Lifetime Achievement Award


Sat, Oct 12, 4:30pm

NorShor Theatre, Duluth, MN

Catalyst Content:

Independent Series

Welcome to the incredible world of independent episodic content!

Enjoy this look back at the Best of 2018 while we gear up to launch the 2019 festival in October.

In order of appearance:


Jack & Jills, Best Documentary 2018
93 Miles, Short Film Nominee 2018
Revenge Tour, Best Short Drama 2018
White River Tales, Best Writing 2018
Nothingman, Best Drama Actor 2018
Patiri in the Promised Land, Best Drama Actress 2018
88, Best of Festival 2018
Avenues, Best Cinematography 2018
Currency, Best Drama Series 2018
New Adventures of Brobot Johnson, Best Editing 2018
Charlie Bee Company, Best Reality 2018
The Russian Cousin, Best Comedy Actress 2018
Susaneland, Best Short Comedy 2018
Monday, Best Short Film 2018
Taking a Hit, Best Comedy Actor 2018
Hustlebucks, Short Drama Nominee 2018
Tracy Buckles, Drama Nominee 2018

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Special Place


The Festival

Sept 30-Oct 4, 2020
15th Annual
Duluth, Minnesota

Catalyst Content Festival (formerly ITVFest) is an exciting industry marketplace for independently produced episodic programming.

Catalyst Stories is a year-round educational and professional development institute empowering creators to bring their narrative stories to fruition.


The rise of Indie TV over the last decade has led to the creation of a niche market of hundreds of high-quality television pilots and series that represent the next generation of showrunners and TV talent.


Our international community of writers, creators, directors, producers, actors, and executives are constantly creating and developing new content. Some of these shows have already streamed around the world on digital platforms, while others are never before seen programs that have only been viewed by our festival audience and executive friends.


We invite you to join us in discovering the world's best episodic shows and talent among the breathtaking foliage which allows everyone to relax, interact, and build genuine industry relationships.


"I walked away from that weekend feeling more inspired and motivated than ever before.”



Proud to bring together some of the best mentors from across the globe

Past Winners

Best Writing 2018
Best Drama Actor 2018
Best Drama 2018
Best Comedy 2018
Best Reality 2018
Best Drama 2017
Best of ITVFest 2017
Best Comedy 2017
Best Comedy Actor 2017
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Day Tickets & VIP Passes Available




Contact us:


(218) 208-0140

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1

Duluth, MN 55801

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