IMDb qualifier’s New York Movie Awards is a monthly 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 monthly short 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.
Free admission.

MONTHLY COMPETITION (38 categories):

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


Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Super Short Film
Best Web/Tv Series
Best Music Video
Best Director Feature Film
Best Director Short Film
Best Director Super Short Film
Best First Time Director
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 Short Script
Best Feature Script

The following awards can be assigned for short or feature films, any genre:

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

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
  • Keith Large

    Fantastic festival. Great communication and a mountain of opportunities for cast and crew to win awards. Highly recommend submitting your film to this monthly festival.

    May 2020
  • Very cool festival) thank you, guys)

    May 2020
  • Fantastic and brilliant festival that enable filmmakers to share their content with the world! I am very happy to have submitted my project for their viewing.

    May 2020
  • Fantastic and competitive, I highly recommend filmmakers to send their work to the New York Movie Awards. The possibility of winning an award or honorable mention, is too good a chance to pass!

    May 2020
  • Pathos Distribution

    Dear organizers of the LHIFM,
    We are truly honored to be part of your festival. It is for us a high level recognition that fills us with pride.
    Even our directors Emanuele Pisano (The family gold) and Maurizio Ravallese (The suit) are very keen to thank you. We understand perfectly the difficulties that the pandemic has caused. But despite the obstacles, your organization and the high quality of the selected films have impressed us: we will certainly participate in the next editions with other shorts. We keep in touch for any other initiative: festivals, even though in this period they often take place online for Covid-19, are an excellent opportunity to create networks. Best wishes. Pathos Distribution

    May 2020