Held in Manhattan each year, the New York Television Festival is the flagship event of the NYTVF calendar. During the week of the Festival, the NYTVF hosts thousands of artists, industry leaders, and TV fans for a week of screenings, panels, premieres, and more.
NYTVF Primetime brings audiences red-carpet, star-studded debuts of the hottest new and returning shows and intimate conversations with the artists who create them.
To view photos of past NYTVF Primetime events, visit the NYTVF flickr page.
The NYTVF also hosts screenings of Official Selections in our Independent Pilot Competition (IPC). The IPC continues to provide unprecedented access for emerging television artists looking to showcase new and innovative ideas for television programming.
To view the Official Selections in the IPC, visit the IPC page.
Development Day is one of the largest panel series of the week, devoted to exploring development both in online and traditional markets. The NYTVF Panel Series also includes fan-led panels and Keynote Conversations with the most influential names in television (including Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz, How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, and GIRLS creator and star Lena Dunham and showrunner Jenni Konner).
The Annual Festival: Connect
“NYTVF is the best networking and showcase opportunity I have ever experienced as a filmmaker. Many fests promise meetings with production companies and networks - the difference is that NYTVF delivers and delivers in spades. NYTVF is single-handedly changing TV.”
- Ramiro Castro, Jr. - NYTVF Official Artist, NYTVF Development Deal Winner (truTV)
The NYTVF also hosts a slate of events open exclusively to Official Artists and Partners. This program, collectively called NYTVF Connect, gives Official Artists and industry members premier access to one another in a collaborative environment. NYTVF Connect enables attendees to network, learn, and form relationships through development discussions, networking mixers, and meetings held at the Festival.
Get more information on NYTVF Connect.
To become involved at the industry level, visit our main Industry Page.
Interested in being an Official Artist at this year's NYTVF? Find out how on the Official Artist Page.
The Annual Festival: Press
The NYTVF’s year-round development efforts combined with the annual New York Television Festival to generate 150,000,000 yearly media impressions and over 200,000 social media interactions.
OUTLETS COVERING THE NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL INCLUDE: