MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The New York TV Festival (NYTVF) is an annual event produced by the Foundation for the Arts & Film 501 (c)3; Featuring top Films, TV Shows, TV Series from celebrated filmmakers as well as up-coming new talent from around the world.

The New York TV Festival Opening Gala Cocktail Reception (Friday, November 1) and Award Night, (Saturday, November 2, 2019)
at the Prestigious DOLBY Theatre (1350 6th Ave. NY)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION

We are in the Golden Age of Television, NYTVF wants to support and promote new talented filmmakers with good TV Shows and feature films, for this reason we have created the New York TV Festival.

We have created new genres, to give more opportunities to filmmakers to explore other areas that are part of our daily life.

Filmmakers and their cast will be invited to do a Q&A at the end of their film.
Our goal is to give more opportunity to filmmakers creating new Genres as:

* TV SERIES
* TV SHOWS
* TV PILOTS
* REALITY TV SERIES
* ANIMATED FILMS 2D & 3D
* TV FOOD SHOWS (NEW)
* DOCUMENTARY

SCRIPT COMPETITION
♣ BEST TV PILOT SCRIPT
♣ BEST TV SERIES SCRIPT

♣BEST TV SERIES

♣BEST TV SHOW

BEST TV PILOT

♣BEST REALITY TV

♣BEST COOKING SHOW

♣BEST ANIMATED

♣BEST DOCUMENTARY

♣BEST LEADING ACTRESS

♣BEST LEADING ACTOR

♣BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

♣BEST DIRECTOR

♣BEST UP COMING STAR

SCRIPT COMPETITION

♣ BEST TV PILOT SCRIPT

♣ BEST TV SERIES SCRIPT

NEW YORK TV FESTIVAL (NYTVF) GENERAL RULES 2019

GENERAL RULES

NEW YORK TV FESTIVAL DEFINES:

TV SERIES any film with a continuity - Running Time 30 min. or 60 minutes p/episode
Serials typically follow main story arcs that span entire television seasons or even the full run of the series, which distinguishes them from traditional episodic television that relies on more stand-alone episodes. Worldwide, the soap opera is the most prominent form of serial dramatic programming. : Ex.: Game of Thrones - Ray Donovan - BREAKING BAD.

TV SHOW any film with a different story per episode - Running Time 30 min. or 60 min
A TV show (often simply TV show) is any content produced for broadcast via over-the-air, satellite, cable, or internet and typically viewed on a television set, excluding breaking news, advertisements, or trailers that are typically placed between shows. (Ex.: ELLEN Show -OPRAH - Dr. Phil - etc.

TV PILOT any film as a prototype for a future TV Show - running time 22 min to 60 min
A television pilot is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television network. At the time of its creation, the pilot is meant to be the testing ground to gauge whether a series will be successful, and is therefore a test episode of an intended television series

ANIMATED FILM with running time from 2 minutes to 60 minutes
Animated Films are ones in which individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations are photographed frame by frame (stop-frame cinematography). ... Animations are not a strictly-defined genre category, but rather a film technique, although they often contain genre-like elements.

DOCUMENTARY a movie or a TV program that provides a factual record or report.
Running Time: 30 min - 60 min - 90 min

COOKING SHOW any program with running time from 30 minutes to 60 minutes
A cooking show, cookery show or cooking programme is a television genre that presents food preparation in a kitchen, located in a restaurant or on a studio set. ... Many of the more popular cooking shows have had flamboyant hosts whose unique personalities have made them into celebrities.

REALITY TV SHOW is a genre of television programming that documents supposedly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of individuals who are typically not professional actors. any program with running time: 30min or 60 min

Films must have been completed in the current or previous year (2017/18/19)

The applicant holds the sole responsibility of copyright clearance of any copyrighted material in the film.

Films including unauthorized copyrighted material are ineligible.

Films not in English must be subtitled in English unless dialogue is minimal and not necessary for the comprehension of the film.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Films can be returned If the filmmaker send us a pre-paid FedEx or any other carrier they wish to use.

2. NYTVFestival is under no obligation to provide comments regarding submitted films to any applicant. The Festival is not responsible for any internal comments obtained by the applicant regarding their film.

DELIVERABLES

We accept:
- Blu Rays
- DCP

SCRIPT COMPETITION:
Scripts must be written in English

GENERAL RULES FOR SCRIPT
Script Writers irrevocably grants NYC TV Festival the right to use, for promotional purposes, a brief synopsis of the Script if it is selected as a finalist by the Festival.

SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT IN A PDF FILE.

Copyright:
It is the Writer sole responsibility to register material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) West or the appropriate agency in his/her country.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
By clicking on Agree below, the undersigned Script Writer hereby irrevocably offers to NYC TV Festival Script Competition (“Festival”) the right to list the title, brief synopsis and writer's name for the script submitted herewith (“Script”) in the Festival Program Guide as determined best by the Festival in its sole discretion.

NYC TV Festival Wont ACCEPT:
* SCRIPTS OF ANY EXISTING TV SERIES / TV SHOWS.
* SCRIPTS ALREADY IN DEVELOPMENT
* HAD MONEY INVESTED
ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

If Festival selects the Script for the Festival, Festival shall have the irrevocable right, but not the obligation, to announce the Script's Official Selection status at the 2019 NYC TV Festival Program Guide, at Festival’s sole discretion.

The undersigned individual or corporation submitting the Script (referred to as “Script Writer” herein) hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the script for listing and to accept the terms of this Submission Agreement as Script Writer or Script Writer’s authorized representative; that it understands and accepts the terms of this Submission Agreement; and that all information it has provided on the submission form is accurate and may be used by Festival for promotional purposes.

The Festival reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel any event due to storm, power outage, flood, war, civil unrest, fire, earthquake or any other circumstance deemed beyond the Festival's control. If an event is cancelled and the Festival is unable to re-schedule it, advance tickets are refunded. If the event can be re-scheduled, the Festival will offer replacement tickets to that event and, if the advance ticket holder is unable to attend at the new date and time, a refund of the face value of the ticket will be given.

Script Writer shall indemnify and hold NYC TV Festival harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim in connection with the Script involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, and/or loss of or damage to the script submitted. In particular, Filmmaker expressly warrants it has obtained all necessary copyright clearances for original works of authorship used in the Script.