Thank you for attending the Catalyst Content Festival! We are excited to welcome you to Duluth, Minnesota - the Zenith City & a home for all artists.

The below sessions are meant to be used as a guide to help plan your time at the festival and track real-time schedule adjustments. This digital guide will always be the most accurate and up-to-date.

Seats for each session and screening will not be held for individuals. We encourage everyone to lineup for each block and attendees will be admitted on a first-come basis until capacity is reached.

Watch trailers for all official selection series on our website at catalystcontent.org/selections.

Please note that the majority of content screened at the festival is not suitable for children and contains adult content. Parental guidance is suggested.

Most importantly: have fun!
Thursday, October 10 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
StoryWorld Sessions - Mainstreaming Marginalized Voices

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with Carrie Cutforth, President & Executive Producer at Borken Creative


As storytellers, how can we be inclusive of identities that are not our own? Who gets to tell whose stories? And how can we avoid common missteps and pitfalls when writing characters to reach underserved audiences?

Rabblerouser Carrie Cutforth will screen a demo reel for an upcoming interactive documentary to jumpstart an informal but lively discussion on the (mis)representation of queer and other marginalized identities.

The TOP SECRET demo reel to be screened is for a feature-length documentary that explores the representation of fictional LGBTQ+ characters on television, and the real-world impact that these negative or positive portrayals can have. (CONTENT WARNING: The video features depictions of queer deaths on television -- space will be made for those who would like to step out prior to the screening, but would still like to join back in on the discussions.)

Open to all creators who want to write it right and those frustrated by lack of representation, negative stereotypes, and queerbaiting.


storycentral brings their storytelling expertise and writing series to the 2019 Catalyst Content Festival! Join them for an amazing lineup of writing-intensive sessions mornings Wednesday, October 9 - Friday, October 11 here at Catalyst in Duluth, MN.

This is the perfect way to start your day before jumping into production panels and screenings in the afternoon.

This is included with Industry & Creator VIP badges. An add-on pass is required to participate in this series of morning workshops for day pass and multiday passholders. Visit catalystcontent.org/storyworld for more details.

avatar for Carrie Cutforth

Carrie Cutforth

President & Executive Producer, Borken Creative
Since 2010, Carrie Cutforth has been at the forefront of cutting-edge interactive storytelling in Canada. She has served as the roles of consultant, advisor, producer, and evaluator for all types of interactive projects including VR, AR, transmedia, web series, alternate reality games... Read More →

Thursday October 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm CDT
Fitger's Spirit of the North Theater