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

44 Reviews

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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
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    Jacqueline Lopez

    Great film festival for a first time production like mine. Great communication and turnaround.

    March 2017
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    James Rowlins

    Great festival! Well organised! Great to have 1st, 2nd places etc in every category! Regards, Jack! :)

    March 2017
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    Charles Mandracchia

    Now this is an awards festival that any New York film maker should be a part of. As a Broadway Actor turned animation director, I have worked with very well established and highly regarded professionals and I can honestly say this is a 5 star awards competition with a great variety of film talent. I was more than proud to have entered!

    March 2017