New York Television Festival

New York Television Festival
121 W 27th St.
Suite 901
New York, United States

Tel: 718-350-8519

Festival Overview

Established in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, constructing new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model. Its annual New York Television Festival - held each fall in New York City - is recognized as the industry's first independent television festival which provides a platform to elevate the work of artists creating for the small screen. Through the Festival and other year-round activities, the NYTVF's mission is to connect its community of over 8,500 independent creative artists with leading networks, studios and brands by cultivating relationships that lead to new opportunities. For more information on the NYTVF, the annual Festival and these competitions, visit


By submitting to any NYTVF competition or initiative, your project may be eligible for a Festival Development Deal from a selection of partners including IFC, MTV, CW, TRUTV, VH1, UK's CH4, BET, and more. IPC Official Selections are also eligible for the competition's category and individual achievement awards.


Action Adventure Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Documentary Drama Experimental Fantasy French Gay and Lesbian Historical Horror Independent Jewish National Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Sport Student Thriller TV Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Laura Heckman
Film Festival
Primary contact


Open to the public


Programs created or funded by broadcast networks, cable networks or major production studios are ineligible to compete in the Independent Pilot Competition but may be submitted to the NYTVF for consideration as a specialty screening.


The NYTVF accepts independently produced television pilots in all categories and genres, both scripted and unscripted, live-action and animated.


9th Annual Independent Pilot Competition

11:59 PM Friday, May 10, 2013…………….Early Submission Deadline ($30)

11:59 PM, Friday, June 14, 2013…………….Regular Submission Deadline ($50)

11:59 PM, Friday, June 28, 2013…………….Procrastinator Deadline ($100)

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