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Independent Television Festival in Manchester VT

You’re surely familiar with the concept of a film festival, but did you know our fair hamlet of Manchester, Vermont hosts a multiday festival dedicated to independent television? Given the caliber of indie TV these days, it’s really no surprise there should be a celebration of its craft that doubles as an opportunity for hungry up-and-coming creators to mingle with well-established showrunners and producers.

And that’s exactly what Manchester’s Independent TV Festival (ITVFest), an annual tradition since 2006, is all about. If you’re attending the 2018 edition, which takes place October 10th through October 14th, we hope you’ll choose Manchester’s most luxurious lodgings here at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, just a stone’s throw from the festival venues.

The 2018 Independent TV Festival

Presented by the Television Academy and serving as the culmination of yearlong activities of the ITVFest Creative Network, ITVFest features screenings, panels, workshops, award ceremonies, and more across its five days in the heart of Vermont’s fabulously fall-colored mountains.

Comedies to dramas to dramedies, the ITVFest screenings show off some of the best and brightest filmmakers, acting talent, and writers in the business. The awards gala rounds out the festival on Sunday, October 14th at 3 PM.

From panel discussions to writer-focused Storyworld Sessions, ITVFest’s programs offer valuable insights into the nuts-and-bolts of bringing ideas for episodic programming to the small screen. Covering everything from honing a pitch to the promise of virtual reality, they’re practical and inspirational in equal measure.

There’s also a pitch competition culminating in a live presentation to TV execs on Saturday, October 13th, with winners landing development deals with Adaptive Studios and Big Vision Empty Wallet.

And all throughout ITVFest there’ll be numerous opportunities for laidback networking: a great chance to strike up the connections and relationships vital to making high-quality TV, whether you’re a writer with a killer idea or an executive keen for content.

Enjoy Luxury Collection Hospitality at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa for the 2018 Independent Television Festival

If you’re attending this year’s Independent Television Festival in lovely Manchester, Vermont, we invite you to stay with us here at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, where you’ll enjoy easy access to town and all the event goings-on as well as the leaf-peeping-ready hiking trails of Mount Equinox and beyond. We’ll shower you with Luxury Collection hospitality while you happily immerse yourself in the world of independent TV with a whole gaggle of likeminded artists and developers. Book your Equinox stay for the festival today!

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