We are Pilot Light TV Festival! The UK's new festival of TV & Web Series, Season 2 takes place 4th-7th May 2017 in Manchester at HOME, Gorilla and Salford University's MediaCity venue. We are dedicated to celebrating the best in the past, present and future of TV & Web Series from around the world!

At Pilot Light TV Festival we pride ourself in the mission to discover the next generation of talent in episodic story telling. We aim to give the creators behind these projects the platform to get their TV Pilot or Web Series in front of Industry members and TV fans. Through opening submissions to get these projects onto the big screen as part of our official festival selection, we hope to find the next of the likes of Broad City, Breaking Bad and The Office.

Rules & Terms

Pilot Light TV Festival will be accepting submissions in the following categories:

Webisodes 0-5mins
Webisodes 5-19mins
Short form TV Pilot 20-29mins
Long form TV Pilot 30-60mins

Entries must also include a Series Vision Sheet which is to be sent to greg@pilotlightfestival.co.uk with the project title and tracking number in the email subject line. The sheet is a 1-5 page doc that gives an overview of the show including how many episodes have been produced/are in production, potential character arcs, synopsis of future episodes eg just a general idea of what the show would become.

Submission Fee's cover one episode submission. If you have more episodes please provide online screener links along with your Series Vision Sheet.

Submissions are welcome from around the world, but foreign language pilots must have English subtitles.

Pilot Light TV Festival, its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, licensees and assigns will not be responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, technically corrupt, postage‚Äźdue or misdirected entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.

3 Reviews

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    Katy Poulter

    We had a great experience at Pilot Light TV Festival this year. The points that really stood out to us were how incredibly well organised they were and how friendly. The venue/cinema was amazing and it was a real pleasure seeing our work on such state if the art screens.

    Our only disappointment was that the creator networking happened during our programme which meant we were unable to attend and other creators may have been put off going to our screening.

    That said, we were really glad we went and we hope it expands and gets more popular every year.

    May 2017
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    Catherine Bray

    The Pilot Light TV Festival Season 2 was brilliant! Great lineup of interesting web series and television from around the globe! Really easy to navigate and the staff were very helpful and excited about the programme which was contagious! PLTV festival also looks after its filmmakers which was really cool to experience. Can't wait to see what they have in store for next year! - The Grind Team

    May 2017
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    Misha Calvert

    Fantastic experience. The organizers are incredibly passionate about TV and web, and it shows in their programming. The space, HOME, is really exquisite, and I enjoyed all of the pieces they selected both for the in-competition screenings and the special screenings and premieres. I would definitely return!

    May 2017