New York Film Awards is a monthly film competition for filmmakers worldwide.
Each month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings, and make a special interview with the monthly Best Picture winner. The winner will also qualify for the annual event, and nominated for Best of Fest (film of the year).

* All winners receive a free certificate (PDF/JPG file, ready to print). 

Best Picture
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy Film
Best Crime Film
Best Mystery Film
Best Parody
Best Western
Best Film Noir
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Microfilm
Best Indie Film
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Actor in an Indie Film
Best Actress in an Indie Film
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film
Best Song
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Makeup
Best Trailer
Best Original Story
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature
Best Television Script
Best First Time Screenwriter

* What we’re looking for? Story-based films and screenplays, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), or animation.

* By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
- The films will not be available online.
- We promote some of the films by uploading the trailers/teasers/posters/production stills.

* We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD)

Overall Rating
  • WOW, what a great experience to be part of the New York Film Awards. Communication and updates were outstanding and the beautiful email exchanges have been such a special part of this award. Thank you so much to all at the New York Film Awards, it's been such an honour to receive the Best Song award and Finalist for Best Picture this July. Such wonderful exposure to see the results of so much hard work. A brilliant opportunity for new film makers and song writers around the globe. Our team is so proud to have been a part of this fabulous film festival.

    July 2020
  • Amazing Festival!! Thank you so much For Best Indie Feature and Best First Time Screen Writer!!!!

    July 2020
  • What a great experience! Communication was excellent throughout.

    July 2020
  • If you have a great film, submit to the prestigious New York Film Awards. I had a wonderful experience submitting, finalizing, and winning their elite awards. If you want to enter into the film festival circuit, NYFA is a laurel you want on your film cover. They are great and I am forever grateful for their belief in my film.

    June 2020
  • Nice Online Festival! Very grateful for the recognition and the awards! Thanks New York Film Awards!

    June 2020