A NEW CAREER PATHWAY FOR GLOBAL STORYTELLERS
The Mechanics of Movement
Mohamed Amine Mehentel & Louiza Mallek Zerdazi
Iddamen N’tazrut The Blood From the Stones
Surdos Que Ouvem
Blue Cup Cafe
Branca Duboc Pedrinha
Boys From Ipanema
Cleissa Regina de Oliveira Martins
Preto Tá Na Moda/Black is Fashionable
Wholesome Foods, I Love You...
Is That OK?
Weezy Goes Outside
Károly Ujj Mészáros
Kitti Pozsonyi & Anett Bogdan
Prince of Speed
Gábor Herendi & Reka Divinyi
Ten Commandments 2.0
Terez Iren Koncz
Jonathan Ostos Yaber
The Morphable Man
Pintando estrellas (Painting stars)
Bajo el agua
Abuelita Punk (The punk grandmother)
Miguel Ángel Sánchez Macías
The Outcast's Dance
Chole and the...
Paula Whetu Jones
I Date Rejects
Ahi Karunaharan & Maile Daugherty
Don't Tell Mum
The Witch Doctor
Grandma Wura School Bus
My Film School
Ali in time
The Native Force
Tak Hoon Kim
The Curious World of Linda
C.O.P. (Court of Puppet)
Jeonjaland [Electric Land]
Doh Hun Kim
Real Volume Up!
Kyeong Seop So, Jae Moon Lee & Chiehwan Sung
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What is Storieroad?
Catalyst's Storieroad is a step-by-step pathway of meetings, workshops, seminars, festivals, and social events designed to showcase your stories to the industry, advance your career opportunities, and grow your trusted professional network.
Catalyst is where relationships are made. Participants have gained jobs, signed with agents, sold projects, and made career partnerships through Storieroad.
Who Can Register
Creators, writers, & producers with an independent series idea
If a project has multiple creators, each person must register individually.
Must be a citizen of at least one of the 10 countries listed. Dual-citizenship is allowed.
Types of Content Accepted
Narrative/episodic/serialized content of any genre, length, style, and type: comedy, drama, thriller, scripted, unscripted, documentary, limited series, social media, influencer, short form,"half-hour", "hour-long", radio, podcast, reality, talk show, game show, animation, kids, gaming, VR, mobile, etc.
Projects can be in any stage of development: pitch, script, in-production, post-production, or completed.
Your projects can have any number of episodes. Projects with an average runtime of 15 minutes or less per episode will be considered "short form".
Pitches and scripts must be in English. Videos can be in any language but must have English subtitles.
Types of Content Not Accepted
How It Works
Register here before April 15, 2021
Our team of industry professionals will select finalists & semi-finalists
Selections will be posted June 7th, 2021
Finalists will receive:
A showcase event in their home country celebrating their honor and displaying their work
One full scholarship to Catalyst Storieroad for 1 year
A meeting with Catalyst's Executive team to discuss your career path & goals
A creative meeting to discuss your project idea
Access to pitch seminars & virtual educational events
Your project will be automatically selected to be presented at the annual Catalyst Content Festival in Duluth, Minnesota, USA
4 free VIP passes to the Catalyst Content Festival
Your career profile & project info will be listed in our content database for industry executives to search & discover throughout the year
Semi-finalists will receive:
A virtual meeting with Catalyst's Executive team to discuss your career path & goals
A virtual creative industry meeting to discuss your project idea & receive feedback
2 free VIP passes to the Catalyst Content Festival
Please note: semi-finalists do not present at the showcase and are not screened at the festival
Do You Have Stories to Tell?
Storytelling is core to who we are. It's how we learn, it's how we connect, it's how we inspire - and it's how we shape the world into becoming the better place we want it to be.
You've come to Catalyst because you have stories to share and you're looking for the easiest path to have them funded, produced, and distributed to the world.
When it comes to the business of storytelling & production, your story falls into one of two artistic formats: (1) it's either a series, meaning that it is an open-ended story world designed for the viewer to watch over the course of multiple episodes, or (2) it is a film, meaning that it has a pre-determined beginning, middle, and end designed to be watched in one sitting (typically under 3 hours).
Catalyst focuses only on series, not films.
The Truth About Making a Series
The risks are much greater when investing in a series.
Because your story is in a series format, it is not good enough for you to just be talented and have a good story idea. You need to simultaneously build a network of people who believe in your ability to create an entire series that doesn't exist yet. Maybe you've already written or shot a few episodes but it's very unlikely that you have made a completed series to sell. Creating your show is as much about who YOU are as a person as it is about the story you're telling.
In contrast, when you bring a film to a festival, you're selling a completed project. The buyers do not have to wonder about your ability to complete the project, they can see exactly what they are buying.
This is why the series side of the business can seem so much more difficult to breakthrough - because it's all about relationships and trust. And that takes time (years) and opportunity.
Free to register
Catalyst Scholarship Fund
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