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
  • Patrícia Vasconcellos

    The awards received for our short documentary were widely celebrated. The festival clearly assesses the work with care, attention and impartiality. When I saw that we received the Grand Jury Award for Best Director Short I felt so grateful for knowing that our work and ideals can turn into recognition from a specialized jury. We are also extremely grateful for the award of Best Social Justice Film. I certainly recommend the New York International Film Awards as an opportunity not only to receive an analysis of the film but also to establish contact with the industry in the US. Patrícia Vasconcellos, director of "Curfew in NYC".

    December 2020
  • Great experience and awesome organisation. This is my first nomination in a festival for me and I'm so grateful. Sorry for my bad english, I come from France:)

    January 2021
  • John Rifici

    A wonderful experience with helpful organizers. Warm and Welcoming to all levels of talent.

    January 2021
  • Jeong-gook Lee

    This Festival was a very good experience and film art event for me. Thank you!!!

    January 2021
  • Anthony Brennan

    Highly Recommended festival for independent film makers!!!!

    January 2021