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
  • C Z A R I N A None

    It was great working with New York Film Festival. All the communication was very professional and clear, and everything went smoothly. I look forward to submitting my work to them again.

    November 2019
  • George Leontakianakos

    Amazing Festival! All in all! A huge thumbs up for the whole team! I recommend it 100%! Thank you very much for the award in my film Silent Ties !!! I will definitely be back again!

    December 2019
  • Jakub Boruń

    Great experience and community! Communication was excellent, Festival Team is very kind. Thank you so much for giving us 'Best Horror' Award. It was a big honor for me and "Creeping Out" crew. It was a pleasure being a part of your professional Competition. Best wishes!

    November 2019
  • Seppe Van Beneden

    Highly recommend NYFA! Communication is excellent and that, in turn, proves they are very well organized! Extremely happy with my award! Very motivating to keep working on my screenplay and I'll submit my next project again!

    November 2019
  • Ari Takahashi

    I am honored to have received an award for the music video I submitted. I would like to thank everybody at NYFA, but let me say a big thank you in particular to Mor Cohen, such a nice person to deal with. It was a nice experience, I will certainly submit again in the near future.

    October 2019