Welcome filmmakers!

As we are all adjusting to the “new normal,” we, at Storybolt, would love to support your stories to contribute to building resilience and empathy among people.

We are announcing a special and limited extension of our 4th film festival, due to the COVID-19 situation!

Let’s increase empathy, resilience, and connection through documentaries! Submit your works that fall under the following topics:
- Remote work
- Working from home and other responsibilities
- Virtual team building and efficiency
- Productivity during work from home
- Daily life (and work) and resiliency
- Virtual bias
- Stress and anxiety
- Loneliness and isolation
- Work from home while homeschooling
- And any other related topics!

StoryBolt is a platform that connects filmmakers to organizations. Your story becomes the center of courageous conversations at companies, corporations, and universities to ignite empathy and dialogue. Organizations book screening and live Q&A with you through our platform. Throughout each StoryBolting session, you engage with your true audience while making revenue from your short documentary. Watch what United Airlines executives and employees thought of their StoryBolt experience: https://vimeo.com/401424182/e764af2625

Filmmakers will have a chance to compete for $1000, $500, $250 cash prizes, as well as the opportunity to license their film through Storybolt. Runner ups may also be given distribution deals and have opportunities to collect royalties when their film is selected by corporations or institutions of higher learning.

Documentaries MUST be in English.
Documentaries must be between 10 to 45 minutes long.
Documentaries with at least 1080i are preferred.

Overall Rating
  • Mazhar YILDIZ

    They didnt get touch with me. There is no invite or information.

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Mazhar, thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, your film hasn’t been selected and all contesters receive an automated notification from FilmFreeway that tells them the status of their submission. Have you received that email?

  • Andre Campbell

    Can't wait to start a new project, cause I have a place to submit it.

    November 2019
  • Overall experience was good. It would have been great if they could provide a certificate of officieel selection. I signed an agreement but no further communication has been done from the prganiser's side.

    October 2019
  • Very great festival i would recommend them to anyone

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Hi Jallow! Thank you so much for the kind review! We're so glad you had a good experience with our festival and hope we get to work with you more in the future:)

  • Docademia's is a true festival! Excellent communication, high quality and very sensitive to the quality. I firmly recomend it. Looking forward to submit my next projects.

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review, Antonio! It's a pleasure to work with you and to feature your essential work on marginalized communities in college and university classrooms.