The Omni-Cultural TV Festival and NATPE's mission is to connect diverse emerging independent producers with industry professionals and distributors who can buy and sell content. We aim to give a hand up to those with brilliant ideas but whom may not have access to the right contacts. We believe the next big hit in television can come from anyone. We believe diversity is key in entertainment and pride ourselves on having representatives from all platforms, ethnic groups and cultural backgrounds.
Latin Hollywood Films, in partnership with the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), is proud to announce that our inaugural Omni-Cultural TV Festival at the Iconic Egyptian Theater was a huge success with thousands in attendance and we are moving forward toward our second year scheduled for June 2020.
OCTVF is a unique multicultural platform and opportunity for independent content creators and producers to showcase their ideas for television and Over-The-Top (OTT) distribution.
Through a full day of screenings, panel discussions and innovative networking activities, the festival will ignite important conversation, guide content creators and share knowledge on industry trends.
An independent Blue-Ribbon Panel of industry professionals including executive producers, buyers, distributors and established actors who will screen submissions and determine best-in-class in each category.
Submissions open June 30th 2019!
Awards will include:
-Private meetings with Industry Executives and Distributors (based on the company mandates)
-One Full non-editorial NATPE Miami 2021 Registration Badge for each winner
- Featured in the 2020 Omni Cultural TV Fest Winners Panel at NATPE;
- A pair of Fantasia (Las Vegas) Show Tickets;
- Cindy Cowan Entertainment Pitch Meeting for select winners.
and more to be added.
Script Competition selections will receive an opportunity to pitch their work to network executives, studios and production companies at the sole discretion of our festival organizers.
OMNI-CULTURAL TV Fest Terms and Conditions:
The 2020 Submissions window Opens June 30th, 2019 and closes March 15th, 2020.
All Submissions produced within the last 5 years will be accepted.
EARLY BIRD entry fee $75.00 per submission from Jun 30th 2019 to Oct 15th 2019
STANDARD Deadline entry fee $99.00 per submission from Oct 16th to Jan 15th, 2020.
EXTENDED Deadline entry fee $125.00 per submission from Jan 16th 2020 to Feb 16th 2020.
Event: Friday June 5th 2020 (* Subject to change within same month)
CATEGORIES: Submitting parties must hold complete ownership and rights to any submitted materials. By submitting your project you grant screening rights to the Omni- Cultural TV Festival to use at their discretion both at the festival and/or online for any promotional use.
* PLEASE SUBMIT LOG LINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS.
* Be prepared to send Art work for our festival program if selected
TV PILOTS: Comedy, Drama, Reality, Stand Up and Specials. 22-30 mins in length. All others are not eligible.
TV SIZZLE REELS - SCRIPTED & NON-SCRIPTED: Comedy, Drama, Reality, Sci-Fi, Talk, Children’s programming, Docu-series and faith based. 2-5 mins in length. All others are not eligible. This category is intended for long-form content; 30-60 minute series. All languages welcomed.
SHORT FORM WEB SERIES: Comedy, Drama, Reality, Talk . This category is intended for short form content to live online and social media platforms. All languages welcomed.
3-7 mins in length.
TV MOVIE TRAILERS: Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Sci-Fi, Dramedy, MOW - Movie of the Week. 3-7 mins in length. All others are not eligible.
ANIMATION: Children & Adult. 3-7 mins in length.
STUDENT CATEGORY: Students can submit to any of the categories but must do so by selecting the "Student Submission Category" and then labeling their submission as such. "STUDENT SUBMISSION_ CATEGORY NAME (ex, TV VPILOT)_ Project Title.
All languages welcomed. 2-5 mins in length.
* We will notify you should we feel your submission was placed in the wrong category.
*A winner for each category will be chosen and receive a beautiful Trophy at the Red Carpet Award Show ceremonies at the event.
Omni-cultural TV Festival staff, board members, founders or blue ribbon panelists are eligible to submit their work, but are NOT eligible for competition in any category within the festival.
Only original works are accepted. Submissions are disqualified if based, in whole or in part, on pre-existing material, fictional or nonfiction, produced or un-produced, published or unpublished, unless such material was originally created and published/produced by the applicant, in another medium.
This is a non-exclusive festival. There is no conflict if your project(s) have screened or are to screen in any future festivals.
• Films with prior commercial distribution or broadcast within the US are NOT eligible to submit. In the case of small non-commercial, non-publicized showings, the committee reserves the right to waive this rule.
• Submissions will be accepted from worldwide creators. It is the producer’s responsibility to present working visa status.
Finalists will be notified via email.
All submission fees are non-refundable.
Tickets to the festival General Admission $75 pp VIP tickets $125 pp
Tickets are non refundable but are transferable.
• In the event your project is selected as a finalist, you may be asked to provide current additional items, such as: trailer, high resolution poster or key art, still images, revised synopsis, short bios of writer, director and lead cast member and social media handles & hashtags.
• Omni-cultural TV Fest, reserves all right to cancel events & showcase screenings at its own discretion.