New York Television Festival

The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) is a yearly festival dedicated to the celebration and promotion of independent small-screen productions, web series, and television.[1]


The festival was founded in 2005, and is held in venues across New York City.[2] Its main event is the Independent Pilot Competition,[3] which showcases independent television pilots to industry executives and producers.[4][5] HBO, NBC Universal, A&E, and many other networks, have all made regular appearances at the festival, while pilots in the competition have received development deals.[6] In addition to the pilot competition, the festival hosts parties, seminars, and other events to honor television as an institution and as an art form.[1]


New York Magazine dubbed the festival "small screen Sundance."[7] In 2017, Tubefilter described the festival's competition slate as "diverse," noting that "44% of all selected projects feature people of color as either creator, writer, or director," and that "71% of the projects feature at least one woman in a core creative role."[8]

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  1. ^ a b "New York Television Festival". NYTVF. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYTVF - About". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  3. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (August 15, 2017). "New York Television Festival Selects 52 Pilots Featuring Diverse Voices For Annual Competition". Deadline. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Everything You Need to Know About the New York Television Festival". October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "New York Television Festival Sets Official Selections for Indie Pilot Competition". Variety. August 15, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Streamy Winner 'Brooklyn Sound' Among Development Deal Winners At 2016 New York Television Festival - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. October 31, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "Small Screen Sundance". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "NYTVF Announces A Diverse Selection For Its 2017 Pilot Slate - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. August 15, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.

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