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.
FALL, 2017 WINNERS
There Could Be Nothing After This
(Most Thought-Provoking Film)
A mother seeks closure.
(Best Short Film)
Three brothers find refuge and redemption from a troubled home through their love of fly fishing for steelhead and the enduring relationships
they forge on the river.
Mr. Connolly Has ALS
(Best Documentary Film)
A high school principal is embraced by his community as he continues to lead the school, despite rapidly losing his ability to walk and speak due to the debilitating effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).