Video sharing site Metacafe is partnering with Microcinema to launch the MetaFest online-offline film festival. Interested filmmakers can submit their works (ten minutes or less) through Metacafe between now and September 10, 2008.
The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 cash, and there will be a $2,000 cash prize for the “short-short” winner with the best film three minutes or less. Select films will be featured online at Metacafe for six months as well as be a part of the live, offline component with theatrical screenings in San Francisco as well as 60 to 80 other locations across the U.S. and Europe.
Online TV service Babelgum recently concluded its online film fest and announced its winners at Cannes.