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 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.

* Upcoming Public Screening Event: October 21st, 2021 (Fully Booked)*
* Next Public Screening Event: January 2022 (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. 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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  • samuele cavicchi

    Great experience! Will submit again our next projects!

    October 2021
  • Kyle Cristello

    Very quick with response. Overall great!

    October 2021
  • Peter Renzullo

    Absolutely thrilled to be part of this festival, and to be honoured with a Grand Jury award for my music video! Thank you so much NYIFA

    October 2021
  • Cosimo Tucci

    Great Festival! thank you. Will submit again !

    October 2021
  • June Mock

    Such an honor to be part of the New York International Film Awards amongst the many films within. Beyond excited and grateful for being invited and recognized by your Jury's for my teams film "To Be MELO". Such a huge benefit for filmmakers and producers like myself. Thank many times! June

    October 2021