SUBMISSION DETAILS
Types of Content Accepted
  • Narrative/episodic/serialized content of any genre, style, and type: comedy, drama, thriller, scripted, unscripted, documentary, social media, influencer, short form,"half-hour", "hour-long", radio, podcast, reality, talk show, game show, animation, kids, gaming, VR, mobile, etc.

  • Short films under 15 minutes in length may be submitted in the minisodic category.

  • Projects can be in any stage of development: pitch, script, in-production, post-production, or completed.

  • Your project can have any number of episodes. Projects with a produced runtime of 14-minutes or less per episode will be considered "short form" and placed in the minisodic category. Individual episodes cannot be greater than 70 minutes in length.

Types of Content Not Accepted

Feature films

Submission Deadline

  • Open everyday, year-round

  • Projects received on or before July 3, 2020 will be considered for 2020 awards

  • Projects received after July 3, 2020 will be considered for 2021 awards

HOW TO SUBMIT

Catalyst has two paths:

(1) The Storieroad Institute ($19/mth) designed to help advance your projects & overall career.

(2) The Festival Only ($59/project) designed to showcase your project at the annual festival.

 

Choose the pathway that is best for you based on what you want to achieve with your projects.

Storieroad
Festival Only

Festival project submission

Festival awards consideration

​Festival networking events

Festival Creator Badge

Marketplace pitch meeting*

Network notes development meeting*

Storieroad Institute events

Career mentorship sign-ups

Private Storieroad online group

Jobs board access

PATHWAY 1
STORIEROAD INSTITUTE, MEETINGS & FESTIVAL

Register for Storieroad if your goal is to participate in: 

  • festival screenings & awards

  • network notes development meetings (if selected)

  • marketplace pitch meetings (if selected)

  • networking events

  • Storieroad institute events

  • mentorship signups

  • jobs board access

Storieroad also includes:

  • 1 festival project submission fee

  • 1 Creator VIP festival badge

 

Scholarship discounts are available.

Email office@catalystories.com to request an application.

$19/mth

was $29

$195/yr

$299

PATHWAY 2
FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION ONLY

$59/submission

If you are only interested in festival screenings and awards, and do not want to participate in the Storieroad meetings and events, submit your project via Film Freeway.

Please note: to be fair to all content creators, we do not offer fee waivers. All projects must go through the submission and selection process.

Catalyst

Content

Festival

Contact us:

office@catalystories.com

(218) 208-0140

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1

Duluth, MN 55801

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