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 (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 Short Script
Best Feature Script


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

Immagina Audience Award
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
  • It was a great pleasure to win Best Indie Short Film .....This Award will encourage and inspire hundreds of filmmakers to choose NYMA to join your festival. Today my film Silver Gandhi is an icon of courage and hope due to your honest selection. Proud of NYMA. A BIG THANKS FROM INDIA.

    January 2021
  • Martin AgRam

    Thank you for the recognition you give to our short film "A way for Tomás", winner of the Best Original Screenplay award and seven honorable mentions: best short, actor (Sergio Dávila), original score y original song (La Banda del Bisonte), costume design (Laura Vallejo), production design (Sara Lucía Betancur) y VFX (Mateo Londoño). A considerable encouragement to the work undertaken by the Punto 8 Audiovisual team. Greetings from Colombia.

    January 2021
  • Honored to have received your award from you for "Anna & Luter". Thank you the jury and NYMA!

    January 2021
  • christophe ledard

    New York Movie Awards is an excellent festival, with a good communication, and a website well informed. i recommend this imdb qualifying !

    January 2021
  • Harlow Schuman

    Thank you for selecting "Holding the Rope"! It's so great to be recognized by NYMA.

    January 2021