NYTVFThe New York Television Festival (NYTVF) announced today its official selections for the pilots competition at the fifth annual festival scheduled for September. Making the selections cut were a host of original web series including MERRIme.com, GOLD, Leaving Bliss, Man-ManBlue Movies, Johnny B. Homeless, Hell Froze OverOdd Jobs and Streak to Win. Trailers for all of the 37 pilots in competition are now up on the NYTVF YouTube channel.

Similar to the just-wrapped ITVFest in Los Angeles, NYTVF is taking a step further in bridging the gap between traditional independent television and the emerging web television medium. The festival is bringing back what it calls Digital Day, which is an entire day of programming based around the online space. The festival runs from September 21-26 in Midtown Manhattan.

Full list of selections (courtesy NYTVF):

Around the Block (Reality)
Created by: Daniel Lir and Bryan Sarkinen—New York, NY
Astoria, Queens (Seriocomedy)
Created by: Kyle Thomas Coker—New York, NY
Ben Again (Drama)
Created by: John J. Ricci—New York, NY
Blog of a Pool Boy (Comedy)
Created by: Greg Burke, AJ Morales, and Lou Perez—New York, NY
Blue Movies (Comedy)
Created by: Scott Brown—Los Angeles, CA
The Call Center (Comedy/Mockumentary)
Created by: Rumana Huq—New York, NY
Calvin and Freddie’s Cosmic Encounters (Live Action Family Sitcom)
Created by: Rugg Williams, Sabina Cabe, and Troy Rowland—Los Angeles, CA
Cost of Living (Recession Comedy)
Created by: Akshay Ahuja, Thom Blaylock, and Samuel Frank–New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Dog (Drama)
Created by: Barry Gribble—Washington, DC
Genetisphere (Animated Sci-Fi Action)
Created by: Earthstar Jai Smith—Vancouver, BC, Canada
God & Co. (Animated Comedy)
Created by: Stephen Levinson and Joel Levinson—Brooklyn, NY
Gold (Comedy)
Created by: David Nett—Los Angeles, CA
Green Room (Drama)
Created by: Vince Parenti—New York, NY
Halfway There (Scenario-Based Improvised Comedy)
Created by: Michelle Best–New York, NY
Hell Froze Over (Romantic Comedy)
Created by: J. Wilder Konschak, Michael Benni Pierce, Shaun Boyle, and Alli Hartley—Brooklyn, NY
HomeSchooled (Comedy)
Created by: Matt Fisher, Alden Ford, and Justin Tyler—New York City, NY
Idiots, Dating (Comedy)
Created by: Dan Gregor and Doug Mand—New York, NY
Johnny B. Homeless (Comedy)
Created by: Al Thompson—New York City, NY
Kate So Far (Drama)
Created by: Heather Schlossnagle—Orange County, CA
Leaving Bliss (Comedy)
Created by: Shanna Micko—Los Angeles, CA
Lost Cities (Mock Travel Show)
Created by: Dan McNamara and Chad Von Nau—Jersey City, NJ
Man-Man (Animated Comedy)
Created by: Chris Prine and Tom Silvestro—Brooklyn, NY
MERRIme.com (Comedy)
Created by: Kaily Smith and David Weidoff—Los Angeles, CA
Monster Brothers (Reality)
Created by: Ryan Golambeske and Josh Golambeske—Santa Monica, CA
My Pal Satan (Comedy)
Created by: Dennis Heaton—Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The New 20s (Drama)
Created by: Tracy Taylor—Los Angeles, CA
NYCMusicShow (Music Documentary)
Created by: David Schumacher—New York, NY
Odd Jobs (Comedy)
Created by: Jeremy Redleaf—New York, NY
Pet Tripperz (Lifestyle/Travel/Pets)
Created by: Bartley Argo and Stacy Studstill—Savannah, GA
The Pocket Mayors (Nonscripted Travel)
Created by: Created by: Elias Zajchenco and Trent Ermes—New York, NY
Streak to Win (Documentary/Comedy)
Created by: Sean Tice and Adam Bedient—Brooklyn, NY
The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead (Surreal Animated Comedy)
Created by: Created by: Elliot Cowan—Bayside, NY
Team A.P.O.C.A.L.Y.P.S.E (Comedy)
Created by: Nick Armstrong—Los Angeles, CA
The Tenderloins (Comedy)
Created by: James Murray, Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, and Brian Quinn—Staten Island, NY
Titsburg (Comedy)
Created by: Tavon Bolourchi and Chioke Nassor—Brooklyn, NY
Who’s the Baddest (Nonscripted Reality)
Created by: Elis Pacheco—New York, NY
Why Can’t I Sell My House? (Workplace Comedy)
Created by: Sandy Abernathy and Russ Johnson—Dallas, TX

Top photo by Phil Thomas Di Giulio.

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