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)

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  • It is such a privilege to be award winner at the NYFA as Best Music Video and Best Cinematography! We are extremely grateful and proud to be a part of this great and prestigious festival! Grazie mille!

    January 2023
  • Mike Stutz

    We've really enjoyed our experience with New York Film Awards!

    December 2022
  • What a humbling experience to be awarded by your prestigious organization! Thank you!

    December 2022
  • Shaun Anthony Robinson

    What an amazing Festival I am very honored to have received this award this Festival has opened so many doors I'm extremely appreciative of you taking my film with seriously and myself as a new filmmaker thank you very much I I support this Festival as they have supported me

    November 2022
  • New York Film Festival was a big surprise for me to receive the mention of best narrative film ....whirlwind is my first short movie ....i am the producer and solo actor of the film .... thanks all and congrats the other winners

    October 2022