Welcome to the IMDb qualifying New York Independent Cinema Awards!

New York Independent Cinema Awards seeks international and U.S. features and shorts for various categories of the monthly and annual festival.

All the award winners of the monthly edition can also request to be screened online as well.

Every year, we screen our best feature and best short of the year in our live event and screening in New York.

Official selections and award winners of the monthly edition are nominated for the annual festival and will also be promoted on social media, New York Arts & Cinema Magazine, and listed on IMDb.

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 filmmakers of the past editions.

Our festival is an outstanding event for recognizing talented U.S. and International filmmakers every month and providing the right tools for the official selections and the award winners to succeed in the film industry.

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 Script
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Cinematographer
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Composer
Best Editor
Best Animation
Best Comedy
Best Experimental
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Music Video
Best Trailer
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.

Overall Rating
  • I was honored to be selected for script(SLA) and would submit my film
    when completed . This was a great opportunity and I thank this organization .
    Rebecca Christie

    April 2021
  • Randy S Kirk

    It was awesome to see that our short romance flick, The Diner was selected for your festival!! Thank you very much!

    April 2021
  • Thank you very much for recognizing this important documentary short.

    April 2021
  • A great festival of value & quality, prompt with their communication and genuinely appreciative of the work... Honoured to have won Best Script and hope to return with the completed film one day soon... ๐Ÿ’กโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

    March 2021
  • Anne Marie

    Thank you so much for selecting my student film, Stuck in Love, for the festival! It was so much fun participating. I highly recommend submitting to this festival.

    March 2021