How to Submit

  • Entires will open October 1st, 2021.
  • Entries must be received by October 31st, 2021.
  • Entries need to be available for download through Dropbox, Google Drive, or similar service.

Format

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

Submission Form

Submissions for MET 2021 are closed.

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, 2020.
  • 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 Application Form

Applications for the Jury for MET 2021 are closed.

Jury Selection

  • There is an open call for jury applications.
  • Jury applications will close October 31st, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Those selected to be jurors will be sent a compilation reel of all of the entries and will have from Nov 8th to Nov 18th 7pm to fill out a judge’s scoring form.
  • For those selected to be jurors, there will an optional meeting on Nov 18th at 7pm to discuss which entries should be included in the final show and what additional awards should be given out (if any).

Awards

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