Welcome to Indie Shorts Awards NEW YORK
Indie Shorts Awards New York is an international independent short film competition. Our goal is to find talented filmmakers and help them promote their work.
As a recognition for creativity we will award once a year the “Best Short of the Year” with a cash prize of USD 3500.
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.
Your film will be reviewed by our screener team and the highest scored ones will be selected as Official Selection receiving corresponding Laurels. Then, winners will be chosen by our international jury and receive Official Laurels and Certificates.
All award-winning films will be screened in our public and complementary Events where you will have the opportunity to network with filmmakers and people from the industry.
We proudly announce all our Categories.
Your project might become a multi award winning film!.
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
Best Female Director
Best Male Director
Best Female Student Director
Best Male Student Director
Best New Artist
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Production Design
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 3500 will be given once a year to the Best Short of the Year.