New York Television Festival

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The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) is a yearly gathering of artists, fans, and executives to celebrate independent small-screen productions. It was founded in 2005, and is held in venues in New York City.

The festival sponsors the Independent Pilot Competition to showcase original television pilots to industry executives. NBC Universal, A&E, and Versus have all purchased pilots first demonstrated at the competition, while pilots have drawn attention from networks and production companies.

Besides the Competition, parties, seminars, and other events honor television as an institution and as an art form. It features a "Premiere Week" screening series, which now debuts new shows from networks including NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS, The CW, and HBO. It also sponsors Industry Day, in which television executives and policy-makers publicly discuss contemporary issues and future trends of the industry. Digital Day provides a forum for discussions and screenings of web series.


List of Independent Pilot Competition Winners
Year Category Indicated Nominated work
2007 Best Actress Ella Rae Peck Dear Harvard
2008 Best Nonscripted Host or Star Larissa Vereza, Emiliano Ruschel, Dominique Vereza Pegando no Tranco
2009 Best Director Nick Armstrong Team A.P.O.C.A.L.Y.P.S.E.
2009 Best Writing Matt Fisher, Alden Ford, Justin Tyler Homeschooled
2009 Best Drama Pilot Dog
2009 Best Comedy Pilot Blog of a Pool Boy
2010 Best Writing Sarit Catz, Dan Ahdoot Culture Clash
2011 Best Dramedy Bobby Salomon 15 Minutes

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