INSPIRE. TRANSFORM. EDUCATE.

Metamora Film Festival (Online) is held 3x a year: spring, summer and fall. The festival showcases independent film from all over the world.  We encourage indie filmmakers to submit their inspiring, thought-provoking and educational works.

Metamora Film Festival offers “low fee” submissions in four different categories:  documentary, short film, thought-provoking film and student film.

THE POWER OF FILM

We believe that film has the power to change the world for the better.  Here are two examples of how film change effect positive change:

  • Former Vice President Al Gore won a Nobel Peace Prize after his film An Inconvenient Truth changed the world’s approach toward a controversial issue by weaving complex science with storytelling. All the key facts of global warming had been penned by academics, discussed among government leaders and covered on the evening news long before his film was released in 2006. Yet the film did something new to sway minds and change attitudes.
  • The activist documentary Food, Inc. took a candid look at the cost industrial food production has on the public, delivering a stunning exposé on the food industry and how it interacts with water, air and people’s health, particularly children. The film helped influence important policy, such as the Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization and Food Safety Act.

SUMMER, 2017 WINNERS

Joe, Searching
(Most Thought-Provoking Film)

A man who trains his own cadaver dogs to search for women who went missing in the Irish midlands during the 1990’s, is frustrated by the lack of response and help from officials.

 

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Adapt Your Mind
(Best Short Film)

This film brings surf as a social inclusion tool and transforming agent for the characters win their limits and overcome adversity of life. The sea acts like an element of equality and in the connection between body, mind, self knowledge and direct contact of man with nature.

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Innocence
(Best Student Film)

A young boy uses a game he plays with his little sister to protect his family from their mother’s abusive boyfriend.

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Perception: From Prison to Purpose
(Best Documentary Film)

On April 14th, 2009, Noah Schultz was arrested for attempted murder in Portland, Oregon. This is the story of his transformation. During his seven years of incarceration, Noah took advantage of every program, workshop and educational service provided. He pushed himself not only to be better, but to challenge our perceptions of what it means to be an inmate.

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