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New York Movie Awards is an International Monthly 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.

In the last few years we rewarded important movie stars as Anita Ekberg, Jon Voight, Malcolm McDowell, Terrence Howard, Jeremy Piven, Eric Roberts, Toni Garnn, and many more actors and directors from all around the world. 


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 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 Actress
Best Actor
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script

Silver Awards
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. 
- You agree to receive promotional email from us and our festival partners
- 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
  • Hannah Howzdy

    We are so thankful to the entire team at New York Movie Awards for honoring our film "and the heavens must have cried" in your April program. A fantastic festival showcasing fantastic work -- we were overjoyed to be apart of it! We are so genuinely excited to have gotten to know the team and look forward to submitting more pieces in the future. Thank you for a wonderful festival process!

    May 2022
  • Honored to be a winner in the screenplay awards for "Flash Card". The trophy looks awesome.

    May 2022
  • Dale Jakubowski

    I am very honored and thankful for having my film, "Springtime Odyssey" selected to be included in the New York Movie Awards. I look forward to submitting further works in the future.

    May 2022
  • nina Kazé

    Such a delight to have our movie “princess of nowhere” screen at the lovely Kraine Theater in NYC among others last wkend and see it on the big screen.
    So grateful for the honorable mention and for seeing and acknowledging this special heartfelt project.
    A true Art house festival & a must thank you!

    May 2022
  • Patricia Sharpe

    Great festival, well organised and really interesting selections. Delighted to be part of it.

    May 2022