Press Release (ePRNews.com) - PORTLAND, Ore. - Jan 13, 2018 - The Metamora Film Festival has announced their fall, 2017 online film winners that aim to Inspire, Transform and Educate viewers, the festival’s mission statement. Film Director, Matt Duhamel along with judges from Metamora Films (http://www.metamorafilms.org) focus on film submissions that have the power for positive change while inspiring others to be a driving force in our communities and society at large.
Mr. Connolly Has ALS, which was selected by the Metamora Film Festival as the Best Documentary Film this season, is about a high school principal who’s embraced by his community as he continues to lead the school, despite rapidly losing his ability to walk and speak due to the debilitating effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
The Metamora Film Festival has teamed up with Portland, Oregon’s, Open Signal (https://www.opensignalpdx.org/) All film winners will have their film aired on TV to a potential viewing audience of 400,000. In addition, film winners will receive a FREE 1-year subscription hpxsn ($299 value) to iPitch.TV which includes a platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives.
For more information on award winners or to submit your film, please visit the Metamora Film Festival http://www.metamorafilmfestival.com
Most Documentary Film:
Mr. Connolly Has ALS (Director, Dan Habib)
Mr. Connolly Has ALS chronicles Connolly’s final year as principal.
Best Student Film:
Pluto (Director, Tiger Ji)
A lonely young man believes that the only way to find joy is to run away to Pluto.
Most Thought Provoking Film:
There Could Be Nothing After This (Director, Andrew Huggins)
A mother seeks closure.
Best Short Film:
Brothers (Director, Randy Kerr)
Three brothers find refuge and redemption from a troubled home through their love of fly fishing for steelhead and the enduring relationships they forge on the river.