Latin Hollywood Films, in partnership with the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), is proud to announce the inaugural Omni-Cultural TV Festival, a unique multicultural platform and opportunity for independent content creators and producers to showcase their ideas for television and Over-The-Top (OTT) distribution.
The Omni-Cultural TV Festival’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.
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.
Taking place Spring 2019 in Los Angeles with an independent Blue-Ribbon Panel of industry professionals including showrunners, buyers, distributors and established actors who will screen submissions and determine best-in-class for recognition.
Deadline for submissions is March 30th, 2019.
Tickets to our celebrity packed, red-carpet event are on sale now on Eventbrite.com!
Awards will include:
-Private meetings with Industry Executives and Distributors;
-2 General Admission Tickets to the Festival;
-One Full non-editorial NATPE Miami 2020 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 Cowen Entertainment Pitch Meeting for select winners.
OMNI-CULTURAL TV Fest Terms and Conditions:
The 2019 Submissions window Opens Oct 12th, 2018 and closes March 15th, 2019.
The Producer, writer and director must be over 18 years of age.
Entry Fee - $99 per submission. Deadline: March 30th, 2019.
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.
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. All others are not eligible.
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. All others are not eligible.
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. All others are not eligible.
* We will notify you should we feel your submission was placed in the wrong category.
*A winner for each category will be chosen in the closing 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 will be set at $75 per person.
VIP Tickets will also be available.
• 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.