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 two months. Our Mission is to celebrate films and filmmakers from all over the world and to be the next step in their career.

(New York International Film Awards™ - NYIFA - All Rights Reserved 2020-2021)

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 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. 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 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/script, you acknowledge you have read, understood and accepted all rules and regulations.

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  • Thank you to NYIFA, You made this first time movie makier feel welcomed and noticed. Bravo!

    April 2021
  • Arnaud Blin

    A very interesting festival an a great opportunity to present the documentary "In their eyes"in New York

    April 2021
  • Janice Corran

    One of the best I've ever entered. Of course, I won so that makes an impact, but even so, highly organized and great communication. I highly recommend this one.

    April 2021
  • David Williams

    Thoroughly enjoyed the NYIFA. Constant communication. Being an award recipient also opened new doors and connections for the future. Highly recommend!

    April 2021
  • Pedro de la Llave

    I feel so honored my film was awarded on this great festival! Thank you!!

    April 2021