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Awards & Prizes

The Golden Light House Award for Best Feature Film

The highest honor at NEIFA, recognizing outstanding achievements in feature-length filmmaking. This prestigious award celebrates a film that has demonstrated exceptional storytelling, direction, and impact on the audience.

The Golden Light House Award for Best Short Film

Acknowledges excellence in the realm of short filmmaking. It honors the craft of concise storytelling, innovative filmmaking techniques, and the ability to captivate and engage the audience within a limited time frame.

The Golden Light House Award for Best Documentary Film

Celebrates exceptional non-fiction storytelling. This award recognizes a documentary that effectively explores real-life subjects, offers unique perspectives, and leaves a lasting impact on the viewer.

The Golden Light House Award for Best Animation Film

Honors outstanding achievements in the world of animation. This award celebrates creativity, innovation, and the ability to transport audiences into imaginative and visually stunning worlds.

The Golden Lighthouse Award for Best Experimental Film

Applauds avant-garde and boundary-pushing works of cinematic art. This award celebrates filmmakers who challenge conventions and redefine storytelling through their experimental approach.

Best Poster Award

Acknowledges the artistry and creativity behind film posters. This award recognizes a poster that effectively captures the essence of a film, intrigues viewers, and contributes to the overall cinematic experience.

Best Music Video

Recognizes outstanding achievements in the realm of music videos. This award celebrates the collaboration between musicians and filmmakers, honoring videos that enhance the music and create captivating visual narratives.

Students

Students

The Golden Light House Award for Best Student Feature Film

A bestowed upon exceptional achievements in feature-length filmmaking by students. This prestigious award celebrates a student-produced film that has exhibited remarkable storytelling, direction, and profound impact on the audience.

The Golden Light House Award for Best Student Short Film

Recognizes excellence in the domain of short filmmaking. This prestigious award pays homage to the art of concise storytelling, innovative filmmaking techniques, and the adeptness to captivate and engage the audience within a limited time frame.

Rules & Terms

Rules & Terms

International Submissions

By submitting your film to NEIFA, you acknowledge and agree that we welcome film submissions from all corners of the globe. Filmmakers from any country are encouraged to share their work with us.

Subtitle Requirement

For all non-English language films, you must ensure that subtitles in English are provided. This is a requirement to make your film accessible to a wider audience.

Premier Status

By submitting your film to NEIFA, you confirm that we accept films regardless of their premiere status. Whether your film is a premiere or has been screened before, you're invited to submit it for consideration.

Rights and Permissions

By submitting your film to NEIFA, you grant us the rights to publish your film's poster, images, and promotional materials on our official social media platforms. This allows us to effectively promote your work and the festival.

Digital Submissions

To submit your entry, you must use FilmFreeway, our designated platform for digital submissions. We've made it easy for you to share your cinematic creations securely and conveniently through this channel.

Branding

By submitting your trailer, you agree to allow NEIFA to incorporate our branding into the provided trailer. This branded trailer will be shared on our official social media platforms for promotional purposes related to the New England International Film Awards. By submitting, you grant NEIFA the necessary rights to perform this branding action.

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