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NYTVF Call for Entries! $5k MTV Animation Awards

Submit an original TV pilot to the New York Television Festival and you could win a guaranteed development deal from MTV, IFC, or FX!

The 2011 NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition:

The NYTVF accepts original television pilots from 4 to 22 minutes in length in all categories and genres, both scripted and unscripted, live-action and animated, traditional or digital formats.

Cash prizes and guaranteed development deals will be awarded to 2011 NYTVF Official Selections: 

IFC "Out of the Box" Comedy Award - Winner receives a $25,000 development deal from IFC.

MTV "Voice and Vision" Animation Awards -

The awards will be presented to an outstanding comedic writer ("Voice") and animator ("Vision"). Each winner will receive a $5000 development deal from MTV.

FX & Apostle “There Is No Box" Comedy Award -

Winner receives a $25,000 development deal from FX.

Important Dates:

February 15, 2011…………….Submission Period Begins

11:59 PM May 11, 2011…………….Early Submission Deadline

11:59 PM, Wednesday, June 15, 2011…………….Final Submission Deadline

11:59 PM, Thursday, June 30, 2011…………….Procrastinator Deadline

To enter and for additional information, visit:


About the New York Television Festival:

The New York Television Festival was founded in 2005 as the industry’s first creative festival for television artists. The NYTVF works in partnership with networks, studios, brands and agencies to more effectively and efficiently deliver the best projects and showcase the most promising artists.

Held in New York City each fall, the NYTVF hosts events ranging from red-carpet premieres (NYTVF Primetime), focused discussions on digital development and distribution (NYTVF Digital Day), fan panels (NYTVF Development Day) and screenings of the best in independent content (Independent Pilot Screenings).  For additional information, visit

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:10am to Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 10:10am
Submission Deadline 
Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 1:09pm
New York