The Festival celebrates the craft of television with top industry panels, lavish networking parties, and highly curated programming over two exciting days. The team behind the festival is dedicated to highlighting the best in independent TV from around the world and premiering it in front of an audience of well known industry talent, professionals, and an engaged local audience. The festival has had over 3,500 attendees, 60 million media impressions, and has been consistently featured in Variety Magazine.
This year the festival’s Co-chairs include...
• Talent Agent Roy Ashton (Partner, Head of TV Literary - Gersh)
• Haleigh Raff (Producer, Late Night with Seth Myers)
• Mark Armstrong ( Principal Entertainment, LA )
The pilots will be judged by top industry writers and creators.
Stars and showrunners in attendance in past festivals include Kelsey Grammer, Chris Noth, Constance Wu, Aasif Mandvi, Bridget Moynahan, Chris Mcdonald, Abigail Hawk, Julie Klausner, Cat Greenleaf, Aida Turturro, Jackie “The Jokeman” Martling, Sarah Treem (The Affair) and Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws).
In addition to independent TV Pilots, we're thrilled to welcome Episodic Web Series submissions this year!
We are also accepting TV Scripts the Alfred P. Sloan Science + Tech Pilot Script Competition. This aims to encourage screenwriters to create more realistic and compelling stories about science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. Last year’s winner, “DISTEMPER” was submitted by Maxwell Pitagno and turned into a pilot starring Abigail Hawk (BLUE BLOODS) and Chiké Okonkwo (BEING MARY JANE) and was by directed Elias Plagianos. The pilot has gone on to win awards and named an official selection at several top-film and TV festivals.
This is your chance to get your pilots seen by the people who can give you the opportunity at a series order and a development deal. Don’t miss out - Submit Today!
(1) Pilots must be in English or English subtitled.
(2) If your pilot is selected, NTFV may screen at the 2020 North Fork TV Festival. Creators must provide both a DCP and a Pro-Res export.
(3) In order to screen your pilot, at least one of the creators must be able to attend the 2020 North Fork TV Festival.
(4) All pilot submissions must be received through the North Fork TV Festival platforms or FilmFreeway.
(5) All submissions must be accompanied by the appropriate submission fee. All submission fees are nonrefundable.
(6) Creators must also supply: contact details, 5 high res photos for promotional purposes, pilot poster, trailer of the pilot if possible.
(7) All pilots must have opening titles and end credits, without exception.
(8) There is no limit to the number of pilots you may submit.
(9) There is no restriction on the date your pilot was completed.
(10) It is not required that your pilot premiere at the North Fork TV Festival, but please let us know if your pilot will be premiering so that we can celebrate that information with our guests.
(11) All genres are eligible for submission EXCLUDING pilots which depict pornography.
(12) NFTV reserves the right to alter the Festival schedule and venue at any time for any reason. NFTV does not accept any liability for any costs claimed to arise as a result of a change in the scheduling.
(13) By submitting, creators grant NFTV the right to use the submission and any other promotional material/photo’s and/or information submitted by creators to communicate to the public in all media, including via our website and publicity materials, or to advertise and promote NFTV events, its products, and services, or all.
(14) Creators must represent and warrant that they have all the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions NFTV needs to screen the pilot, and creators must provide evidence of such if requested.
(15) NFTV accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury, or disappointment incurred or suffered by any person as a result of submitting the pilot and related events.
(16) The TV Festival does not provide transportation or accommodations to selected creators.
In addition to the above, by submitting your script to the Alfred P. Sloan Science and Technology (STEM) script competition you agree to the below:
(1) If chosen as the winner, the writer agrees to give North Fork Television Festival the right to produce a pilot based upon the script submitted.
(2) The writer also agrees to give NFTV an exclusive 18-month shopping agreement to assist in getting the writer’s television pilot script developed into an episodic series. The specific terms and language of the agreement will be negotiated in good faith.
(3) The writer represents and warrants that they have all the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions NFTV needs to create the PILOT based on the script submitted. The writer must provide evidence of such if requested.
(4) NFTV accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by any person as a result of the writer submitting the script.