New York Film Awards is an international monthly film & screenplay competition.
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 in a Film
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
  • It was a wonderful experience, the opportunity to take part in your screenwriting competition. I'm thrilled to have received positive recognition for my first feature script, "Outlaws of Contrition County". Before submitting, I'd been preparing myself to give up on writing. Thanks to your feedback, I have the confidence to continue striving.

    November 2021
  • Rebecca C. Jacoby

    Thank you NYFA to have turned my participation into a breathtaking experience. I love the whole process from the writing to the selection until the result for the Best screenplay, it’s extra and a great honor !

    October 2021
  • There's no more cooperative and supporting fest I've participated in! Wonderful and prestigious festival, I'm so happy to be one of the winners. You've opened a great path for Cuba Libre!

    All the fives!

    October 2021
  • Camellia Doncheva

    A fantastic festival ! The Hunt For Salamander won the award which proves that every project has been given the chance. Thank you for your fair and really proffessional attitude!

    September 2021
  • susan lim

    This is an incredible film Awards to participate in, with high standards, efficient and friendly organisers, and great exposure on a wonderful platform !

    September 2021