Attending the New York Television Festival


The NYTVF works year-round to inform, educate, and connect its community of independent creators with industry professionals. These events provide partners with messaging opportunities and artists with insights to the inner workings of the television business.









The 2018 Festival is slated for July 14 - 19 in Manhattan. Tickets are now on-sale for Independent Pilot Competition screenings. Click here to be alerted when more 2018 Festival events are announced.




Interested in attending the entire week of events? For the comprehensive New York Television Festival experience, our Festival Pass offers week-long priority access to Primetime Events, Independent Pilot Competition Screenings, NYTVF Writers Room programming, select NYTVF Connect events and more. For additional information and to purchase a Festival Pass click here.



Want to attend the Festival as a member of the Industry? Industry pass holders will have access to the best pilots and scripts created by independent writers and producers (chosen as Official Selections at this year’s Festival) and the ability to participate in NYTVF Connect – the Festival's comprehensive artist and industry track. For more information about purchasing a NYTVF Industry Connect Pass, click here or email



Interested in attending the Festival as accredited press? Click here to find out more.


For updates and announcements about upcoming events, follow the NYTVF on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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For more information about the Festival, visit the Festival Page.


For photos from the Festival, visit the NYTVF Flickr Page.


To read more about 2017 Festival, check out the 2017 Festival Recap.

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Throughout the year, NYTVF hosts community networking mixers, panels, and info sessions for independent creators, Festival friends, and Alumni. Join us in a city near you to meet with NYTVF organizers, collaborate with fellow local creatives, get the inside scoop on NYTVF initiatives and get inspired to create your own projects.


To stay up to date on community and partner events near you, sign up for the NYTVF Newsletter OR join the NYTVF community via Facebook or Twitter .


If you have an organization or group that would like to participate in a launch event or host NYTVF in your city, email us at!

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Whether you're a buyer on the hunt for fresh ideas, a manager or agent on the lookout for the best talent, or a brand interested in leveraging the creative power of a vast artistic community, the NYTVF is the place for you.


Interested in attending the Festival as an accredited Industry Passholder? Click here for more info.

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NYTVF Chicago (launched in 2017) puts the spotlight on Windy City creators, primarily structured for two days of panels, screenings, networking, and comedy showcases at iO Chicago and The Second City.


Visit the NYTVF Chicago page for more information.

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In 2015 and 2016, USA Today Network and the New York Television Festival presented StoryNEXT, a conference dedicated to new frontiers in storytelling. The event brought together leaders in virtual reality storytelling, technology, and advertising to focus on the opportunities and challenges of content creation, distribution, and monetization.




The NYTVF returned to London in April 2014 for an afternoon of sold out free panels and networking, geared toward emerging producers, writers, and content creators looking to further their careers and break into the U.S. marketplace. Visit the NYTVF London Page for more information.


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