IMDb Qualifier NYIFA® • New York International Film Awards 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 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. Filmmakers included in the screening are notified 4 weeks prior to the event.

* Next Public Screening Event: Winter (date to be decided) *

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, Italian and French.

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 720p 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. Trophies are optional, are not included in the submission fee and all Winners may order the 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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  • We are very happy with the festival and we thank everyone involved for our win as a 1st time screenwriters. It makes us immensely happy and gives us a great joy in writing new scripts. This is what we really want to do.

    September 2022
  • Lyria Garcia

    Thank you so much New York International Film Awards. What an honor to be awarded Best First Time Director, Best Indie Short, Best Social Justice, Best Social Drama awards for our film WAYSLAND! It's been a great experience to be a part of this festival! The communication has been great and prompt, the organizers have been fantastic to deal with. I look forward to sharing our next film with you!

    September 2022
  • Croatan Productions

    Greatly Appreciate the communication. FIrst time submitting to a festival and winning. Will submit again.

    September 2022
  • Lorien Haynes

    Huge thanks to the NYIFA for embracing our film. Makes a huge difference. THANK YOU from the 'Everything I Ever Wanted To Tell My Daughter About Men' team.

    September 2022
  • We were very impressed with the communication and quick response from the New York International Film Awards - NYIFA. We are still celebrating the win.

    September 2022