TV SERIES any film with a continuity - Running Time 20 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.

 A movie  60 to 120 minutes all genres

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 program 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 (2021/22/23)

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.


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


We accept:
- DCP via Email (preferred)
-  Via - DropBox, etc

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.