Welcome to the IMDb qualifying New York Independent Cinema Awards.
We believe in the power of cinema and independent filmmaking.
The festival is a creative event which stands with all the artists involved in film and script projects. U.S. and international projects are selected in various categories of the competition.
Every edition, our team will announce the best in each category through NY Arts & Cinema as our sponsor. Film and script projects are evaluated and screened by our programmers and the official selections are forwarded to jury members assigned to each category.
The winners are promoted on IMDb, social media and through the magazine every month. The award winners can request for further online screening of films through our partnered screening platforms.
Every year, we also screen our best feature and best short of the year in New York.
Members of the jury are chosen from award winning film directors, producers, actors, critics and artists from New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles and all over the world. We also select our jury from the award winning artists of the past editions.
U.S. Narrative Short
International Narrative Feature
International Narrative Short
U.S. Documentary Feature
U.S Documentary Short
International Documentary Feature
International Documentary Short
Best Science Fiction
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best TV Series-Web-Pilot
We consider films regardless of their completion date. You can submit any film no matter when it was made.
Shorts must be less than 50 minutes.
Films over 50 minutes should submit to the feature category.
New York Independent Cinema Awards can use trailer/teaser/film poster for promotional purpose.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
You own all the rights to the film.