionals. Outside judges are appointed for review as needed. The Festival Director assures consistency among judges and the overall direction of the Festival.

Entries do not compete against each other. Instead, entries are judged against a high standard of merit and are scored using a point system.

A monthly and annual competition, no fixed number of awards are granted at any level but rather fluctuate based on the total number of entries received for each competition deadline. Next season's Best of Show winner will receive the prestigious Metro Statuette, and monthly participants may contact our team to order their Statuette or Plaque and pay the production and shipping costs. More...


Notification.

Each submission received through The Metro Film & TV Awards website or any Metro film portal will be contacted via electronic mail to confirm entry.

The judges "result-letters" will be sent by email to all participants about two to six weeks after Judges have made their final decisions.

All participants are provided the opportunity to acquire statuettes, plaques, gold labels, and other keepsakes to commemorate their achievement.


Rules/Eligibility.

•Media Kits are not required, however written comments describing entries, including Genre/type are helpful in English please.

•Submissions in other than English must be subtitled. 

•Multiple entries are allowed from a filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories. 

•The entry fee is currently WAIVED (aka FREE) for early entries. Limited free spots are available during the early entry period scheduled to expire December 31, 2018. Enter now. 

•Please provide an online link to your submission and be sure to include a password (if required.) Entries may be submitted by the online services. 

•Metro prefers fresh material, however release dates and previous distribution windows are not as important to Metro as the entertainment value of content.


The Metro Film & TV Awards Statuettes, Plaques and more.

The Metro Statuette's and Plaque's are exceptional in the Film and Television industry.  These works of art honor works of art.   Covered* with your choice of Gold, Silver, or Brass the Statuette is manufactured by the company that makes some of the worlds’ most beautiful awards.  

A step up from standard printed Certificates, Metro offers Official Selection and Nominee Plaques in Gold Leaf* to all participants.  *Limited availability.  More...


TO SUBMIT OR NOMINATE A FILM YOU NEED TO:

1. Comply with the Preselection conditions.

2. As an Early-Entry, this qualifies you to free submission (no Festival entry fees.) Free-entry-spots are limited, deadline is scheduled for Dec. 31 2018.

3. A Nomination made on behalf of a Filmmaker will qualify for (point #2) but Metro will need to verify the Submission with the content owner.

4. If content is chosen as an Official Selection then Filmmaker must adhere to the Festival Rules as written herein and Metro TOS.

5. Online Submissions only.  No mail entries are accepted at this time.

6. The online form is for NOMINATIONS only.  Filmmakers must use a submission service to officially enter the Fest, METRO DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE!



METRO USES THESE SUBMISSION SERVICES

Submit your film with FilmFreeway

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.

Submit with Film Festival Life

We encourage committed filmmakers to submit via FilmFestivalLife. With monthly subscriptions and pro accounts FilmFestivalLife is the smartest way to save money with a strategic approach. Join the platform where award-winning filmmakers and quality festivals meet.

Submit your film with MoviBeta

More than a Foreign Film Submission service, MoviBeta is the place for filmmakers who create great International content.

A new partner is coming soon.

Another partner is coming soon. Metro aims to partner with those you trust, and those who are affordable.  We do NOT make a cent from Submission Partners or services like Blogs and other methods of referral.

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