Best Cinematography Award is one of the monthly film festivals of the Best Film Awards - IMDb Qualifing Film Festival. Our film festival is a prestigious monthly festival with live screening and an annual film festival for filmmakers around the world, based in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – London, 28th May 2021.

Last year, we awarded films and screenplays in the Best Director Award and Best Script Award. We honored the directors who were shortlisted for Oscar and BAFTA nominations.

We ourselves are filmmakers, producers and entrepreneurs. We know how difficult it is to show the world that someone appreciates your work. That's why we came up with a unique project in which we involved several jurors from around the world and created a new opportunity to show your film to the world.

The festival is based on a professional approach. We evaluate the technical design, sharpness, artistic intent, colors, tone of the film, the means of expression of the shots.

The main prize of the Best Film Awards is $ 5,000.

If you win, you can register your project on our IMDb website:


Best Cinematography (feature film or short film, any genre)


Best Short Film Cinematography
Best Short Documentary Cinematography
Best Feature Film Cinematography
Best Feature Documentary Cinematography
Best Student Film Cinematography
Best Animation Cinematography
Best Music Video Cinematography
Best TV Series Cinematogprahy
Best Drama Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Comedy Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Horror Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best LGBT Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Experimental Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Thriller Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Sci-fi Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Action Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Crimi Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Fantasy Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Parody Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Western Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best War Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Historical Film Cinematography (Short/Feature)

All winners receive a free certificate (pdf/jpg file)

The main prize of the Best Film Awards is $ 5,000.

1. If the film is not in English, it must have English subtitles.
2. All entry fees are non-refundable.
3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee is final.
5. Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film.
6. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
7. The organizers have the right to use trailers or still photos on public social networks to promote your project and our festival.

Overall Rating
  • Eileen Grubba

    This was an amazing festival. Communication was top notch and everything was extremely professional. The Dark Hearts team is proud to have had our film as an official selection and winner for Best Cinematography! We look forward to future teamings.

    April 2021
  • Big thanks from across the pond. Glad to have THE LUNATIC come out on top of the Best Cinematography Award.

    April 2021
  • Great festival and honoured to be part of it. Thank you very much for the award.

    March 2021
  • marco cucurnia

    Very super festival! Thanks. Marco

    March 2021
  • Good Festival with a great team and an eye for quality movies. My short film "Tell Me Who I Am" placed Finalist in the monthly competition. Check out this event!

    February 2021