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 capital of the world, sponsored by Digital Ocean, Red Digital Cinema, Pond5, Backstage, International Screenwriters' Association, Museum of the Moving Image, and more! Every month we curate a diverse selection of quality cinema. Voted by the audience each month, one short advances to the semi-final rounds. Regardless of who wins each month all official selections will be considered for the Grand Finale event which takes place in January 2018 with total prizes valued over $10,000. 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.

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Awards & Prizes

The 2017 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.

Rules & Terms

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, 2013. 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, 2013.
- There is no premiere policy.
- Works-in-progress are accepted.

2. Exhibition Format: Standard NTSC DVD or blu-ray copy of your film.

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. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

4 Reviews

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    Arthur Vincie

    The folks at Katra were very communicative, the venue was perfect for networking, we felt very welcome. The choice of films was also really solid. Thank you!

    February 2017
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    Heather Taylor

    We really enjoyed our time at Katra Film Series and are honoured we got picked as part of the 5th annual showcase! Great films and great location!

    February 2017
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    Michael Goldburg

    Great film festival and screening series in NYC! Great for all filmmakers, especially local ones. Geoffrey Guerrero programs exciting films and organizes great events. His series is an inspiring and connecting place for a lot of emerging, indie filmmakers. A MUST in the NYC area!

    December 2016
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    Cris Thorne

    This is how festivals should be. The communication has been outstanding and the networking opportunities are great as well. I highly recommend submitting to this festival, especially if you are in the NY/NJ area.

    November 2016