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):

Best Make up in a short film
Best Make up in a feature film
Best Make up in a music video
Best Costume design in a short film
Best Costume design in a feature film
Best Costume design in a music video
Best Art design in a short film
Best Art design in a music video
Best Art design in a feature film
Best Hair in a short film
Best Hair in a feature film
Best Hair in a music video
Best Production design in a feature film
Best Production design in a short film
Best Cinematography in a short
Best Cinematography in a feature
Best Choreography in a film
Best Choreography in a short film
Best Choreography in a music video
Best New Designer
Best Fashion short film
Best Fashion feature film
Best Fashion documentary feature film
Best Fashion documentary short film
Best Experimental short fashion
Best Experimental feature fashion
Best Animated fashion short
Best Student fashion project
Best Women empowerment in a fashion film
Best LGBTQ fashion film
Best Eco message in a fashion film

- 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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  • Kassy Mahea

    The New York International Women Festival was a pleasure to be acquainted with. I am certainly glad I submitted!

    January 2022
  • nina Kojima

    Special thanks to the team of the New York International Woman Festival for awarding our film! Thank you also for smooth updates on our submission on Instagram and email. Overall experience was fantastic! I hope I will return with the new project sooner than later! All the best!!!

    January 2022
  • Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin

    It was an honor to be a part of the festival.

    January 2022
  • Natacha Horn

    Thank you soooo much for awarding for best Production Design 'Swing' my first short film !

    December 2021
  • Veronica Narang

    Thank you so much for having Disappear as part of the festival in the Semi-Finalist category! Congratulations to everyone participating! What a wonderful experience!

    December 2021