NYC's Premier Film Festival dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of quality independent cinema from around the world. Hailed by Tribeca for its "honorable mission to spotlight new and emerging cinematic talents…where some of their top alums have since gone on to great things in the indie world and beyond"

Katra Film Series is an international film festival spotlighting new talent in the capital of the world. Prizes provided by Canon, Digital Ocean, Red Digital Cinema, Pond5, Backstage, International Screenwriters' Association, Museum of the Moving Image, and more! Every season we curate a diverse selection of quality cinema. Voted by the audience one short advances to the semi-final rounds. Regardless of who wins each season all official selections will be considered for the Grand Finale Event taking place at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in 2020 with total prizes valued over $20,000. The Grand Jury Prize winner is awarded a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Hollywood Producer Stephen Nemeth.

Feature Films Presented with us will be considered for the Grand Prize Award as well.

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Over 20K in prizes. The 2018 Grand Prize Winner of The Year will be awarded a one-on-one meeting with acclaimed Producer Stephen Nemeth from the Academy-Award Nominated The Sessions Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

All genres/forms accepted. Seeking Feature Films, Short Films, Web Series, Documentary, Music Videos, Experimental Works, Animation, and Video Art. We accept works-in-progress.

NO PREMIERE POLICY (although works that have premiered with us in the past have gone on to screen at the biggest festivals worldwide). Works must have been completed after January 1, 2016. From no budget to big budget. JUST SIMPLY BLOW OUR MINDS! All foreign-language films MUST be subtitled in English.

1. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2016.
- There is no premiere policy.
- Works-in-progress are accepted.

2. Exhibition Format: h.264 quicktime file

3. Please disregard any automatic notifications from FilmFreeway. If you don't hear from us DIRECTLY via email, your work is still in consideration for the 2017 Katra Film Series. Please bear with us as we carefully review all works submitted to us with extreme care and consideration.

4. Submission Fee
The submission fee is non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Markham Michael

    Thanks so much to KATRA for the screening. I met the DP for my film at a previous installment of KATRA. It felt like coming home to get to screen there. It's a relaxed and friendly environment, great staff and a fun and engaging evening of films. Solid presentation. I felt like I was well taken care of by the staff with communication before the event. Plenty of help coordinating guests needs.

    There were some excellent filmmakers there that night all with different things going on. Good connections to make.

    August 2018
  • Great festival. This was my first time attending, and everything was done so professionally. The founder Geoffrey Guerrero really appreciates his filmmakers/supporters, and the films I watched were of great quality. He clearly sets the bar high. Thank you so much, Geoffrey, and kudos to the hostess Jasmine Clemente on a job well done.

    August 2018
  • Geoffrey Guerrero runs a tight ship. Screenings were seamless, quality of films were all very nice, and the venue is really great. Was so happy to have KILL AL part of the mix. Geoffrey also followed-up on the awards after they were there is a lot of caring from this festival. GREAT!

    August 2018
  • Antonio Jefferson

    Awesome Festival will submit always to these great group of talent people they help to inspire your dreams.

    July 2018
  • Jerry Mathew

    Wonderful, positive environment, and great people to meet.

    October 2017