IMDb qualifier’s New York Neorealism Film Awards is an international monthly film festival and community for directors and cinema professionals, our mission is to discover talents in order to also involve them in the production of new movies. A scouting that has already allowed us to produce several projects with the film company New York Neorealism Factory including "Dance again with me Heywood!" with Academy Award Winning special guest James Ivory.
Register your project and you will have a unique opportunity for independent filmmakers from all over the world!
And a selection of short films will be screened every month in Rome at Officine Farneto.

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

Best Narrative Feature
Best Indie Narrative Feature (low budget)
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Indie Narrative Short (low budget)
Best Documentary Short
Best Super Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Student Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy
Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Producer
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best VFX
Best Feature Script
Best Short Script

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 or Italian subtitles (unless the spoken language is English or Italian)
The scripts must be in English or Italian or French.
We do not accept:
Amateur videos
Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD.

Overall Rating
  • Giulia Brazzale

    Amazing festival! A really good selection! Thanks

    January 2022
  • Thank you New York Neorealism Film Awards for giving the top award- best documentary to my film Monk Arsenije! I'm so honored! This festival rocks!🎉🎉

    January 2022
  • an honor to be included

    December 2021
  • it is an honour for our film WAQT to be selected for the great festival. Thanks so much for the support and encouragement.

    December 2021
  • Rosie Malek-Yonan

    A great big thank you to the New York Neorealism Film Festival. We are thrilled to have won Best Screenplay for “Master Speesa!” We look forward to returning again with our next project. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022. 🏆Rosie & Monica Malek-Yonan

    December 2021