Hollywood Discovery Awards is devoted to the discovery of international and American independent art films and artists working in film and TV.

We are searching the globe for the best film and script projects. We are seeking the most talented emerging short filmmakers and feature filmmakers. The festival committee values each film based upon its artistic merit alone. We are looking for talented emerging actors, writers, directors, producers and cinematographers working on a variety of indie film genres.

The committee of the festival will nominate and select films for various sections of the competition. The winners will be provided a certificate and receive further recognition in various platforms and magazines in California.

Our team is dedicated to promoting experienced and new filmmakers through a unique and important international film competition.

Our organization is composed of industry professionals: filmmakers, independent film consultants, film festival organizers, festival programmers and judges who have been in the business nearly 20 years and share a passion for independent film.

Our award-winning filmmakers get the recognition they deserve and can have a better success rate in their journey through the festival circuit and filmmaking career in the film industry.

Best Feature Narrative
Best Feature Documentary
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Student
Best Science Fiction
Best Music Video
Best Female Director
Best Producer
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Cinematographer
Best Editor
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay

No premiere is required for our competition.
Projects must have been completed in the past 7 years.
We can not provide feedback regarding the submissions.
We do not screen the films online and only offer promotion and screening to award winners.
Promotional material may be used for the award winners in various platforms.
The applicant holds all the rights to the submitted project.
We can only communicate with the submitter of the project.

Overall Rating
  • Mimi Garrard

    We are honored to be a part of your festival.

    Mimi Garrard

    November 2023
  • Manouchehr Kholghi

    Best film festival , Hollywood Discovery Awards

    November 2023
  • OKITA Kaori

    I'm glad that many people watched it.thanks

    November 2023
  • Thank you for choosing The Heart Whisperer film 💚

    August 2023

    A big Thank You to Hollywood Discovery Awards for selecting my first film, THE RETURN, as a Nominee. That is really appreciated and very encouraging!

    July 2023