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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 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

Gold Awards
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
  • Thanks for the Silver Award Indie Short Film to my UNEASE

    May 2023
  • George Chiang

    A very well organized festival. Thank you very much for the award for Best Original Song for Today and Tomorrow.

    May 2023
  • Thank you to the New York Movie Awards for selecting Black Cockatoo Crisis. Highly recommended.

    May 2023
  • Fred Paul Bailey

    It was an honor to win the award for LGBTQ Short Film for Neighborhood Stranger". The entry process and communications were seamless. And the Laurels look good on the poster!! Thanks New York Team!!!

    May 2023
  • I'm really happy and honored that my screenplay "LUNIMETARIUS" won the Silver Award: Feature Script at the New York Movie Awards
    Heartfelt thanks from Tuscany!

    May 2023