05 September, 2011

What is #MTOS ?

Movie Talk On Sunday is an initiative to get the Twitter Film Community together at one time and one day each week to discuss various film related topics. The aim of the whole exercise, besides having fun, is to find new individuals who share the same passion for films as you do and also in the process find out about the different aspects of films. You can count on finding out about new movies, interesting trivia, and who knows even gossip.

How Does It Work?

It really is simple. There are 10 questions. We will throw out 1 question relating to the week's topic every 10 minutes starting at 20:00 UK Time every Sunday evening. All the questions and subsequent answers/discussions, by you, should simply be followed by the hash-tag #MTOS. In your Twitter "search" you can type in #MTOS and follow what everyone is saying and henceforth answer back and take part. If you "like" someone's answer simply Re-Tweet it like you would normally on Twitter.

In order to make #MTOS more interactive we have started asking everyone to post their blog links related to the topic of the week throughout the week with the hashtag  (#MTOS) so that everyone can simple search #MTOS at any time and read interesting write-ups before the actual event that Sunday.

#MTOS is all about you. We will try and make the questions open ended with multiple answers. Let the discussions go off in a tangent if you find someone who agrees/disagrees with what you think. Just remember to #MTOS everything so someone neither one of you follow can also join in.

Important : Please, please, please avoid profanity and behave in a civilized manner.

As #MTOS is growing and the purpose of the whole exercise is to promote the Film Community, we have started having a "Host" for each event on Sunday. If you would like to host a #MTOS please drop @raghavmodi or @askimrach a line and we will sort it out. As a host you will work with us and come up with a topic and then subsequent questions relating to the topic to post on the Sunday of your hosting. You get to blog about it in advance and it's also a great way to get more twitter followers.

The host will be blogging each week (Tuesday) about the topic and the 10 questions in advance so that you can visit the post and be prepared come Sunday evening.

I am sure a lot of people will find that the time does not work for them. Unfortunately, we are unable to satisfy all your needs, just like a film, we simply cannot please everyone :-)

In case you like #MTOS and want to support it, please feel free to add a banner to your blog about #MTOS or simply talk about it on twitter.

Any questions or suggestions please comment below. Please RT this post and also please make it to the talk.

Thank you and see you on Sunday!


  1. How do I know the 20:00 GMT time in my country? I live in Philippines.

  2. This might be bad news, but it's going to be about 4:00 am for you

  3. Whose twitter account do i follow to know the #MTOS question of the day?

  4. Hi Tiff, Sorry about the late reply. The "Host" changes each week. So just follow #MTOS on twitter and you can catch up on who is hosting on Sunday. The questions go up on the hosts blog on Tuesday. Alternatively, you can follow me (@raghavmodi) or Rachel (@askimrach) as we RT links to all the #MTOS news and questions etc. Cheers!

  5. Do I need to have a film related blog to join in?

    1. Not at all ... It's a free chat and you just need to follow the hashtag on the day and time and take part. Thanks

  6. This sounds really great. I thought it was only for UK folks but seems like not so I'm going to join you!