New Wave Cinema Awards is a seasonal online film festival dedicated to arthouse shorts, features, and screenplays of all genres.

The festival is especially interested in discovering and nurturing emerging filmmakers from around the globe.

Every season, our festival will announce the winners through private screenings.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary short
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Script
Best Unproduced script
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Comedy
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Thriller
Best Trailer
Best Composer
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Independent Film

Films must have been completed after 2018 in order to be eligible for the annual.

You must own the rights or have permission from the owner in order to submit.

There is no completion date requirement for our seasonal festival.

All genres and all countries are eligible.

Entry fees are non refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Mimi Garrard

    Thank you! We were delighted to be a part of this fine festival.

    Mimi Garrard

    July 2022
  • Deborah Levine

    A great pleasure to participate and a real honor to been a Winner. Thank you so much.

    July 2022
  • Thanks for the award for best first time filmmaker at the recent festival. I am so honoured! Cheers!

    July 2022
  • Kain Baigent

    Fantastic communication, but, of course, to be selected at the
    'London New Wave Festival' was wonderful, as I didn't think the British would like it-how wrong I was. And really fantastic communication from the staff. Thank people, stay happy and healthy. Luv Kain

    May 2022
  • William Swett

    I never expected to win, but I did, and the award added momentum and validation to my writing!

    May 2022