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
  • Raffaella Verga

    Ottimo festival e bellissima esperienza.
    Grazie mille da parte della Bella Gioventù

    November 2022
  • Marcus Peters

    Our TV series pilot; Beyond Ink was recently recognised in the Best Documentary Award Festival, which we won 'Best Male Director'. I along with the entire team are honoured to be recognised for our work and want to thank the festival team for selecting us for this award. An amazing experience that allows us to showcase and expose the level of filmmaking coming out of Australia.

    November 2022
  • Vishal Munsif

    I am extremely honored to be a winner at this festival. Best Documentary Award has given my film global visibility. Thank you!!!

    November 2022
  • Thank you so much Best Documentary Award Festival! I found this to be a filmmaker friendly festival and was thrilled to have Somehow Hopeful: The Story of a Woodsman selected as Best Documentary from America! This will always be special to me.

    November 2022
  • Thank you for the selecting The Soul of Sicily Documentary at a winner at the Best Documentary Award Festival! Your level of communication and professionalism has been outstanding! I'll definitely recommend other filmmakers to your festival.

    November 2022