Duluth hosts Independent film & TV festival

by Richard Thomas

A British crew talks about their film in Brewers Garage
A British crew talks about their film in Brewers Garage
A sumptuous spread at Industry  Party at the Depot
A sumptuous spread at Industry Party at the Depot

Catalyst Content, a festival for the independent film and television industry, took place Oct. 9-13 in Duluth’s Old Downtown. Producers, actors, writers and directors from around the world braved the snow, rain, mud and road construction to view films, shorts and pilots and make connections at Zeitgeist, the Norshor, Greysolon Ballroom and Fitger’s Spirit of the North Theater. Meanwhile local artists reopened the old Carlson Books space to host Embassy 35, an interactive art event, during the fest. Duluth and Superior, St. Louis County and the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation all helped finance aspects of the event in hopes that it will attract film production to the region.

(Photos by Bruce Woodman and Richard Thomas.)

At the Depot
At the Depot
Attendee as Embassy 35
Attendee as Embassy 35
Ingeborg Von Agassiz performs at Embassy 35
Ingeborg Von Agassiz performs at Embassy 35
Live music in the train museum at the Depot
Live music in the train museum at the Depot
Norshor
Norshor
The sun finally comes out just as the festival ends on Sunday
The sun finally comes out just as the festival ends on Sunday