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 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
  • Wonderful festival with such great communication. I felt honored to be a part!

    March 2021
  • The New York Film Awards provides an amazing platform, which both recognizes and supports the many facets of filmmaking that create movies. Thank you.

    March 2021
  • The festival run very smoothly and with great communication.

    February 2021
  • There is no place that we would want this screenplay to start its roots than in New York! We are so excited our story won two awards for A Son’s Gift . The NY film festival experience is monumental since the story comes from my true story published book “A Journey of Unconditional Love” where most of the story takes place in NYC and beyond. Thank you for this beautiful moment in time. I just know my Nicky is shining his light around us all. We are on our 8 X winning in three months. Armand Assante has read both the book and screenplay. He insist we find a team that is in sync with this story. This is our next project!

    February 2021
  • Great festival! Once again thank you for selecting my script (The Last Day of Paradise!) as a winner, such a honor!!!

    January 2021