9th Annual

New York Los Angeles International Film Festival (NYLA)

May 04, 2019 to May 05, 2019

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Feature Film
Feature Films over 40 minutes. All genres.
(Narrative, Experimental, Domestic, Foreign, Etc....)
Short Film
Short Films under 40 minutes. All genres.
(Narrative, Experimental, Domestic, Foreign, Etc....)
Feature Documentary
Feature Documentaries over 40 minutes. All Topics and Subject Matter.
Short Documentary
Short Documentaries Under 40 minutes. All Topics and Subject Matter.
Animated Films under 40 minutes. All Styles.
Student Film
Student Directed or Produced projects under 40 minutes. All genres.

Music Video
Music Videos of all genres. Under 12 minutes.
Script Competition
Scripts of all genres that are under 160 pages in length.


The chief principle behind the NYLA International film festival is to create prominent networking and artistic interaction between talented independent filmmakers,writers, distributers and film enthusiast.


The New York Los Angeles International Film Festival is a biannual event taking place in two of the biggest media cities in the world. We kicked off our first session with screenings in New York and Los Angeles all within 10 days. We now will resume with our normal screening sessions by having our New York screenings in May and our Los Angeles screenings in October. Thus, providing filmmakers with maximum exposure and networking opportunities for their projects. The NYLA humbly takes honor in providing such a platform for the many independent filmmakers and writers attempting to launch their careers and share their creative talents. With becoming one of the larger independent festivals on the horizon, we look forward to kicking off the Los Angeles Screening session of the NYLA this May and showcasing the expressive artistry of the stars of tomorrow.

Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Script

Select Number of Honorable
Mention Awards


NYLA General Submissions Rules
Submissions in other than English must be subtitled or dubbed.
The entry fee is per category.
Entries must have been produced within the past ten years.
Label DVD with the WAB Tracking ID, Film Title and Email Address.


The NYLA is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The NYLA International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Entries will not be returned.