The NYC Indie Film Awards are a monthly awards competition based in the center of the most exciting city on this planet, and is a platform for Independent Filmmakers from all over the world to show their talents!

We are an official event on IMDb!

Awards & Prizes

Each awards category has three ranks, which means three winners (Diamond Award, Platinum Award, and Gold Award)

· Best Short Film
· Best Director
· Best Actor
· Best Actress
· Best Screenplay
· Best Original Score
· Best Cinematography
· Best Special Effects
· Best Editing

Rules & Terms

· Entries must be in English or - Subtitled, dubbed in English.
· Every submission has to pick one main category
· Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
· All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us.
· Works in progress are accepted
· Entries will not be returned
· Entry fees are non-refundable

47 Reviews

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    Linda Kuriloff

    The acknowledgement of being one of the selected films was a thrill, only to be later named a Gold Award winner, and quickly alerted by organizers with the news both times.

    May 2017
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    Brooke Lewis

    Thank you for an absolute honor and joy! The NYC Indie Film Awards is professional, selective and fair. I will cherish my Best Actress award always! Much success to all the future filmmakers!

    May 2017
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    David Kennedy Polanco

    It was a great surprise learning about NYC Indie Film Awards and sincere pleasure being included.
    I wish them good luck and do recommend NYCIFA .

    May 2017
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    William Bentley Films LLC

    I had a great experience submitting to NYC Indie Festival. The communication throughout the application process was really good. Thank you!

    April 2017
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    Ben Rider

    Great experience with NYC Indie Film Awards. Would recommend.

    March 2017