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 LGBTQ
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

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  • Thank you for selecting our documentary "The Disparity". What a great honor that is. Bless you all!

    Sincerely,
    Madeline Kelley (Scriptwriter & Movie Producer)
    Kamnar Productions, LLC

    September 2021
  • Fantastic festival. It’s very recommended.

    September 2021
  • Wonderful competition. I am so grateful to have been a part of your competition. I would recommend to any fiilmaker

    September 2021
  • KOFFI CHICO GNASSOUNOU

    Wonderfull thank so much for the amazing price

    August 2021
  • We are so grateful to the New York Movie Awards for giving our film, Don’t Trust Tarkovsky, Best Cinematography and Honorable Mention as Original Story awards in June 2021. It was a true honour for my team and me to participate in this festival. Peace and love.

    August 2021