Welcome to Indie Shorts Awards NEW YORK

Along with our Festival Partners, our mission is to discover talented filmmakers from all over the world and help them promote and showcase their work in Seoul, Cannes , New York, Miami and Buenos Aires.
Indie Shorts Awards New York is a festival dedicated to international short films of all genres, aiming to find new voices and perspectives to celebrate the power of a good story. We are committed to bring the best of worldwide cinema.

New York, the city that never sleeps, is a hotbed for filmmakers who want to skirt the big motion picture studios—after all, it's the birthplace of independent film.
Being a thriving film hub, the city plays host to hundreds of filmmakers, industry professionals and movie lovers annually.
As it's said, if you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere.

We are willing to screen your film in different markets amongst diverse audiences, in order to support you in developing your uprising career.
As an initiative of our Festival partnership with Indie Shorts Awards Seoul, Cannes, Buenos Aires and Miami , all award winning films will be screened in our public events. All tickets for the screening blocks will be complimentary.
Our professional screeners will privately review your film and the highest scored films will become part of the official selection. Then, our international jury will award the best projects among them. All of them will receive the official laurel and an achievement certificate.

We will also be awarding the Best Short of the year with a prize of USD 2500 and the Best New Filmmaker with a prize of USD 1000 (The annual prize of usd 2500 will be given once a year to the best film chosen from the Five Festivals. Same as the annual prize of usd 1000 for Best New Filmmaker).

Winner announcements will be released through our social media to help promote your film.
We know the importance of having a full house cinema. This is why we are committed to promote all our events around the world and present our screenings free of charge.
Each event is an opportunity for networking with other artists and people from the industry.

CATEGORIES

We proudly announce all our Categories.

Your project might become a multi award winning film!.

In order to apply to any additional category, the film must be submitted in a MAIN category.

MAIN CATEGORIES

Best Short
Best Foreign short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animation Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Student Short
Best First Time Filmmaker Short
Best Music Video
Best Web Series

ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES

Best Producer
Best Female Director
Best Male Director
Best Female Student Director
Best Male Student Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best New Artist
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Screenwriting

RULES

1- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
2- The Festival relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.
3- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.
4- All fees are non-refundable.
5- INDIE SHORTS AWARDS NEW YORK will not be responsible for damaged copies.
6- A DCP copy of the film is required for the annual gala screening.
7- Students must present a valid Student ID in order to receive our student discount.
8- Not all the submissions are selected for the official competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.
9- INDIE SHORTS AWARDS NEW YORK can consider any film to be disqualified if the festival considers the content inappropriate. If you have any question regarding this decision you might contact us at our email address nyc@indieshortsawards.com
10- Filmmakers can submit the film in multiple categories in order to become a multi-award film. Our Team may suggest the categories that are more suitable for the film to apply. Still, the decision about the selection is strictly determined by our judges' team and no selection is guaranteed.
11- A fee is required for the main category submission and also fees for additional categories. For payment structure visit (FilmFreeway website).
12- The applicants (submitters) must accept INDIE SHORTS AWARDS NEW YORK Rules and Terms.
13- All submissions in personal categories required the name of the person and the category. You can easily send us this information in the cover letter at FilmFreeway website.
14- Submitting your movie, you authorize INDIE SHORTS AWARDS NEW YORK to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.
15- Maximum length allowed is 40 minutes.
16- The annual prize of usd 2500 will be given once a year to the best film chosen from the Five Festivals. Same as the annual prize of usd 1000 for Best New Filmmaker.