The Lions’ Den™ PITCH PANEL


Saturday, SEPT 25

11AM-2Pm – Catalina Island

One (1) In-Person Film Pitch To Accredited Investors


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Saturday, SEPT 25

11AM-2Pm – Catalina Island

One (1) In-Person Film Pitch To Accredited Investors

The Catalina Film Institute has done pitch panels since year one, but we introduced the Lion’s Den™ to our selected filmmakers several years ago to rave reviews, interested investors, and collaborative relationships, so we’ve done it every year since (except during last year’s pandemic) with the same successful results! This is a four hour pitch panel (with a midway break) with accredited investors you could potentially work with. We call them”The Lions,” and they consider project pitch (5 minute pitches with feedback, followup questions and/or offers ) from our aspiring filmmakers seeking funding for their feature/short film or TV/Web series, and/or projects in all genres with commercial viability.  “The Lions” are not paid for their participation on the panel, but the money they invest is their own.  The filmmaker can make a deal live during the program if a panel member is interested, however, if all of the panel members opt out, the filmmaker leaves empty-handed. You will have five minutes to pitch your project. This ticket does not include any other part of the festival or it’s events. Pitch Only.

Because of limited time, and the large amount of filmmakers wanting to pitch their projects at past pitch panels, we need to limit the number of pitches for our industry guests, so this is a first-come, first-served opportunity until our quota fills.

You can have up to 2 people pitching one project.

Any and all media presentations (Trailers, clips, slideshow, etc.) for your pitch must be sent to our Tech Team at least 2 weeks prior to the Pitch Panel. That media is included in your 5 minute time limit for your pitch, as each project takes 10-15 minutes with our “Lions” feedback, followup questions, and/or offers.

The Lions’ Den™ is free to attend for all Full and Catalina Weekend Pass-holders, but you must purchase a pitch time-slot to get in front of our industry accredited investors and present your project with “The Lions”.

Please reference for daily schedules, locations and full program of events.

– THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE Any other part of the Catalina Film Festival, Travel or lodging

* Please book your travel and lodging on/off/to/from Long Beach and/or the island separately.

** This ticket is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Purchase Tickets in Advance!