OFFICIAL IMDB LISTED FILW AWARDS
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OTB | ONLY THE BEST FILM AWARDS IS A BIMONTHLY ONLINE AWARD THAT RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING PRODUCTIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. IT´S YOUR CHANCE TO ORDER AND RECEIVE A BEAUTIFUL AND PRESTIGIOUS TROPHY! WE ARE AN IMDB LISTED INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS. OUR TEAM HAS MEMBERS WHO REPRESENT DIVERSITY AND HAVE DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES. THE MAJORITY IS FROM THE UNITED STATES (GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND PAYMENTS) AND BRAZIL (SUBMISSIONS AND TROPHIES).

We look for creative ideas and projects with a different take that have something to say. Films in the most varied genres and different lengths (SHORT FILMS, MICRO FILMS and FEATURE FILMS) are the soul of this award, which focuses on finding and showcasing the best of the best. This is a space for those who believe in independent cinema as a way of expressing art. A platform to showcase your production and demonstrate your talent to the whole world. We believe in the true power of ideas and creativity. It is from this place that the word "best" comes from. So, it is not only a space that showcases large budgets and prioritizes huge productions. What counts here is soul, and the heart that beats within each film.

All the films are watched by our jury of respected professionals in the international film, advertising, and marketing worlds. They follow pre-established criteria to determine which films stand out in their categories and deserve recognition. The idea of the award is to showcase those who put effort, creativity, and hard work into productions. It does not matter if it is a low-cost independent film, a project by a first-time director, or a prestigious award-winning production, at OTB we want to empower all those who are creating art and looking for a way to spread it around the world. The idea is to inspire and be inspired, helping to build new careers and consolidate those that already exist.

All the films are given the same attention and care and each month we announce the official selections, the finalists, and the winners. The winners can be recognized in three different sections: “Only the Best Awards,” the main award, in addition to the “Jury Awards” and “Honorable Mentions” - awards for productions that deserve to be recognized and were very close to the greatest achievement. Every month, if the jury reaches a consensus that there was a film that stood out in an extraordinary way among all those entered, the film gets a special award: the “Best of The Month.” All the jury’s decisions are final. We do not disclose the votes and jury scores.

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THE ARE A LOT OF OF REASONS TO SUBMIT TO OTB:

• All the winners receive a Free Digital Certificate, ready to print;
• Amazing laurels, to give your Project the recognition it deserves;
• You can order an unique prestigious golden metal Statuette;
• There are 30 main categories with Award considerations;
• The are 21 further additional categories, to increase your chances to win a prize;
• 01 Special Category that includes "all categories';
• Extra option FEEDBACK IN 72 HOURS
• An international jury composed of respected professionals in the international film, advertising and marketing worlds.

ALL THE BEST ARE HERE. SUBMIT NOW!

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All projects officially selected each month will receive the OTB official laurel, and are promoted through our social media pages and website.

Winning entries are recognized and awarded monthly at three levels, in the following order:

• ONLY THE BEST AWARD
• JURY AWARD
• SPECIAL AWARD

All submitted films compete for another two Special Awards. The 10 films considered the best participate in the "Best Film of The Month", with the votes of our judges.

All the monthly winners receive the OTB digital laurel, a customized digital certificate and have the option to purchase one of our Golden Statuettes and special printed Certificates.

MAIN CATEGORIES
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SHORT FILM
Only The Best Film (all genres)
Only The Best Documentary Short
Only The Best Indie Short (low budget)
Only The Best Animation Short
Only The Best Student Short
Only The Best Comedy Short
Only The Best Drama Short
Only The Best Romance Short
Only The Best Horror Short
Only The Best Thriller Short
Only The Best Action Short
Only The Best Sci-Fi Short
Only The Best Fantasy Short
Only The Best War Short
Only The Best LGBTQ Short
Only The Best Experimental Short
Only The Best Western (Short or Feature)
Only The Best Inspirational Film (Short or Feature)
Only The Best Sports Film (Short or Feature)
Only The Best COVID Film (Short or Feature)
Only The Micro Short

FEATURE FILM
Only The Best Feature Film (all genres)
Only The Best Documentary Feature
Only The Best Indie Feature (low budget)
Only The Best Animation Feature
Only The Best Student Feature
Only The Best Comedy Feature
Only The Best Drama Feature
Only The Best Romance Feature
Only The Best Horror Feature
Only The Best Thriller Feature
Only The Best Action Feature
Only The Best Sci-Fi Feature
Only The Best LGBTQ Feature
Only The Best Fantasy Feature
Only The Best Experimental Feature
Only The Best War Feature
Only The Best Western (Short or Feature)
Only The Best Inspirational Film (Short or Feature)
Only The Best Sports Film (Short or Feature)
Only The Best COVID Film (Short or Feature)

IMPORTANT: TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT IN THE ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES IT IS NECESSARY TO SUBMIT AT LEAST ONE OF THE MAIN CATEGORIES.

ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES | FEATURE FILM OR SHORT FILM
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Only The Best Mobile Film
Only The Best Woman Filmmaker
Only The Best Screenplay | Short Film
Only The Best First Time Screenplay | Short Film
Only The Best Director
Only The Best First Time Director
Only The Best Cinematography
Only The Best Editing
Only The Best Sound Design
Only The Best Original Song
Only The Best Costume Design
Only The Best Production Design
Only The Best Visual Effects
Only The Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Only The Best Original Story
Only The Best Producer
Only The Best First Time Producer
Only The Best Actor
Only The Best Actress
Only The Best Debut Performance
Only The Best Ensemble
Only The Best Poster

SPECIAL CATEGORIES
Only The Best TV or Web Series
Only The Best TV or Web Pilot
Only The Best Music Video
All Categories
Feedback in 72 Hours

IMPORTANT: if any category does not meet the standard deemed award-worthy by the judging committee, it’s possible that there will be no award announced in that category.

Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway.
Your film will be privately screened and evaluated by our jury of international filmmakers.

In order for us to be able to promote your work in the most efficient way possible, make sure to fully enter your project on FilmFreeway, including downloadable posters and names of the candidates for additional categories.

By submitting your film, you agree to the following terms:

• A main category must be selected for each submission;
• Multiple categories may be selected for additional submissions;
• All non-English films must have English subtitles in order to be judged;
• All submissions must have been released after January 1st, 2016;
• You are providing OTB a nonexclusive limited license to use segments of your film (including trailers/film posters/press kits/teasers) for promotional purposes;
• Entry fees are non-refundable;
• Judging decisions are final and explanations of the details of the decisions will not be given.
• Poor quality film standards (e.g. bad sound, lack of subtitles/lack of captions for non-English films, video resolution below 720p) will not be accepted;
• Entrants confirm and warrant that they have the required legal authority to use all music, images, and content in the entry submitted;
• Works-in-progress are not accepted;
• No restrictions on premiere or online statuses.

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  • I'm well beyond honored to have my short film "The Great Realisation" as an "Only The Best COVID Film Short Award Winner" in the OTB | Only The Best Film Awards! I'll see you again...

    September 2021
  • Thank you for the opportunity! Great festival!

    September 2021
  • Kenya Cagle

    We had a great time as participants in this event. They have great artwork for the official selections and make a nice video presentation for their awards ceremony. They have GREAT laurels. We will return.

    September 2021
  • It was great to be included in this festival. Thank you for hosting our film. Great communication and amazing programmers who went above and beyond!

    September 2021
  • One of the best festivals I have ever competed in!

    September 2021