London Director Awards is film festival with live screenings in London, in United Kingdom. Our mission and goal is to discover and promote talented directors from all over the world and present them to public and distributors.

The best film will be nominated for the main prize at the Golden Art Film Academy (GAFA), which will redistribute $ 5,000.00 annually.

FilmFreeway has ranked our festival, among the TOP 50 BEST REVIEWED FILM FESTIVALS out of a total of 10,000 festivals from around the world, at the same time our festival is in the TOP 10 best rated festivals in Europe according to FilmFreeway.

The first year was held under the name Best Director Award, which also qualified for IMDb (

During the first and second year, we registered more than 1,000 projects, some of them were premiered at the Festival de Cannes, the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival or have been awarded and nominated for ACADEMY AWARDS, GOLDEN GLOBES, and BAFTA.

The selected best super short film, short film and feature film will be screened February 2023 in Close-Up Cinema, London. We are looking forward to see you in London, city with a stunning culture and amazing nightlife.


The best film and music video will be nominated for the main prize at the Golden Art Film Academy (GAFA), which will redistribute $ 5,000.00 annually. The festival will take place in February 2023. The competition will take place in two editions - summer and winter. The winners in the main categories will be nominated for financial rewards from the Golden Art Film Academy.

Golden Art Film Academy 2022:
Feature Film – 1.000,00 USD
Feature Documentary – 500,00 USD
Short Film – 750,00 USD
Short Documentary – 250,00 USD
Student Film – 500,00 USD
Music Video – 500,00 USD
Short Script – 500,00 USD
Feature Script – 1.000,00 USD

The winners in the main categories: Director Short Film, Director Student Film, Director Short Documentary, Director Feature Film, Director Feature Documentary and Director Music Video will be nominated!


Best Director Short Film (Fiction/Doc)
Best Director Feature Film (Fiction/Doc)
Best Director Super Short Film (Fiction/Doc)
Best First-Time Director (Short/Feature)
Best Director Student Film


Best Female Director
Best Male Director
Best Director Music Video
Best Director Drama
Best Director Comedy
Best Director Sci-fi
Best Director Fantasy
Best Director Animation
Best Director Experimental
Best Director Indie Feature Film
Best Director Indie Short Film
Best Director Web/TV Series
Best Director Horror
Best Director Thriller
Best Director LGBTQ
Best Director Action
Best Director Psychological
Best Director War Film
Best Young Director (under 25)
Best Adult Director (26y - 55y)
Best Senior Director (55y and more)
Best Art Director


Best European Director
Best American Director
Best South American Director
Best Australian Director
Best African Director
Best Asian Director

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.
8. By submitting the project, you agree that our partner film festivals will be able to send you an offer to submit your projects.

Overall Rating

    So excited to be selected and personally there with my Film "Amanda". A wonderful Festival, with kindly and very Nice Staff, really Open to suppor Indie Cinema with huge enthusiasm!! Fully recommended!!

    April 2022

    Nice festival with a variety of films!

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

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

  • Mohamed Morgan

    It was great having my film (Adam) selected in the Festival, I was honoured
    Thank you

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

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

  • Thanks You guys for considering me in your 2022 film festival. It truly is an honor

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    We believe that one day we will meet in person! You are a talented artist!

  • Grande esperienza. Numeri ristretti causa pandemia, ma ben comunicato anche sui social; lo staff è serio nella comunicazione e nella gestione dell’evento. Il mio cortometraggio è passato alla selezione officiale. Grazie mille

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

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