Gothamite is a young International Film Festival based in NYC. It is dedicated to filmmakers and screenwriters who are willing to be promoted and exposed around the globe.

Because of the limited screening timeframe only selected yearly winners will be screened in front of a live audience in NYC at yearly event. We do not hold screenings monthly.

Each month Gothamite film festival offers the chance for a diverse group of filmmakers to win a customized laurel, printable Certificate, and promotion on our social media.

Gothamite's mission is to promote diverse filmmakers of all ages.

Filmmakers will have the chance to showcase trailers, posters for the film.

Winners will be announced on social media pages every month.

Every film of the Official Selection and the winners will be selected at the end of each month. This way filmmakers will find out about the selection shortly.

ALL PARTICIPATING SUBMISSIONS GET 'OFFICIAL SELECTION' LAURELS.

Each month our jury will carefully select filmmakers and their projects that our committee will find the most compelling. Awards will be given in multiple ‘Main Categories’. Also, every submission can add an unlimited amount of ‘Additional Sub-Categories'.

Every Award Winner will receive our Official Certificate and Laurel via email. The certificate will be ready for printing, posting on social media, and advertising on the website.

Winners of each month will be advertised throughout our social media with poster posts, photos from the film, directors & producers promotion.

Moreover, Monthly Award Winners of 'Best feature film of the month' and 'Best short film of the month' will automatically be entered into our 'Best of Year' selection in their respective categories. Please note only the finalists of these categories will have their work screened at the yearly online event. The yearly winners will be interviewed and this interview will be posted on our website.

Every 'Best of Year' Winner will be listed on our website for the next whole year and will be promoted on our social media platforms.

Awards:
-Best Short Film of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Narrative Feature Film of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Web Series of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Horror Short of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Thriller Short of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Comedy Short of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Super Short Film. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Experimental Short of the Month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Documentary of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Music Video of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Animation of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Student Film of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Student Documentary of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Screenplay of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Mobile Short Film. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best 360/VR/AR/Interactive of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Jury special award of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Director the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best First-time director of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Editor of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Student filmmaker of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Young filmmaker of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Actor of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Actress of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Supporting Actor of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Supporting Actress of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Young Actor of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Young Actress of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Cinematographer of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Original Score of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Visual Effects of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Original Feature film script of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Original short film script of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Commercial of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best TV pilot script of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Drama script of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Comedy script of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Action script of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Horror script of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel
-Best Poster of the month. Awarded with Digital Certificate +Laurel

Please read the rules before submitting your work:

All the movies are evaluated following the category specification. Sub-category submission must be added to a main category. A sub-category without the main category won't be considered.

Judging decisions will not be explained.

Films can be submitted to multiple categories.

You can submit multiple projects.

Feedback on selection decisions will not be provided.

We don't require premiere status.

Please submit the director's statement and image, description of the project with all the specifications, promo photos/videos of the project.

If you decide to make any changes to your movie you have to go through the submission process again.

If the film makes it to the official selection, the filmmaker will be notified via the contact method listed in the submission form.

Films must be made in or after 2022.

Gothamite accepts movies in all languages. If the film is not in English it must have English subtitles by the time submitted. Gothamite doesn't cover any subtitling expenses.

Gothamite takes the quality of films very seriously. We only accept HD films, so any movies below 720p resolution with poor audio quality will not be considered.

Submissions for the festival must be accompanied by the submission fee and a filled online entry form. Films must be submitted via online streaming services such as Youtube, Vimeo, etc (using a private link) or via FilmFreeway submission platform.

Gothamite encourages all the filmmakers to send us promotional material such as posters, stills, trailers, and teasers so we can fully promote the movie. Gothamite reserves the right to use any promotional materials on our website, social media, and press releases.

Applicants are responsible for having all the rights and permissions for all third-party materials in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights.

By submitting a film you give us rights to screen it in front of a live audience during the festival if selected for the program.

Films of the 'Official selection' will be notified via email which was listed by the applicant.

Once the project is submitted, submission cannot be canceled or refunded.
Gothamite doesn't waive any submission fees. This rule applies to all applicants.

Gothamite has the right to add, alter, change, or delete any portion of the guidelines at any time without notice.

The Festival reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project for any Festival program or submission category.

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  • A wonderful film award show that has energized my team and I! So excellent and honored!

    April 2024
  • Dominic Paolo Testa

    Gothamite Monthly Film Awards is a great place to measure the validity of your creation. It's run out of NYC which adds to the validity of your creation. I definitely recommend submitting your work.

    April 2024
  • Bobbie Burgess-Tatum

    Great experience. Great communication. Hope to do it again soon! Best of luck to all who entered!

    April 2024
  • Awesome festival, thanks you! You have professional team, best regards and see you soon..

    April 2024
  • Ana A P. Braunstein

    Thank You Gothamite MFA for the honor to receive Best Drama Script Award and for the opportunity to share our film "A Silent Call: Can: Can Anyone Hear Me?" with your terrific NY film festival!

    April 2024