How to Submit

  • Entires will open October 1st, 2020.
  • Entries must be received by October 31st, 2020.
  • Entries need to be available for download through Dropbox, Vimeo (with downloading enabled), Google Drive, or similar service.

Format

  • Quicktime (H.264, ProRes)
  • 1920×1080
  • 4 minutes max
  • Online submissions only

Submission Form

MET 2020 Entry Submission Form

Fees

There is no entry fee.

Categories

Professional
Work produced as “Work for Hire”.
Includes but is not limited to:

  • Broadcast
  • Social Media
  • Interactive (AR/VR)
  • Medical
  • Film/TV
  • Pro Bono work for a client

Independent
Work produced without a client.
Includes but is not limited to:

  • Self Promotion
  • Short Film
  • Experimental

Student
Work produced as part of an educational curriculum.

  • Reels
  • Short Film
  • Modeling Turntables
  • Experimental

We do not accept

  • Reels (unless a Student)
  • Music Videos

Submission Guidelines

  • Produced or released after October 31st, 2019.
  • Generated or manipulated by computer.
  • Produced in Minnesota or surrounding regions.
  • The submissions that are included in the MET Show Reel will be determined by the Jury. Each entry will be judged separately and in its entirety.
  • Running time: 4 minutes or less. All pieces should be edited down to 4 minutes or less so that we can show as many pieces as possible in our 55 to 70 minute screening. Due to the limited length of the reel, the jury may give preference to shorter pieces, or request to show only a portion of longer submissions. This may occur even when a submission is less than 4 minutes long.
  • Entries will be judged based on various features including: concept/story, look and feel, objectives/success, innovation/creativity, animation, modeling, and audio.
  • We will not be accepting submissions through mail.

Jury Selection

  • There is an open call for jury applications.
  • Jury applicants must live or work in Minnesota or closely surrounding area.
  • Jury applicants should have an intense interest in and/or understanding of the local motion graphics/vfx/animation industry.
  • Members of the jury are drawn randomly from the from all applicants with the goal of having equal representation from the Student, Independent, and Professional categories. Additionally, up to two jurors may be selected by the Minnesota Electronic Theater committee.
  • Judging details will be provided to you once you have been selected as a juror.

Jury Application Form

MET 2020 Jury Application Form

Awards

Awards will be given to Outstanding Professional, Outstanding Independent, and Outstanding Student. Additional awards categories will be considered by the jury.