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 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.