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What we’re looking for?

Story-based films, 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 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)


Best Film of the Month
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller

Best Action

Best Sci-Fi

Best Crime Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Microfilm
Best Indie Film
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Film
Best Inspirational Film 
Best Original Screenplay
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress

Best Couple
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film

Festival Description

New York Film Awards is an IMDb qualifying 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 winner of the Best Film of the Month award.



* All winners receive a free certificate (PDF file, ready for print). 


Mor Cohen, Co-Director

Roy Zafrani, Co-Director

Nami Melumad, Festival Coordinator

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