The BEST DAMN FILM AWARDS festival is held Quarterly with an awards ceremony at the end of the year. We aim to bring even more attention to your Wonderful Work! With hundreds of festivals offering limited recognition to the great filmmakers that are the foundation of our industry, we offer over 15 categories to highlight the specific and overall elements of each film.
ABOUT THE CONTEST:
Each film will be reviewed by the panel and awarded based on its superior elements. This is a selective festival. So, if you are "SELECTED" you can be proud in knowing that your SELECTED film is truly amazing. Award winning films will be showcased on all of our social sites. The years events will be celebrated in January of each year with press events, parties, forums, panels, and more.
QUOTABLES: EVERY film SELECTED into the festival will get a quote to put into their posters or websites.
Contest Dates are:
January, February, and March - Season 1 2023
April, May, and June - Season 2 2023
July, August, and September - Season 3 2023
October, November, and December - Season 4 2023
All Submissions are eligible for consideration for AWARDS
AWARD WINNERS - YEARLY
Best DAMN Champion
Best DAMN Director
Best DAMN 18U Film
Best DAMN Foreign Film (non-U.S.)
Best DAMN Anime/Animation
AWARD WINNERS - QUARTERLY
Best Film - Champion
Best 18U Film
Best Foreign Film
Best in Genre
Best Male Actor
Best Female Actress
Best LBTQ+ Acting
Best 18u Acting
Best Plot Twist
Best Love Story
Best Veteran Story
(Subcategories are subject to change and creation)
RULES & REGULATIONS
Submitters and/or Participants to any Best Damn Film Awards Festival, Award Ceremony, Screenplay Contest, and any other BDFA contest or submission events must agree upon entry, submission, or participation to the following terms, rules, and regulations:
Projects submitted to Best Damn Film Awards (BDFA) must NOT have distribution agreements in the United States of America.
Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars, before projects will be viewed.
Festival dates are subject to change. All review times and venues may be subject to delay or change
By submitting to the Best Damn Film Awards, all listed creators authorize the submission. In submitting your work to Best Damn Film Awards you are admitting that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.
In the event of multiple creators of an award or prize-winning work, awards and prizes will be divided equally among listed creators.
All judges, readers, and screeners decisions are final.
Best Damn Film Awards is not responsible for projects missing or lost in transit. Submission fees are non-refundable.
Best Damn Film Awards reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Entries in our competitions are void where prohibited by law.