IMDb Qualifier New York International Film Awards™ (NYIFA) is a Monthly Film and Script Competition with a public Screening Event held in the very heart of Manhattan, New York City, every three months. Our Mission is to celebrate films and filmmakers from all over the world and to be the next step in their career.

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Each month, NYIFA will award the best projects through private screenings. Every submitter can enter multiple categories in order to increase their chances to receive an award. Every Quarter-Finalist, Semi-Finalist, Finalist and Winner will receive our Official Laurels. Award Winners will also receive their Certificate of Achievement in HQ digital format, will be listed on our website, may order their Trophy and may upload their credits on IMDb.

Every three months, some of the Best Short films of every month will be chosen by the Jury to be screened during our public Screening Event at Producer’s Club, in the very heart of Manhattan, five-minute walk from Times Square, in New York City.

Next Public Screening Event: Fall 2021 (date to be confirmed)

NYIFA is looking for Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, TV/Web-Series, Series Pilots, Student Films, Animations, Trailers, Music Videos, Commercials, Experimental Films and Scripts. We accept films of any genres, length and language. Non-English films must have English subtitles. We accept Scripts of any genre, length and in English only.

We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos. 2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 3. Pornography. 4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution lower than 1080p HD). 5. We don't accept excerpts/scenes from films: you must submit the entire film.

BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS.
By submitting your film/script, take note that: New York International Film Awards is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) from any film/script submitted for promotional purposes. The film/script will not be available online. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be submitted to multiple categories. Winning categories vary every month depending on the submissions we receive. If we think the categories submitted are not to a standard of a NYIFA win, they will be removed. If you submit your film to the category ‘Best 1st time Director – Short’, it must be your first or second time directing a short film; If you submit your film to the category ‘Best 1st time Director – Feature’, it must be your first or second time directing a feature film; If you submit your film to the category ‘Best 1st time Producer’, it must be your first or second time producing a film (any kind of film); If you submit your film to the category ‘Best Acting Debut’, it must be your first or second time acting in a film (any kind of film): otherwise, your film will be disqualified from that specific category. All Winners may order their trophy by paying production costs and shipping costs. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove the movie from the competition at any time. Entry fees are non-refundable. The individual or corporation submitting the film/script hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for possible screening (private and/or public) and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations. Only some of the Best Short Films of the month will be selected by the Jury for the Screening Event we host at Producer’s Club, in the very heart of Manhattan, New York City, every three months. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless NYIFA, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss or damage of the screening videos entered. By submitting your film/script, you acknowledge you have read, understood and accepted all rules and regulations.

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  • Kelly Bergsma

    Our cast and crew are very grateful to be awarded the Grand Jury award! The communication was very clear and regular. We were well informed by the organisers and loved every minute of it.

    July 2021
  • Jim Schneider

    NYIFA has been very proactive in their outreach and helpful at every step along the way. Thank you!

    July 2021
  • Sumant Kranthi

    Thank you JURY and all the NYIFA Members for your review towards selecting KAALACHAKRA the best on your premier. With all blessings and support from seniors, parents and friends I thank one and all for making this up for the best.

    July 2021
  • BARBIER Anne

    What a great festival with a great organization! Awesome communication, they answered very nicely, straight away to all the questions asked.
    We are really happy we got finalist and a honorable mention award! I Highly recommend everyone to submit!

    July 2021
  • Ben McHugh

    Thank you so much NYIFA! Thrilled to be part of such a great festival and to be recognized this way was truly humbling. What an honor! Thank you!

    July 2021