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SeriesFest aims to give television its own Sundance

SeriesFest, to be held this summer in Denver, is aiming to give indie TV a place to shine

If the Sundance Film Festival is the place to go to get in touch with the American independent film zeitgeist, what is the equivalent for television?

If all goes as planners intend, that place could be SeriesFest, the just-launched festival of independent television that will be held in Denver this June.

The four-day festival will feature screenings of more than 30 new pilots from emerging and established talents, as well as keynote lectures and panel discussions.

Though no names have been announced yet, the festival will begin receiving submissions March 1.

The pilots will be either scripted or "improvisational fiction," which is apparently the new description of what used to be called reality (then unscripted) TV.

The festival will take place June 18-21 at the Sie FilmCenter in Denver, with an opening-night screening at the Red Rocks Amphitheater.

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