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
  • Thank you so much to a great film festival whose communication is such an outstanding quality. The hospitality/kindness by such emails - letting us know what is going down; not to forget to mention the value of the networking/great contacts we've made since we've been a part of this festival. The NEW YORK FILM AWARDS makes filmmakers want to make more films. Heartfelt THANKS! Fiona Lincke

    January 2020
  • It was such a privilege to be a part of the New York Film Awards, January 2020 edition! To see winning entries from diverse parts of the globe and to be counted among them is truly a high honor. We look forward to submitting future projects for consideration by the NYFA panel.

    February 2020
  • Sergey Khromykh

    We were happy to take part in this film festival. And very glad to get Best Indie Film in December 2019. we recommend for other filmmakers to consider this competition!

    January 2020
  • Thanks for an opportunity 🙏

    January 2020
  • Sean Chandler

    An Outstanding Organization!!! I'm very proud to have been a part of the New York Film Awards!!!

    January 2020