2023 Awards

Best Film
Blow Up My Life

Best World Film

Best Documentary

Best World Documentary
King of Kings

Audience Award
The Right to Read

Best Director
Tamika Miller for Honor Student

Best Documentary Director
Ashwin Chaudhary for Blind Eye Artist

Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker
Julia Camara for Stronghold

Best Actor
Souleymane Sy Savané in Our Father, the Devil

Best Actress
Babetida Sadjo in Our Father, the Devil           

Best Production
The Way to Happiness

New York Vision Award
Orange and the Blues  

Best Short
A Mukbang to Remember

Best Short Short
Visiting Day

Best Short Documentary
John Leguizamo Live at Rikers

Harlem Spotlight
In Search of Bengali Harlem

Uptown Award (Feature Film)
In the Weeds

Uptown Award (Short Film)
The Obituary of Jasper James

Best Youth Film
The Lake Merritt Monster

Best Animation
There is Exactly Enough Time

Best Experimental Film
Harlem is Nowhere

Best Music Video
Winter in Pluto

Winning Webisode
Closet B!tch  

Best Virtual Reality
Thank You for Sharing Your World

Winning Feature Screenplay
A Man Called White (Randy Hines)

Winning Short Script
1918 (Jenna Brister)

Feature Screenplay Finalists
Hyper/Space (Moon Molson)
King Of The Underground (Jeffrey M. Davis)
Paul Dunbar – Jump Back (Mary Keating)
QueenZ (Hedley Harlan, Roosevelt Davis)
Searching for Satoshi: The Genesis Block (AJ Cunder)

Short Screenplay Finalists
For LiLa (Kaitron Sentrel Bryant)
Magi (Dike Nwosu)
The Writer’s Hand (Lonnie Hughes)
Would? (Jay Dennis)