IMDb Qualifier New York International Film Awards (NYIFA) is a Monthly Film Competition with a public Screening Event held in the very heart of Manhattan, New York City, every two 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, 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 Official Selection, 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 two 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.

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

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 scripts. 6. We don't accept excerpts/scenes from films: you must submit the entire film.

By submitting your film, take note that: New York International Film Awards is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) from any film submitted for promotional purposes. The films 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. 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 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 two 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, you acknowledge you have read, understood and accepted all rules and regulations.

Overall Rating
  • gabriella hanna

    participating and including our film in NYIFA has been great. The emails and communication is well and fast responded. The social media in NYIFA is really well organized and makes us excited with their fast updates. NYIFA also great for it's qualification since the winner of this film festival could go to IMDb and have an amazing-well-crafted trophy. Also I'm so honored, that NYIFA considered my first film project as on of their winners in three categories. I'm having so much amazing and fun experience in NYIFA. Wish all the best for this film festival!! :)

    October 2020
  • Thanks for choosing our film "Gözde the Fighter" as the best sports film. It is an honor to be rewarded by such a prestigious festival. I appreciate your organization for this amazing film festival.

    November 2020
  • Hannia Guillen

    Thank you NYIFA for the wonderful experience and for the recognition.

    November 2020
  • Thank you NYIFA for selecting my web series into you festival! We were thrilled beyond belief by going from official selection to semi finalist to award winner! Super great being part of your festival. Thank you so much!

    November 2020
  • They did a great job of being transparent throughout the festival! Very good experience.

    November 2020