American Filmatic Arts Awards is an organization focused on Independent Films internationally .
It is the 6th year that organized annually to revive & celebrate Indie cinema and new filmmakers worldwide in the USA.
Award ceremony will be held with live screenings in Brooklyn, New York.
It consist of more than 20 jurors who are in the field as film critics, filmmakers, industry professionals, distributors and producers internationally.
We strongly believe in that all unique films deserve to get a review by film professionals and new filmmakers have to be encouraged and applaud for their filmatic visions.

Founded by New York Eurasian Film Festival directors.
American Filmatic Arts Awards intends to discover contemporary Independent cinema, to restore and to create a new cinematic culture in response to the rapid changes in media seen in the 21st century.
AFAA presents the international competition section to find potential cinema artist and discover new indie films to be classic in the future.

Please visit our website for further info.

Feature Film (Drama)
Feature Film (Comedy/Dramedy)
Feature Film (Action/Thriller)
Feature Film (Horror)
Feature Film (SCI-FI)
Feature Film (Foreign)
Documentary Feature
Feature Film (Animation)

Short Film (Drama)
Short Film (Drama) Student
Short Film (Comedy/Dramedy)
Short Film (Comedy/Dramedy) Student
Short Film (Action/Thriller)
Short Film (Action/Thriller) Student
Short Film (Horror)
Short Film (Horror) Student
Short Film (SCI-FI)
Short Film (SCI-FI) Student
Short Film (Animation)
Short Film (Animation) Student
Short Film (LGBT)
Short Film (LGBT) Student
Short Film (Foreign)
Short Film (Foreign) Student

Documentary Short
Documentary Short Student
Experimental (Short)
Experimental (Short) Student
Nature/Environment/Wildlife (Student)
Webisode/New Media
Webisode/New Media (Student)
Music Video
Music Video (Student)
TimelapseTimelapse (Student)
Movie Trailer
Television - Pilot/Episodic
Reality Show
Public Service Programming/PSA
Script - Commercial
Screenplay Short
Screenplay Feature

Best Actor Male (Feature)
Best Actor Male (Short)
Best Actress Female (Feature)
Best Actress Female (Short)
Supporting Actor - (Feature)
Supporting Actor - (Short)
Supporting Actress - (Feature)
Supporting Actress - (Short)
Actor - Commercial
Actress - Commercial
Actress Under 18
Actor Under 18
Ensemble Cast

Editing (Feature)
Editing (Short/Series)
Editing (Commercial)
Editing (Music Video)
Sound Design (Short)
Sound Design (Feature)
Music score (Short)
Music score (Feature)
Production Design
Visual Effects
Cinematography (Feature)
Cinematography (Short/Series)
Cinematography (Commercial)
Cinematography (Music Video)
Women Filmmakers
Young Filmmaker - 17 and younger
Director (Feature Film)Director (Feature Film-Student)
Director (Short/Series)
Director (Short/Series - Student)
Director (Commercial)
Director (Commercial - Student)
Director (Music Video)
Director (Music Video - Student)
Producer (Feature Film)
Producer (Feature Film - Student)
Producer (Short/Series - Student)
Producer (Commercial - Student)Producer (Commercial - Student)
Producer - Music Video
Producer - (Music Video- Student)

Video Art (Student)
Video Art (Animation)
Video Art (Graphic Design)
Video Art (Live Action)
Video Artist

To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:

* ANY Country(ies) of Production which has been completed after January 2015.

*Short Films must be no more than 40 minutes in length including credits..

*Feature films must be no less than 59 minutes in length including credits. If your film is not meeting these criterias, still welcome to submit it.

*All non-English language films must have legible English language subtitles.

All films will be considered for each category that any film submitted for
"American Filmatic Arts Awards" will be judged by our jurors and committee to apply one to another award which may be best fit.
So the filmmakers have to submitted only for 2 category for now. As Short and Feature film and then jury will make the best decision for the award.

*All films must have been completed after January 2016. .

Only completed projects will be accepted. Filmmaker or distributor must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist on the film.

Overall Rating
  • The Cast and crew of Prospectors the Forgiven thank everybody for the recognition of this award winning western. Check it out on Amazon or go to for more info.

    December 2022
  • Alfredo M. G√≥mez Vicente

    Thank you for awarding up to 4 prizes to "Padre, hija y vieja" in the category of best foreign short film.

    April 2022
  • So glad to be awarded with Best Ensemble Cast, Best Horror & Thriller Feature, and Best Production Design! Very cool festival!

    February 2022
  • Jan Beyen

    Great festival that is worth to submit to. I recommend it to everyone.
    And of course a jury with a good taste and judgement : thank you so much for awarding Monkey Business as Best Foreign Short Animation. I am honoured and very happy with this award.

    February 2022
  • So glad to get a hometown NYC win with THE LUNATIC as BEST THRILLER SHORT! Only wish the ceremony was available (COVID SUCKS). Very sweet...Cheers to all involved.

    February 2022