Catalyst provides education programs for filmmakers. Catalyst offers professional development trainings, workshops and forums focused on filmmakers. The aim of Catalyst programs is to support local independent filmmakers in getting to the next level in their career and in their art.

SIFF Catalyst Screenplay Competition

SIFF is excited to continue our commitment to supporting and discovering emerging storytellers through our feature-length screenplay competition. The 2nd SIFF Catalyst Screenplay Competition puts the writer, and their career, first by focusing on connecting strong scripts with independent directors and producers, all of whom are successful alumni of our SIFF Catalyst Film Program.

First Draft

March 15, 2017

110 minutes

SIFF Catalyst First Draft live script table read series, now in its fourth year, features unproduced scripts that were finalists in the 2016 Catalyst Screenplay Competition. Don't miss the next First Draft reading on Wednesday, March 15 for Invisible Boy written by Arun Narayanan.