Tell a story
We welcome everyone to submit a story to the first edition of the 24-Hour True Storytelling Festival, Online. Experienced and new storytellers alike. We prioritize featuring BIPOC and LGBTQAI+2S performers, those who live with disabilities — all who come from marginalized communities from around the world.
The theme is: WHEN THE IMPOSSIBLE BECOMES POSSIBLE — true personal stories of unexpected surprises, human resilience, and coming through on the other side.
Before you apply, please read through our Frequently Asked Questions, and if you have any other questions, please get in touch with us here.
When will the festival happen?
The Festival will take place from Saturday, June 13th to Sunday June 14th, 2020.
How many storytellers do you need?
Around 120 storytellers.
Does submitting my story guarantee I will be performing at the Festival?
We are expecting a lot of submissions. We cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to perform at the festival. (Between Australia and New Zealand we have 15 spots open so, your chances are good!)
Will the storytellers performing be paid for their performance?
Everyone working on this is volunteering their time. While we would love to pay the storytellers, right now we cannot.
I produce a storytelling show in my city, how can we help?
We want your help, please get in touch with Paul Aflalo: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does my story have to be in English?
For now yes, but we are working on this, we want this to be as inclusive as possible! (If you have suggestions and ideas on how to make this happen, please do get in touch.)
Does my story have to be true?
Yes, this is an all-true storytelling festival, where you are invited to share a true story about an experience you lived.
How long should my story be?
Your story should be about 6 – 8 minutes in length. That’s roughly 1,000 words.
Why are you doing this?
So many reasons, but the most important is because the world is in isolation, some of us can’t even leave our homes. We want to bring a sense of community to everyone, and sharing our personal stories – our shared experience – is one of the most beautiful ways to do just that.
What if this isolation comes to an end before the show is presented, will you still do this?
We want to sponsor this event, who should we speak to?
Please get in touch with us here, we’d love to work with you!
I have more questions, who should I get in touch with?
Please email us here, we want to hear from you!