Best Documentary Award is one of the monthly film festivals of the Best Film Awards - IMDb Qualifing Film Festival, organized by the GOLDEN ART. Our film festival is a prestigious monthly festival with live screening once a month and an annual film festival for filmmakers around the world, based in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – London, 29th December 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.

Our mission is to recognize talent and passion and to award the best documents. Our team works around the clock. Each films we seen within 72 hours! Best Documentary Award is looking for the best short and feature film documents!

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 and we attention to the details on which your film is composed.

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

The best films from each month will be screened. Every month we will produce a small brochure. In this brochure you will find specific monthly screened films. You can also find them on our website in the BEST FILM AWARDS section in the Monthly Screenings section.

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

MONTHLY COMPETITION (26 categories):

Best Documentary (feature or short documentary, any genre and length)


Best Super Short Documentary (under 15 minutes)
Best Short Documentary (under 52 minutes)
Best Feature Documentary (over 52 minutes)
Best Student Documentary


Best Ecology Documentary (Short/Feature)
Best History Documentary (Short/Feature)
Best Nature Documentary (Short/Feature)
Best War Documentary (Short/Feature)
Best Autobiographical Documentary (Short/Documentary)
Best Personality Profile Documentary (Short/Feature)
Best Experimental Documentary (Short/Feature)
Best Original Screenplay Documentary (Short/Feature)
Best Editor Documentary (Short/Feature)
Best Producer Documentary (Short/Feature)
Best Narrator Documentary (Short/Feature)
Best Director Documentary (Short/Feature)

Best Poster
Best Whiteandblack Documentary
Best Doc Series (only pilot)
Best Documentary from USA
Best Mocumentary
Best Timelapse
Best Trailer
Best Reportage
Best Sport Documentary
Best LGBT Documentary
Best Document about Human Rights
Best Document about Quarantine
Best Document about Migrations

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
  • Onorato per aver visto il mio film The Hyperzoo tra i vincitori di questo bellissimo festival! Grazie!

    April 2021
  • It's an honor to have been selected as a finalist in this festival. So glad that COVID didn't stop this from happening. It was very easy to submit and receive feedback as well as to have the option to enter other categories and get an official review. Thank you. - Lymari

    April 2021
  • Gary Winstead

    When a labor of love turns into a prize winner, it is always nice.
    when something as prestigious as New York honors your work, it is like flying high above the rest.
    Thanks to all for the nice win for both trailer and Editing.

    April 2021
  • Thank you very much to Best Documentary Award to selected my documentary:La amable euforia de la danza as a Finalist.

    April 2021

    Thank you so much Team Best Documentary Award for your support and encouragement 🙏❤

    March 2021