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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  • Broken Tile Productions

    Thank you for an amazing experience and recognition for our film "On Turning 16". The Best Actor award team was extremely communicative and helpful. Highly recommend participating in their bi-monthly private screenings.

    March 2020
  • gabriele tacchi

    One of the most incredible festival i ever known. It's beautiful that it is only for actors. Thumb up up up!!!

    March 2020
  • Excellent! Fantastic communication! Very pleased that Vincent Jerome had won Best Actor in a Fantasy Film for Living in Crime Alley - a Batman Fan Film

    March 2020
  • Very happy to be the part of this brilliant festival. Our movie received the greatest award - Outstanding perfomance! Also it was a pleasure to give an interview. Thank you very much for your highest award!

    March 2020
  • Thanks for the award. We look forward to becoming a better film festival. Hope to thrive. Thank you

    March 2020