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]

See also


  1. "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. Staff, Variety (August 15, 2017). "New York Television Festival Sets Official Selections for Indie Pilot Competition". Variety. 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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