★ IMDb Qualifying Festival ★

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 Jeremy Irons, 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. 
- Only a selection of winning films will be screened.
- 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.
- By submitting for the festival, you agree to receive promotional emails from the festival itself or from its partners.
- 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 is a privilege to be selected in this amazing festival. Thank you so much for the Official Selection of my THE IBERIANS film. Grateful for the recognition.

    August 2022
  • Hot Chilli Films

    It was great to be part of the festival.

    August 2022
  • Marty Sliwinski

    It's been an honor and a pleasure to be a part of this festival! The organizing team was so friendly and approachable! Wonderful experience. Diefinitely a festival to go to! Thank you for having us with our film!

    August 2022
  • Thank you so much for supporting The Dream Catcher on behalf of all the cast and crew.

    August 2022
  • Thank you for choosing this movie. It depicts a difficult world view, and I thought it wouldn't be popular with the general public, so I'm very happy. I would appreciate it if you could feel something from this movie.

    August 2022