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Registration for the Storieroad labs is now open! Includes 2 project submissions for the festival.

Individual submissions for the 2020 festival only will open in January.

The 2020 festival

is Sept 30 - Oct 4

in Duluth, MN

Competition Categories

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2019 Pitch Competition

SUBMISSION FEE

  • $15/project

  • If you submit your project in multiple categories you have to pay the fee multiple times.

  • To be fair to all creators, we do not grant fee waivers.

  • Works in progress are accepted in the pitch competition.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

New, high concept ideas across formats. If it has legs, we want it, whether it be short form or long form. We are looking for big scripted ideas and character driven stories.


You will need to submit a bio, a video or still image work sample that is representative of your past work, as well as the pitch for the project that you’d like to work on.

Note: When you navigate to the submission page, you can use the film/video option if your pitch includes a sizzle reel or other video links plus a pitch deck; or use the script option if your pitch is only a document presentation without video (pdf only please).

 

The project submitted can be a brand new concept, or an expansion of a project you’ve already been working on.  You may submit as a solo creator or as a team. The ideal participants for this program are creators who have already made an impact in film, episodic storytelling, or another medium and want to develop a project of a larger scope in 2019.

 
 

2019 Podcast Competition


SUBMISSION FEE
  • $25/project

  • If you submit your project in multiple categories you have to pay the fee multiple times.

  • To be fair to all creators, we do not grant fee waivers.

  • You do not need to submit video, audio only links are accepted.

INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

Submissions are welcome from all countries but must be in English.​

PREMIERE REQUIREMENTS

We have no premiere requirements. All projects are welcome to submit regardless of being previously screened at other festivals. Our focus is simply on finding the world's best shows and talent.

 

ACCEPTANCE PERKS

Projects selected will receive 1 complimentary Content Creator pass which give full access to the entire festival plus access to events for talent and industry executives. Additional passes for cast, crew, family and friends are not included.


SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Drama - Scripted

Comedy - Scripted

Drama - Nonfiction

Comedy - Nonfiction

New & Documentary

Opinion & Culture

Sports

Other​

RUNTIME REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 15 minutes of content, regardless of individual episode lengths.

 

2019 Series Competition

SUBMISSION FEE & DETAILS

 

  • $65/project

  • This Series Competition category is for visually produced pilots & series. Animation welcome.

  • Sizzle reels, works in progress, or show concept trailers should be entered in the Pitch competition.

  • Scripts should be entered in the Script competition.

  • If you submit your project in multiple categories you have to pay the fee multiple times.

  • To be fair to all creators, we do not grant fee waivers.

  • You MUST combine all episodes into one video file. We do not accept multiple files for multiple episodes.

INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED


Submissions are welcome from all countries but must be in English or have English subtitles.

SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENTS


Selections will be announced August 1st, 2019.

ACCEPTANCE CATEGORIES


There are two acceptance categories:

1) Official Screening Selection. A screening acceptance means your project has been selected to screen at the festival.

 

2) Network Notes. A network notes acceptance means your project has not been accepted to screen at the festival but has been selected for a free development meeting with one of our judges/executives to give you the notes and feedback about the project for future consideration.

PREMIERE REQUIREMENTS 


We have no premiere requirements. All projects are welcome to submit regardless of being previously screened at other festivals. Our focus is simply on finding the world's best shows and talent.

ACCEPTANCE PERKS


Projects selected to screen receive 1 live Q&A at the festival plus 2 complimentary Content Creator passes which give full access to the entire festival plus access to private VIP only parties for talent and industry executives. Attendance is required for festival screening. Additional passes for cast, crew, family and friends are not included.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Comedy Series (over 15 mins per episode)

Drama Series​ (over 15 mins per episode)

Comedy Minisode​ (under 15 mins per episode)

Drama Minisode (under 15 mins per episode)

Documentary

Reality

Short Film

2019 Script Competition

 

SUBMISSION FEE

 

  • $45/script

  • To be fair to all writers, we do not grant fee waivers.

  • Scripts may have a title page i

INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED


Submissions are welcome from all countries but must be in English.

 

SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENTS


Selections will be announced August 1st, 2019.

DETAILS & REQUIREMENTS


This script competition is for series scripts only - not films! Completed scripts should be between 25 and 60 pages.

 

Catalyst

Content

Festival

Contact us:

office@catalystories.com

(218) 208-0140

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1

Duluth, MN 55801

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