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
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
  • Marissa Lichwick

    If you have a great film, submit to the prestigious New York Film Awards. I had a wonderful experience submitting, finalizing, and winning their elite awards. If you want to enter into the film festival circuit, NYFA is a laurel you want on your film cover. They are great and I am forever grateful for their belief in my film.

    June 2020
  • Nice Online Festival! Very grateful for the recognition and the awards! Thanks New York Film Awards!

    June 2020
  • I am very happy for my victory and I appreciated so much festival organization and kindness. I hope to be here another time for new projects. Thank you, NYFA!

    June 2020
  • So delighted to have my film The Clothes Wear You win Best Experimental Film at New York Film Awards! What an amazing festival, great communication and A brilliant experience. As a new filmmaker I would recommend this festiva to anyone starting out, especially if you’re work is unique and experimental. It was a pleasure to be part of this festival and thank you for everything!

    June 2020
  • I've watched some films I really admired do well at the New York Film Awards, but never entered it myself because I didn't have a project I felt was a good fit. Recently, I produced a commercial and was thrilled to see that NYFA had a "Best Commercial" category, which is pretty rare these days. So, I decided to take a chance, especially since my commercial had a strong New York connection. The submission process was easy, communication was first rate, and the fee was fair. Fortunately, the judges smiled upon our commercial. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, as they say. It feels great to be an official alum of the festival now and I look forward to submitting again in the future when I feel I have something worthy.

    June 2020