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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 Jon Voight, 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

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
  • Paula Fouce

    Kudos to the New York Movie Awards for selecting such a slate of quality films. Thier staff is top notch and The Dark Hobby greatly appreciates their hard work and being iincluded in a remarkable festival!

    January 2022
  • New York Movie Awards is one of the most prestigious film festivals of the world. It is a grand and unique platform for the film-makers to showcase their talent.

    January 2022
  • Joseph L Harrison

    New York Movie Awards provided me with a great festival experience and is an outstanding professional festival. New York Movie Awards is a fantastic venue for writers to showcase their screenplays. Thanks for recognizing and selecting my "Soul's On Fire" screenplay.

    January 2022
  • Maxim Bogdanov

    Кинопремия прошла на высшем уровне .Я благодарю жюри кинофестиваля за высокую оценку моего фильма!

    January 2022
  • Gabriel Otero

    Thanks to New York Movie Awards for the Award Best Experimental Film to THE 7 VICES . I Was honored to be part of it. Thanks for your Professionalism , Quality , communication and Networking .

    January 2022