IMDb qualifier’s New York Movie Awards is a monthly and annual international film festival with monthly live screenings.

New York is the cultural center of the world and for us, films are the highest point of the culture. Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers.

Every last Sunday of the month, a selection of winning films will be screened in the East Village at the Kraine Theater.

The Kraine Theater is one of the most well known downtown venues featuring Off and Off-Off Broadway productions year round.

MONTHLY COMPETITION (44 categories):

Best Picture (feature film or short film, any genre)

Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Indie Feature Film (low budget)
Best Short Film
Best Indie Short Film (low budget)
Best Short Documentary
Best Super Short Film
Best Web/Tv Series
Best Music Video
Best Trailer / Teaser
Best Commercial / Promotional Video
Best Mobile Short
Best Student Film
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Inspirational Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy
Best Producer
Best First Time Director
Best Director Feature Film
Best Director Short Film
Best Director Super Short Film
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Story
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Cinematography
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best VFX
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script

Honorable Mentions

All winners receive a free certificate (pdf/jpg file).

We accept:
- Short and feature films, in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), experimental or animated film.
- Music Videos
- Web/TV Series (also pilot)
- Feature Scripts, Short Scripts

By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable. 
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
- You can submit again your work for the following months.
- The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English)
- The scripts must be in English or Italian or French

We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD

Overall Rating
  • We are beyond grateful to the New York Movie Awards for awarding “Was I Next? The Sean Cribbin Story” with two ❤️❤️ Honorable Mentions for Editing and Original Story.

    The New York Movie Awards is a sister festival to the Florence Film Awards, Milan Gold Awards and the Hollywood Gold Awards. The networking we gained from this network of sister festivals has been incredible.

    Congratulations to all the finalist, honourable mentions and winners this season. It is especially rewarding when the larger cities associated with film and media support our documentary. The symbolism associated with the Statue of Liberty and the Freedom Tower rings true - we are honoured to be mentioned in the big apple!!
    🗽🍎 🇺🇸🇨🇦

    All the best this festival season - if you’re looking for a hospitable and down home festival with a world class feel… look no further. Highly recommended.

    Billy Greer, Producer
    iCogitate Productions Inc.

    May 2021
  • Rick Legendary

    One of the best film festivals around, very professional

    May 2021
  • Daniel Sinclair

    Proud for my short film to have been awarded Best Horror Short Film-- thanks, New York Movie Awards!!

    May 2021
  • I was thrilled to win Best Picture and Best Experimental! I'm so proud to have been part of this selection and wonderful festival! Great communication on the part of the team. Congratulations to all the filmmakers!

    May 2021
  • Very pro and concise ! thanks for having us there !

    May 2021