A great opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their projects in different markets and expand their careers.

About Us

Welcome to IMDb qualifying NEW YORK Indie Shorts Awards a TOP 50 MOST POPULAR festival.

A total of USD 4000 in Cash Prizes per year for the Best Shorts of the Seasons.

New York Indie Shorts Awards is an international independent short film competition with LIVE EVENTS. Our goal is to find talented filmmakers and help them promote their work.

WE SCREEN ALL THE MAIN CATEGORY AWARD WINNING FILMS IN OUR PUBLIC LIVE EVENTS.

ADDITIONALLY, WE ORGANIZE VIRTUAL EVENTS WHERE THE OFFICIAL SELECTION FILMS ARE SCREENED IN ORDER TO SUPPORT NEW FILMMAKERS PROJECTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

Quarterly, apart from our winners announcement, we will award as a recognition for creativity and talent, the “Best Short of the Season” with a CASH PRIZES of USD 1000. (A total amount of USD 4000 per year).

We accept films from all genres. Some of our former contestants includes Iggy Pop, Pauline Chalamet, Julie Pacino, Kevin Bacon, Oscar nominees Jude Law, Brenda Blethyn, Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick and a new wave of talented directors like Ania Gauer, Julien Gauthier,  Anthony Nti, Pierre Leon Luneau, Michael Chereau and so many more.

New York, the city that never sleeps, is a hotspot for filmmakers who want to promote their independent projects.

Being a thriving film hub, the city plays host to hundreds of filmmakers, industry professionals and movie lovers annually.

As it’s said, if you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.

Your film will be reviewed by our screener team and the highest scored ones will be selected as Official Selection receiving corresponding Laurels.  Then, our international jury will choose the winners in each category and they will receive the Official Laurels and Certificates.

All the Official Selection films will be screened in our Online Event in a private platform. All the audience must have a ticket or invitation. All filmmakers will receive courtesy tickets. Filmmakers lounges, Q&A and articles about competition short films and filmmakers will be released during the season.

All main category award-winning films will be screened in our public and complementary Event where you will have the opportunity to network with filmmakers and people from the industry.

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”

- Orson Wells

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