New York International Women Festival is a seasonal competitive Festival dedicated to Film style, and female gaze in cinema.

First of all, it a festival that valorizes the work of women filmmakers. We are looking for a unique and innovative perspective from female filmmakers to introduce them and promote them. We also accept projects directed by non-female directors who have something important to say about womanhood.

Secondly, it is a festival to valorize the style and fashion in a film. Regardless of filmmaker gender, we aim to focus on the stylistic features of cinema to see what elements have made a film significant, to see how camera movements or set designs have been able to create a unique environment for the movie to be set in and to see how make-up artists, production designers and costume designers have been able to add their unique vision to these works of art. If you think you have a film with good taste, this is your festival and don't hesitate to submit your work.

The festival has a seasonal structure. First, the judges will privately review the submitted materials, and subsequently, they will announce the winners. The winner's projects will then be introduced to our social media.

1:) Awards for women-driven films:

Best awards for a feature directed by a women (Awards are presented for Best Debut Feature, Best US Feature, Best Foreign Feature, Best of Show; Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Experimental).

Best awards for a short directed by a women (Awards are presented for Best Debut Feature, Best US Feature, Best Foreign Feature, Best of Show; Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Experimental).

Best awards for a feature script written by a women ( Awards are presented for Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best of Show, Best US Screenplay, best unproduced script).

Best awards for a short script written by a women ( Awards are presented for Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best of Show, Best US Screenplay, best unproduced script).

Best award for a feature about women

Best award for a short about women

2:) Awards for style and fashion-driven films (for all genders):

- Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify the submitters by email
- Selections will be notified by email
- Entry fees are non-refundable
- Participants agree that clips and images from their works may be used for any promotional purposes on New York International Fashion Festival social media
-By submitting the materials, participants confirm that they hold the rights, or permission to use, all aspects of the submitted works.
- Short video clips no more than 30 mins.
- You can submit any number of works as long as all the rules are respected. For each category of awards, you need to submit separately.

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  • It´s a privilege to receive the Best Cinematography award in a feature film for my THE IBERIANS film. I´m very grateful for the recognition and for to be part of this amazing festival . 100% recomended.

    November 2022
  • A thousand thanks for selecting Under Tension, the prizes have value of course, but being chosen at the base is what makes you super happy! Under tension crosses the planet and we are honored that they came to you! A real honor!

    September 2022
  • Guillermo E. Barahona C.

    We are so thrilled to have made it as Semi-Finalists!! Thank you so much for the opportunity and congratulating the winners and the festival team.

    September 2022
  • Giulia Brazzale

    Amazing festival, I highly recommend it!

    September 2022
  • Deborah Levine

    Many thanks for the recognition of my TV pilot script, The Liberator's Daughter. A true pleasure to be part of the festival.

    September 2022