Official mentorship partner of the National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences.

Catalyst champions episodic storytellers of all levels as they develop their stories and advance their careers. Our mission is to lower the barriers between creators, producers, and the industry by providing students a fun & legitimate way to connect with working professionals.

Catalyst accepts narrative/episodic/serialized content. Projects can have any number of episodes and be in any stage of development: pitch, script, in-production, post-production, or completed produced video.

IMPORTANT: Catalyst does not accept feature films.

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Awards are given in categories where outstanding talent and works are achieved. Not all categories are awarded in all years. Award categories may include:

Outstanding College Production
Outstanding College Script
Outstanding College Pitch
Outstanding High School Production
Outstanding High School Script
Outstanding High School Pitch
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Documentary Series
Outstanding Social Media Series
Outstanding Podcast

The Catalyst Content Festival runs Oct 4-7, 2023. 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:

Age Eligibility

Catalyst Student Awards is open to individuals who are 14 years of age or older. Entrants under the age of 18 must have parental consent to the terms of these Official Entry Rules.

Judging Specifics

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.