We welcome you to Diamond Film Awards.
Our mission is to promote films, helping filmmakers to improve their careers.

At the final event, our Jury will award the best films after live screenings.
All filmmakers are invited to the Gala to experience a great evening of movies with a final dinner.

* All winners will receive an official laurel and a free certificate (PDF/JPG file, ready for print).

We communicate all official laurels and certificates with useful information within 48 hours of notification date to the email ids available via Filmfreeway. Please check your email junk/spam/trash folder if you do not see it in your inbox.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Indie Film
Best Series
Best Music Video
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress

We accept story-based films, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), or animation.

By submitting your film, you acknowledge that we promote some of the films by uploading the trailers/teasers/posters/production stills and so you agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
However the films will not be available online.

Entry fees are non-refundable.
Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.

We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos or movies with poor standards (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD);
2. Films involving politics or promoting political agenda;
3. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations;
4. Films made before 2012.

Overall Rating
  • Mohammad Hasani

    Thanks for your supporting of independent filmmakers.

    August 2019
  • I highly recommend the Diamond Film Festival, fun to work with, update information quickly, support was great and the trophy is smooth as ice and twice as nice!

    July 2019
  • Fatemeh Mohammadi

    This festival made me an exciting moment. First, I accepted my film, and I was very happy because it was a great honor for me and then another emotion.I got surprised by receiving a decent prize from the festival. I will return to this festival with my second film and I will introduce this festival to my friends thank you so much for everything

    May 2019
  • Was not able to attend festival, so networking isn't applicable. Overall great experience, very pleased.

    May 2019
  • I am grateful to Diamond Film Awards for inviting me to submit my solo comedy short "Bestie" and we were excited to win a Best Editing monthly award. Communication was very prompt and thorough in the short period between submission and announcement, and we received the digital laurel and award certificate right away. We were also offered the opportunity to purchase a statuette for 200 euros. I opted not to purchase that, so cannot speak to the process or product. One thing that wasn't clear to me from the online description of the Awards as well as my email correspondence with the organizers was when/if the annual event with live screening would take place. I did ask the organizers in December 2018 if the annual event date had been set yet and they promptly responded that a date had not yet been chosen and they would notify all winners once that happened. I haven't heard from them again about that and it's been a few months, though perhaps they are still working on organizing the live screening. This was my first and so far only experience with a monthly awards competition so I am not sure how much of the above is standard practice (if there is a standard, or if a standard matters!). There was a real responsive person on the other end of the email, so if having a live screening locked down is important to you before submitting, I would contact the organizers to query further.

    May 2019