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
  • Nicolaus Taylor

    We loved being a part of the NYFA. Their constant communication was the best part, as you're understandably anxious when submitting a film to a fesitval. They informed us every step of the way: when our film was selected, when we were a semi-finalist, finalist and when had won an award. It was a great honor to be a part of this great festival and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of submitting. They also provide winners every month, so you have a much better chance than the annual fests. Will definitely consider them in the future. Thanks NYFA!

    January 2021
  • Germano Blanco

    Thank you New York Film Awards for the Best Actor award and supporting our short film, "First Time." Hope I'm able to be there in person in the future!

    January 2021
  • Wonderful Film festival, I was happy to enter it. It was a great and positive experience.

    December 2020
  • Stephen Phillips

    Amazing Festival. I will be submitting my next film.

    December 2020
  • Martin Holper

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

    November 2020