Best Documentary Award is one of the online film festivals of the Best Film Awards - IMDb Qualifing Film Festival. Our film festival is a prestigious festival for filmmakers around the world, based in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – London.

Last year, we honored the directors who were shortlisted for Oscar and BAFTA nominations. The festival is based on a professional approach. In the evaluation, we focus on the technical design of the film, the idea of ​​the film, dramatic gradation, the tone of the film, the script, the conflict, the reality of the action, the acting performances and we attention to the details on which your film is composed.

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. Our mission is to recognize talent and passion and to award the best film project.

Our festival can have a greater reach and be more effective for filmmakers than a live screening festival, because nowadays everyone in the world can watch online screenings, not just from one city.

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


Best Super Short Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Student Documentary
Best Document from Europe
Best Document from Asia and Australia
Best Document from Africa
Best Document from America
Best Document from South America
Best Document from Arctic and Antarctic


Best Director
Best First-Time Director
Best Male Director
Best Female Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Narratorr


Best Document about theme: Nature and Ecology
Best Document about theme: History
Best Document about theme: War
Best Document about the Person
Best Document about Sport
Best Document about LGBTQ
Best Document about Human Rights
Best Document about Quarantine
Best Document about Migrations

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

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
  • Gostaria de agradecer toda curadoria do festival!!!!! Abs a todos.

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    It's great that your work has raised the level of our festival!

  • Rick Van Velsor

    We are over the moon with our win for Keeping Christmas. Thank you Best Documentary Awards for giving us such an honor.

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    It's amazing to hear these positive words from you!

  • I am very honored to have been selected for my Short Documentary Champions Together and as a First-Time Director by the Best Documentary Award. As an independent documentary director being selected means so much to me! Sincerely, Linda D. Taylor, Director

    April 2022
    Response from festival:

    We are glad that you were part of our competition!

  • It has been great to take part in this film festival! Thank you so much for a recognition of my film "MAY BEE" and for a Best Document About Quarantine award!!

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback! It's amazing to hear such nice words!

  • Marcelo Lagreze

    So happy to be part of the festival with my two short doc films (PAUSE) and "Utopia of the Outraged". Thanks. Best

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    We are glad that you were part of our competition!