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Berlinale 2021: European Film Market

The 2021 Berlinale is being held in two parts, the European Film Market (EFM), restricted to  the industry and the press, from March 1-5, and the public film festival, the Summer Special, scheduled for June 9-20 in Berlin cinemas and open air venues with jury members and award winners. The second component, if staged, will continue Berlinale’s tradition as the world’s biggest public film festival.  To date, the EFM has been very successful, with achievement similar to tha...

Sundance Film Festival 2021 : Context and Data

by Claus Mueller,  New York The Sundance 2021 festival is covered in  two parts. In this first part the new context for Sundance 2021 is discussed; its customized festival model, the audience Sundance reached this year, and a listing of productions purchased to date, as well as the sponsors supporting this year’s edition. In the second part, which will be posted next week, I will review several features and documentaries. The radical film and telev...



Streaming TV & Film Festival

1.) A direct pathway to assist you in showcasing your stories to the industry, advancing your career goals, and growing your professional network.

2.) A chance to Screen your Pilot, Work in Progress, Series, or completed Film. Trailers are FREE.

3.) 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.

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 feature film.


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.)

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: 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 (Links on this page point to Roku, Amazon, and Googleplay.) See Rules below for direct links to our channels.

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!




$4 and (free for trailers) to enter our Festival and it's free to stream your film/show to our Smart 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 ...

FREE Broadcast your TRAILER on Roku and Amazon Fire TV

A FREE BROADCAST OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR TRAILER: Metro gives those who enter our Festival the option for free promotion on our TV Channels. If you like, we'll stream your Trailer or Teaser on our Roku and Amazon Fire TV Channels. This is FREE PUBLICITY for your film/show to over 500,000 Subscribers on "Connected TV." Check out a sample of our Connected TV-APPS on   ADDITIONAL PUBLICITY: Metro publicizes the Festival online through our Website, Social Netwo...

Variety TV Summit Europe Coming to London on June 13 will be covering Variety's TV summit Europe which will be happening as part of London Tech Week. The conference is co-organised by Variety and global events company Informa’s KNect365 division. The one-day summit will focus on the intersection of content and tech within the multiplatform TV industry, and feature speakers across legacy and new networks, digital platforms, and services and technology partners. “We are pleased to partner with KNect365 to expan...

IndieBOOM! Festival

The IndieBOOM! Festival is now accepting short films and videos in all categories, and unproduced screenplays. Submissions are open until Nov. 3. IndieBOOM! runs from Dec. 18, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018 streaming worldwide, online at and on a Roku channel with over 16K subscribers. Created by the award-winning Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

We’re in the middle of a new indie boom, and it deserves a new kind of festival. IndieBOOM! helps you promote your work and increase your fanbase, which you take with you as you crowdfund and pitch future projects. Category winners are chosen by view count, with the overall most-viewed selection winning $500. A jury of industry pros will award a Jury Prize to their favorite selection, regardless of views. All winning films and videos will also receive a one-year, non-exclusive distribution deal on BKOD.

Our winning screenplay will receive a professional consultation with a Los Angeles based story analyst and more!

Learn more about IndieBOOM! and enter your films, videos and screenplays at and

The International Streaming Festival {The Hague}

The Streaming Festival is an art event for independent artists exhibiting unconventional audiovisual art from all over the world.

This event takes place once a year. Anyone with an internet connection can plug into a festival stream from any location, at any given time and start watching contemporary art and films.



The 5th edition will be held from 1 to 5 December 2010

Open call for submissions.
Deadline for submissions: 25 October 2010. All genres accepted. No length limit. No entry fee.

The Streaming Festival is an art event for independent artists exhibiting unconventional audiovisual art.
The 5th edition will be held from 1 to 5 December 2010.

Online submission form:


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