DECEMBER 22, 2021 -
JANUARY 2, 2022
NOTE: A Christmas Story, It's a Wonderful Life,
Miracle on 34th Street, Rudolph the Red Nosed
Reindeer, even Die Hard are all great Christmas
movies. Now you have the chance to create your own
unique holiday classic! We are holding a special
Christmas edition of McCarty Metro Film
Project so you, along with your family and friends,
can do something fun together this holiday season.
This year, I am already giving you a head start by
posting the concept... Your
film has to be Christmas related.
It can be comedic, dramatic, action, adventure,
sci-fi, romantic, or any other genre... it just
has to have a Christmas theme, include 3 other
details which will be posted on this website at
9pm on December 22, and abide be the other rules
below. Start thinking up your story, casting your
characters, and get ready to have some fun during the holidays!
and The McCarty Metro are announcing their 11th McCarty
Metro Film Project, which will take place from
December 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022. This is a special
Christmas project, and all participants will have a full
"12 Days Of Christmas" to complete their submission.
Once again, the event is open to everyone so pass this
along to friends or others who may be interested. We are looking for people get an
idea of a film in accordance with the rules posted on this website
on December 22, then over
the next 12 days, write, act, direct and produce a short 4 minute or less movie and
submit it to the McCarty Metro by 11:59 pm Sunday, January 2nd.
Starting Wednesday, December 22 at 9pm, you will have 12 days over
Christmas and New Year's to write, shoot, and edit a short 4 minute or less film that meets the set
guidelines laid out in “Details” below.
All entries will be featured on the McCarty Metro website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter
On Wednesday, December 22 at 9pm EDT, we will have
a link at the top of this page with the 4 specific
details that MUST be part of your video. Be sure to check
back on or after December 22 for the specifics. Included in
that link will be the following...
THE CONCEPT OF THE VIDEO - A
THAT MUST BE SAID IN YOUR VIDEO
THAT MUST APPEAR IN YOUR VIDEO
A FOURTH REQUIREMENT
Submissions should be 4 minutes or less, and they must abide by the 4 required details listed above.
Your film must fit our overall concept of Christmas, must
include our posted phrase, must include our posted object, and
must meet the 4th requirement. We do this to ensure no films are
fully written, shot, or edited before the beginning of our
contest. Once again, I will post the official list of phrases, objects, and the
final requirement at the time listed
When finished, you need to save your video on your computer.
Go to http://www.youtube.com
and create a YouTube account
(If you don't have one already).
Click the Upload button to upload your video. While uploading, you
can provide more info. In the description,
please provide the names of people involved in your production,
the production team name if you have one (ours is Bradric
Once the upload is complete, YouTube will provide you with the web
address link that your video can be viewed from by us and others.
E-Mail that link to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also in the email, provide us the name of the video,
info of your staff, actors, etc., and production team name (if you
Your finished film must be uploaded before
Sunday, January 2nd at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Videos should be no longer than 4 minutes in length.
Videos cannot include any explicit content (Obscene language,
nudity, sexual situations, etc.)
be about Christmas, use our posted phrase, our posted
object, and also the 4th
Videos must be uploaded
on or before Sunday, January 2 at 11:59PM Eastern
Videos cannot contain copyrighted music. Only music you create,
own the rights to, or that is public domain and royalty free is
don’t have a nice camera. And all I’ve got is Windows Movie
Maker/iMovie. Can I still compete?
A: Absolutely! If you have a good script, we don’t care about the video quality. Just do the best with what you
have. We want everyone to compete!
Q: Does my
film have to be ABOUT the phrase and object I choose?
A: Not at all. As long as the phrase is spoken at some point in
the film, and the object is in the camera’s view at some point
in the film, you are good!
Q: What kind
of music is permissible for inclusion in my film?
A: Either music you created, own the rights to, or public domain,
royalty-free music. There are a ton of websites that offer this
kind of music for download, completely free. Just because you
own a band’s CD does not give you the “rights” to use it in
your own production.
If you have any further questions, send an email
and I will reply to you and/or post it here in the FAQ section.
rules and guidelines will be posted on The McCarty Metro
and available for download on Wednesday, December 22nd at 9pm.