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 (38 categories):

Best Picture (feature film or short film, any genre)

MAIN CATEGORIES

Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Film
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 LGBTQ
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script

SUB-CATEGORIES
The following awards can be assigned for short or feature films, any genre:

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

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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  • Marceau Uguen

    Really cool festival, thank you for our awards !

    July 2020
  • It was great to be part of The New York Movie Awards, thank you !

    July 2020
  • I am Incredibly honored that both my first films Mr. Lockdown and feature film Probashi are finalists at this awesome festival!

    July 2020
  • NYMA is a fantastic monthly festival in the city that never sleeps! I enjoyed great communication regarding the status of my submission and the team is wonderful about marketing your project on social media and sharing posts. Thank you New York Movie Awards for the honor of Best Web/TV Series for "The Honey Trapper" Season 2! I look forward to submitting more projects in the future.

    July 2020
  • Although the festival was virtual, we were still humbled and proud to be selected as Best Feature Film for TORN - DARK BULLETS. We are most grateful to the organizers and Jury. Hope to have the priveledges of submitting our next feature.

    July 2020