The NYC Indie Film Awards are a monthly awards online competition based in the center of the most exciting city on this planet, and is a platform for Independent Filmmakers from all over the world to show their talents!

We are an online competition and don't have physical screenings, every award winner has the chance to purchase a trophy.

We are an official event on IMDb!

Each awards category has three ranks, which means three winners (Diamond Award, Platinum Award, and Gold Award)

· Best Short Film
· Best Director
· Best Actor
· Best Actress
· Best Screenplay
· Best Original Score
· Best Cinematography
· Best Special Effects
· Best Editing

· Entries must be in English or - Subtitled, dubbed in English.
· Every submission has to pick one main category
· Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
· All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us.
· Works in progress are accepted
· Entries will not be returned
· Entry fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • Thomas Deshays

    Good festival! We recommend it!

    November 2018
  • Very happy to have won the Silver Award for Best Short Film (October 2018)! Thanks NYC Indie Film Awards! Will definitely consider to submit for my next projects ;)

    October 2018
  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    Thank NYC Indie Film Awards for awarding our documentary “The One Who Holds Sovereignty Over Everything” the Platinum Award. It means a lot to us and also encourages us to continue to produce more wonderful films. This is a great film festival. And we will enter again!

    October 2018
  • Mostafa Keshvari

    Was an honour to win few awards , highly recommend for any artistic filmmaker.

    October 2018
  • I have so many things to say about this great festival. It is operated by true professionals who are true film connoisseurs. They are supportive of both the films and the film makers. Just wonderful on all accords and they do an amazing job of communicating with the film maker. NYC Indie Film Awards is Truly one of the best festivals in the World. My team from "Quintessential The Movie" sends our love and appreciation to this awesome organization. All Film Makers should bring their works to the NYC Indie Film Awards they truly know what they are doing. 5 star ratings on everything they deserve it.

    October 2018