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 our second annual Omni-Cultural TV Festival that will be held on December 8th 2020. The festival will be held this year virtually usuing an interactive online platform. Particapants will be able to navigate, network and particpate in the entire festival through use of their own avatar.

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.

Awards will include:
- Category Award
- One Full non-editorial NATPE Miami 2021 Registration Badge for each winner
- Pitch meetings set up for selected winners
- Cindy Cowan Entertainment Producer Pitch Meeting for select winners

OMNI-CULTURAL TV Fest Terms and Conditions:

The 2020 Submissions window Opens June 30th, 2019 and closes June 30th, 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 May 9th 2020.


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.

* 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 welcome.

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 welcome.
3-7 mins in length.
Short Film: All Categories 2-15 minutes

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 welcome. 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 $35pp VIP tickets $55pp

Tickets are non refundable.

• In the event your project is selected as a finalist, you may be asked to provide current additional items, such as: a trailer, high resolution poster or key art, still images, revised synopsis, short bios of writer, director and lead cast member, social media handles & hashtags, and a DCP for screening at the DGA.

• Omni-cultural TV Fest, reserves all right to cancel events & showcase screenings at its own discretion.

Overall Rating
  • Brandon Davis

    The 1st annual Omni Cultural TV Fest was a wonderful culmination of filmmakers, investors, and tv viewers alike. It gave my film “Badge of Honor” the opportunity to be viewed by the best in the independent market and was sold to “Shorts TV.” We are very thankful to have been apart and hope to be involved this coming year at the 2nd annual Omni Cultural TV Fest. Thank you to Kiki Melendez, her team, & especially NAPTE!!

    July 2019
  • Star Victoria

    It was amazing! Great festival to submit to and be a part of. Plus the winners get amazing opportunities! We won the student short pilot contest and what an amazing feeling. The love from everyone was incredible.

    July 2019
  • Andy Salmen

    The Omni Cultural NATPE TV Fest in the heart of Hollywood is a fantastic event and valuable festival for any creative looking to showcase their content. The panels and networking events were full of industry execs who could help get your project made. The partnership with NATPE and the value gained through that partnership is immeasurable. I will absolutely attend this event for many years to come.

    May 2019
  • Thomas Santiago Wright

    It was an honor to have my work ,amongst the other talented filmmakers, being screened on the large screen. I could not have asked for a more perfect welcoming venue for supporters and friends to come and view my productions. The overall event was fantastic and I'm so looking forward to next year and have already started making plans on my next production to submit for 2020. I also want to note that being a part of this Festival gave me the the exposure of beomg singled out by Spectrum news who did a full profile interview on me regarding the challenges of the indie ilmmaker and process it takes to not only getting idea completed in addition to for seeking avenues for how the work will be viewed.

    May 2019
  • Eric Schwartz

    Can't wait for the next OCTVF. Very informative, met tons of great people and the festival was good vibes the whole way.

    May 2019