Deadline; 24 June 2023
Call for entries

October 4th-7th, 2023 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Catalyst champions episodic & long-form storytellers of all levels as they develop their stories and advance their careers- and lowers the barriers between creators, producers, and the industry.

The festival accepts episodic/serialized/long-form content of any genre, length, style, and type: comedy, drama, thriller, scripted, unscripted, documentary, limited series, social media, short form, podcast, reality, animation, kids, etc. Projects can have any number of episodes and be in any stage of development: pitch, script, in-production, post-production, or completed produced video. Projects with an average runtime of 15 minutes or less per episode will be considered “short form”. **Catalyst does not accept feature films.

The Catalyst Content Festival runs from Oct 4th-7th, 2023 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. To be considered, all entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM PST on June 24, 2023. Each person or entity seeking to enter the Festival Competition must submit as described above. By entering, entrants agree to these Official Entry Rules:
Catalyst is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older, as well as entrants under the age of 18 whose entries are accompanied by written parental consent to the terms of these Official Entry Rules.

The official panel of Jurors, consisting of representatives selected at the sole discretion of the Catalyst, will judge the entries based on the following criteria: (i) writing (ii) acting (iii) concept (iv) originality and creativity, and (v) production.

For submissions in the Pitch category, the award process includes a live competition in Duluth, MN during the festival. Selection is based on the submitted pitch deck and awards will be granted based upon presentations at the live competition.

Entry Fee: $65

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