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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  • Thank you so much for such a wonderful festival! Very honored to win BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN for our short film "The Dinner Party"! Looking forward to submitting to your festival again in the future!

    June 2022
  • Hank White

    Thank you NYIWF for awarding 8:37 REBIRTH Best Feature

    June 2022
  • I was so honored to have been awarded for our film SLA . Especially because this highlighted women in film .
    I would recommend this venue for all women who are creators of film and script
    Rebecca Christie S L A

    May 2022
  • Margot McDonald

    It’s a great thrill to be a Semi finalist. We’re hoping it’s not the end and we’re actually the winner. Shall keep you posted

    May 2022
  • Richard A. Pines

    Excellent communication!! Thank you for accepting Apache Girl as a Semi-Finalist. The valor and courage of the Apache Women and their struggle is to be respected and your festival allowed this moment to happen. Honored!!

    May 2022