The 'Best Actor Award – New York' is an International Bi-Monthly IMDb Qualifying Competition with Annual Screening Event, celebrating Actors from all over the world. Our Mission is to recognize talent and passion and to award the Best Performances in Acting of independent cinema. Only the Best Films of a whole year will be selected by the Jury for the Annual Screening Event in New York City.

During the Bi-Monthly Competition, our Jury will only award the Best Actors through private screenings. We may award Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze, depending on the judgment of the performance. All the Winners of the Bi-Monthly Competition will receive a Winner Laurel, our Official Certificate (digital format) ready for printing, will be listed on our web site and may order our Trophy. There may be Honorable Mentions to those Actors who haven’t won their category, but whose skills deserve to be celebrated. Moreover, we award the very Special “Outstanding Performance” that will receive an Exclusive Interview on our website. All the Award Winners may upload their credits on IMDb. Only the Best Films of a whole year will be selected by the Jury for the Annual Screening Event, that will take place in New York City in February 2021.

The Award Categories:

Special Jury Award: Outstanding Performance
Best Actor/Actress in a Drama
Best Actor/Actress in a Horror
Best Actor/Actress in a Historical Film
Best Actor/Actress in a Thriller
Best Actor/Actress in an Action Film
Best Actor/Actress in a Sci-Fi
Best Actor/Actress in a Fantasy
Best Actor/Actress in a Comedy
Best Actor/Actress in a Romance
Best Actor/Actress in a Noir Film
Best Actor/Actress in a Detective Film
Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Best Child Actor/Actress (from 5 to 12 y.o.)
Best Young Actor/Actress (from 12 to 18 y.o.)
Best Acting Debut
Best Voice Over Performance
Best Ensemble
Best Duo
Best Monologue

* Before submitting your project please read all rules and regulations *

What we’re looking for: Feature Films, Short Films, TV/Web-Series, Indie Films, Student Films, Music Videos, Commercials, Animations, Experimental Films, Documentaries. We accept films in any length, genre and language. Non-English films must have English subtitles.

We do not accept: 1. Amateur videos. 2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 3. Pornography. 4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 1080p HD). 5. We don’t accept scripts. 6. We don't accept excerpts/scenes from films: you must submit the entire film.

By submitting your film, take note that: The Best Actor Award is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) from any film submitted for promotional purposes. The films will not be available online. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be submitted to multiple categories. Winning categories vary every month depending on the submissions we receive and on the performances. If we think the categories submitted are not to a standard of the Best Actor Award win, they will be removed. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove the movie from the competition at any time. Entry fees are non-refundable. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for possible screening (private and/or public) and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations. Only the Best Films of a whole year will be selected by the Jury for the Annual Screening Event.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Best Actor Award, 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 or damage of the screening videos entered.

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  • Rosie Keogh

    Great festival! Easy communication and unique awards, would highly recommend!

    July 2020
  • stephen phillips

    Having won an award was a surprise for sure. My rating has nothing to do with my results. I think it is so cool, being a film-maker and an actor, that I could enter into a acting festival that looks solely at actors and their work. I will be submitting my next short...even though lightning rarely strikes twice, I will know that the best is looking at my work!

    July 2020
  • Adam Nowak

    Being honored at this important festival is truly an honor. A great festival! Thank you so much.

    July 2020
  • Marti Davis

    We're honored to have our Film KNIT be reviewed. We're super pleased for our amazing teen leading actress Leila Jean Davis to receive the Silver Best Actress in a Horror Film Award!
    Thanks so much! Marti Davis, Producer

    July 2020
  • Great moment when we knew that we won the awards diamond for best drama actor and actress for my movie the Favor. Thank you so much for that, for your open minding and your support. What a great festival and hope coming soon with another project...My best regards
    Bruno Henry director

    July 2020