The chief principle behind the NYLA International film festival is to create prominent networking and artistic interaction between talented independent filmmakers,writers, distributers and film enthusiast.

The New York Los Angeles International Film Festival is a biannual event taking place in two of the biggest media cities in the world. Our New York screenings take place in May and our Los Angeles screenings in October. Thus, providing filmmakers with maximum exposure and networking opportunities for their projects. The NYLA humbly takes honor in providing such a platform for the many independent filmmakers and writers attempting to launch their careers and share their creative talents. With becoming one of the larger independent festivals on the horizon, we look forward to kicking off the New York Screening session of the NYLA this May and showcasing the expressive artistry of the stars of tomorrow.

Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Script

Audience Award

Select Number of Honorable Mention Awards

NYLA General Submissions Rules
Submissions in other than English must be subtitled or dubbed.
The entry fee is per category.
Entries must have been produced within the past ten years.
Label DVD with the FilmFreeway Tracking ID, Film Title and Email Address.

The NYLA is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The NYLA International Film Festival 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 of or damage to the screening videos entered. Entries will not be returned.

Overall Rating
  • Walter Stewart

    I can't tell you how blown away and grateful I am for this recognition. To have been so generously awarded in the company of what I am sure is are many writers of surpassing excellence is humbling. Thank you, Festival administrators, and everyone else involved in what is a most memorable day for me.

    Walter Stewart

    April 2021
  • Thank you for selecting my script (The Last Day of Paradise) as a winner at your festival!

    December 2020
  • I was thrilled to be awarded the prize for "Best Music Video" for my Animated Music Video "Baby Boomer's Rap" from my screenplay,
    "Baby Boomers Can Dance". Thank you very much for this wonderful honor. Best Regards, Pam Price, Songwriter. Animator. Screenwriter

    December 2020
  • I was thrilled to win an Award for Excellence, and have my script for The Adventures of John and Mary named a Finalist. I'll be back again next time.

    November 2020
  • Honored to be apart of the festival! We received information in quick order. The team is grateful for the festivals support and endorsement of the material!

    November 2020