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)
5. Films that depict or include any cruelty to animals.

NYFA is a Filmmakers Connect member, a Magic Productions Int Ltd brand, and a partner festival of Top Shorts, Festigious, Actors Awards, LA Film Awards and Filmmakers Connect Awards.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you New York Fim Awards for judging my thriller "Burned" and awarding it Best Short Screenplay.

    April 2024
  • Great festival! Should be on everyone's entry list!

    April 2024
  • Thank you New York Film Awards! It was a wonderful experience, thanks for the awards, the whole crew is very proud of it. We wish you much success in your work!

    April 2024
  • Chris Harboldt

    Thank you, New York Film Awards, for selecting our film BOSS OF THE TOSS as Best Comedy! We highly recommend your fest.

    December 2023
  • Hsun-Chun Chuang

    We are very happy that our work, THE MULTIVERSE OF HAPPY GENERATION, won the Best Commercial.
    It was an incredible and intimate experience at the festival, thanks to the New York Film Awards!

    August 2023