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 (37 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

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
  • Toma Enache

    Great festival, professional team and a very good format. All these make us really proud that BETWEEN PAIN AND AMEN has won an Honorable Mention for Best Feature Film. Thank you!

    January 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Toma!

  • Nenad Zezelj

    Great festival! So happy our film/artist won Honorable Mention: Acting!

    February 2020
  • Mara Lencina

    Thanks to everyone who helped put this wonderful festival together! We are delighted to have won Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Feature for our film "Stolen Babies of Spain." The festival organizers communicated very well with us and the quality of submissions were impressive. Well done!

    February 2020
  • Bea de Visser

    Great platform to show your film. Thank you for the award "Best Experimental Short" for my film 'The animal that therefore I am'. Professional team, good format.

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Bea!

  • Alberto Martín-Aragón

    Great festival with a great communicación. Highly recommended.

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Alberto!