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
  • Martin Holper

    This is a fantastic Festival! Thank u so much for "Best Thriller" for my short "Resolve"! Amazing

    November 2020
  • Great film festival!! Thank you so much for all your support with my short film July 15th!!

    November 2020
  • I cannot express how amazing it is to be an award winner at this festival. Fantastic communication. Thank you to the team at NYFA for supporting a film about mental health awareness. Incredible honour.

    November 2020
  • Lovie Johnson

    First and be completely transparent this review will be SUPER biased because my film just won "BEST INDIE SHORT" in the New York Film Awards.

    It is what it is...

    Now...back to my glowing review of the New York Film Awards Film-Festival!!!

    Obviously winning an award in a film festival is a great achievement but for me being selected is the first initial rush of seeing that green check mark.

    The communication was on point and networking possibilities seem to be endless with the other opportunities available through the festival itself.

    All in all...I had a great quarantine time with being a part of the "New York Film Awards" during these strange times in 2020.

    Stay Safe, Sane, & Sanitized...

    Take Care & GodSpeed...

    Warmest Regards...
    Lovie Ray Johnson Jr.

    November 2020
  • Paula Rossman

    This was a welcoming, communicative team! I was so appreciative of the info they shared and for the warm reception of my script! I look forward to getting into production with my screenplay and bringing back the film, produced, in the future!

    November 2020