New England International Film Awards: Unlock Annual Global Recognition with NEIFA! Join us on a mission to propel emerging artists onto the global stage. NEIFA is your annual launchpad to international acclaim, and we want YOU to be a part of this incredible journey. Discover a platform where your creativity meets worldwide recognition, and where your voice as a filmmaker resonates with a diverse global audience.

At NEIFA, your film isn't just screened; it's showcased to industry titans like Netflix and HBO Max, opening doors to worldwide exposure and prestige. Our illustrious panel of judges, consisting of accomplished artists from writers to directors, actors to producers, professors to industry insiders, painstakingly selects the official winners who will bask in the glory of the coveted Golden Light House Award.

Your support fuels our passion, and we invite you to join us on this mission to revolutionize independent storytelling across the globe. Submit your film to NEIFA today and witness your creative masterpiece soar to unprecedented heights.

Filmmaker Services

Professional Written Analysis
"Unlock the full potential of your film with our Professional Written Analysis Service. Regardless of your festival selection status, we offer comprehensive feedback that highlights your film's strengths and areas for growth. Our expert team provides valuable insights to help you refine your craft and thrive as a filmmaker. Elevate your storytelling and cinematic skills with our tailored analysis."

Interviews with Filmmakers
"Put the spotlight on your film and your creative journey with our Interviews with Filmmakers Service. This opportunity allows you to share your story, inspirations, and unique perspective as a director. Your interview will be featured on our festival website, reaching a global audience, and promoted on our social media platforms. Connect with your audience on a personal level and celebrate your cinematic artistry in a meaningful way."

The Golden Light House Award for Best Feature Film
The highest honor at NEIFA, recognizing outstanding achievements in feature-length filmmaking. This prestigious award celebrates a film that has demonstrated exceptional storytelling, direction, and impact on the audience.

The Golden Light House Award for Best Short Film
Acknowledges excellence in the realm of short filmmaking. It honors the craft of concise storytelling, innovative filmmaking techniques, and the ability to captivate and engage the audience within a limited time frame.

The Golden Light House Award for Best Documentary Film
Celebrates exceptional non-fiction storytelling. This award recognizes a documentary that effectively explores real-life subjects, offers unique perspectives, and leaves a lasting impact on the viewer.

The Golden Light House Award for Best Animation Film
Honors outstanding achievements in the world of animation. This award celebrates creativity, innovation, and the ability to transport audiences into imaginative and visually stunning worlds.

The Golden Light House Award for Best LGBT Film
Highlights exceptional films that explore LGBTQ+ themes, stories, and experiences. This award recognizes the power of cinema to shed light on diverse perspectives.

The Golden Lighthouse Award for Best Experimental Film
Applauds avant-garde and boundary-pushing works of cinematic art. This award celebrates filmmakers who challenge conventions and redefine storytelling through their experimental approach.

Best Poster Award
Acknowledges the artistry and creativity behind film posters. This award recognizes a poster that effectively captures the essence of a film, intrigues viewers, and contributes to the overall cinematic experience.

Best Music Video
Recognizes outstanding achievements in the realm of music videos. This award celebrates the collaboration between musicians and filmmakers, honoring videos that enhance the music and create captivating visual narratives.

Each NEIFA award category represents a distinct facet of filmmaking excellence, contributing to the diverse tapestry of the cinematic arts.

International Submissions:
By submitting your film to NEIFA, you acknowledge and agree that we welcome film submissions from all corners of the globe. Filmmakers from any country are encouraged to share their work with us.

Subtitle Requirement:
For all non-English language films, you must ensure that subtitles in English are provided. This is a requirement to make your film accessible to a wider audience.

Premier Status:
By submitting your film to NEIFA, you confirm that we accept films regardless of their premiere status. Whether your film is a premiere or has been screened before, you're invited to submit it for consideration.

Rights and Permissions:
By submitting your film to NEIFA, you grant us the rights to publish your film's poster, images, and promotional materials on our official social media platforms. This allows us to effectively promote your work and the festival.

Digital Submissions:
To submit your entry, you must use FilmFreeway, our designated platform for digital submissions. We've made it easy for you to share your cinematic creations securely and conveniently through this channel.

By submitting your trailer, you agree to allow NEIFA to incorporate our branding into the provided trailer. This branded trailer will be shared on our official social media platforms for promotional purposes related to the New England International Film Awards. By submitting, you grant NEIFA the necessary rights to perform this branding action.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and celebrating the diverse and vibrant world of cinema. Thank you for considering us as a platform for your artistic expression.