NashFilm Episodic Competition

Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) and Catalyst Story Institute are teaming up for the inaugural Catalyst Content Festival showcase that will take place during the 54th Nashville Film Festival (September 28- October 4, 2023). A curated selection of episodic video and pitches will be chosen by the Catalyst team to screen and participate in Pitch World during the Nashville Film Festival this Fall. This competition, in partnership with Catalyst Content Festival, will be accepting episodic work, not feature length films.

About Catalyst Story Institute: Official mentorship partner of the National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences.

Catalyst champions narrative and episodic storytellers of all career levels. Our year-round institute program and festival events support artists as they develop their stories and advance their careers. Catalyst lowers the barriers between creators, producers, and the industry.

The festival accepts narrative/episodic/serialized content of any genre, length, style, and type: comedy, drama, thriller, scripted, unscripted, documentary, limited series, social media, short form, podcast, reality, animation, kids, etc. Projects can have any number of episodes and be in any stage of development: pitch, script, in-production, post-production, or completed produced video. Projects with an average runtime of 15 minutes or less per episode will be considered “short form.”

About Nashville Film Festival: The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally recognized nonprofit organization and cultural event presenting the best in world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers. With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will host its 53rd festival from September 28-October 4, 2023.