MetaFest 2008 and Designer Hillman Curtis

Metacafe, one of the world’s largest video entertainment sites with 30 million unique visitors per month, and with Microcinema International, a leading international exhibitor and specialty markets distributor of the "moving image arts,” are teaming to create and curate MetaFest 2008.

MetaFest 2008 is a juried short-film festival that combines the best of the on- and off-line worlds.

MetaFest accepts films 10 minutes or less in length - animated, narrative, humorous, artistic, dramatic, documentary, mockumentary, music, experimental, alternative or avant-garde in any genre, format or style. There are no entry fees and multiple submissions are encouraged.

The MetaFest jury includes includes legendary designer and filmmaker Hillman Curtis, and Glenn R. Phillips, senior project specialist and consulting curator of contemporary programs for the Getty Research Institute.

The jury will select a grand prize winner who will be awarded $5,000 cash and a “short-short” award winner for outstanding work in a video of three minutes or less who will receive $2,000 cash. Two audience-choice award winners – one selected at the theatrical premiere and one selected by Metacafe viewers – will receive $1,000 each as well as DVD selections worth $250 from the Microcinema DVD catalog. All award winners will be prominently featured on the Metacafe home page for 10 days and receive additional exposure through marketing and publicity efforts.

Selected films will have a theatrical premiere in San Francisco in November 2008, will be showcased on Metacafe.com for six months, and be screened at dozens of “microcinema” events across the U.S. and around the world through the first half of 2009.

Visit VideosHub | Popular Internet Videos for details and to upload your film for consideration through September 10th.