New York Television Festival 2006New York, New York, USASeptember 12-17, 2006Deadline: July 7, 2006
The New York Television Festival is the first creative festival for the medium, pioneering the movement of Independent Television and constructing a new path for program development. Writers, directors, and producers will be selected from a national and international grassroots search and given the unprecedented opportunity to showcase their originally produced pilots directly to network and cable executives in a festival competition.
Held in various locations in Manhattans historic Greenwich Village, the NYTVF will celebrate television as an institution and an art form, from its distinguished history with New York City to its role in contemporary society. In addition to the competitions, the festival will honor televisions rich heritage with classic screenings, panel discussions, and interactive events paying tribute to the industry and its impact on American culture.
Submissions to the NYTVF will consist of Pilot Programs, independently produced by television artists, running either a half-hour or hour in length. Categories for submissions are as follows: Drama, Comedy, Reality, Documentary, and Animation (Half Hour or Short). For more information, visit www.newyorktelevisionfestival.com.