IMDb Qualifying
"So You Think You Can Direct/Act" is a competition targeted to recognize the talent of directors, actors, and actresses from around the world.
Directors submit your finished film, documentary, or short.
Actors submit their reels or featured movie clips to the competition to consider their acting skills in many genres, from drama to comedy. Or, for the multi-faceted actor, they may also submit combination genre clips.

What makes So You Think You Can Direct/Act unique from other directors and actor-oriented competitions?
SYTYCA instituted a system to ensure that entries do not compete against each other but recognize their merit.
They compete against themselves: we judge each entry on individual merits and score on an inherent value system.
We want to ensure that the judges' focus is on you, not on all the other directors or actors on cue, ensuring that they will not have comparisons in their minds when they should focus entirely on YOU.

• DIRECTORS SCREENING: Top award-winning director will have his/her film screened at our Multi-Festival event at 2 locations, Rehoboth Beach, DE and Berkeley Springs, WV (Dependent on COVID-19 Status)

-Best of Festival Directors receive a frameable Certificate (Free shipping in the USA only)

We will judge directors to receive the following awards:
Best Of Festival - Best of Show - Outstanding Excellence - Excellence - Exceptional Merit - Merit and Kudos.

• DISTRIBUTION: We guarantee top award-winning directors (Best of Festival) will have their film reviewed by our distribution associates: Worldwide Motion Pictures Corporation, Adler & Associates, and Cardinal XD (a combined 70+ years of experience in getting films like yours into worldwide distribution).

• ON-LINE EXPOSURE: The Entertainment Network offers a unique OPTIONAL opportunity to publicize your film or Acting Demo Reel to a worldwide community of viewers from 50+ countries plus specially invited casting directors and distributors that filmmakers and actors would not usually have access.

• ACTORS: Winning top awards (Best of Festival) allows you to have your display page at, including Bio’s, Video Demo Reel, and photos. Best of Festival actors also receive a frameable certificate. (Free shipping in the USA only)

The number of awards granted at any level will fluctuate based on the total number of entries received for each competition deadline.

We require English subtitles for foreign language films.
If submitting clips from film performances, they should be from 1 to 10 minutes, and these could be a montage of clips.
Monologues should be no longer than 5 minutes
Please do not include monologues in a montage clip.
Please let us know the film's name and director's name when submitting a single clip with your performance in a movie.

DIRECTORS: Film submissions through FilmFreeway only.
If you win a TOP award, we will give you instructions about the delivery of screening materials.

The number of awards granted at any level will fluctuate based on the total number of entries received for each competition deadline.

The competition reserves the right to refuse entries.

Our founders are proud Committee Members for the Universal Film & Festival Organization, a non-profit operating out of the U.K., which exists for Promoting best business practices for film festivals. Please check our FilmFreeway Reviews.

Overall Rating
  • I don't rate hospitality as great since everything is online :)

    December 2020
  • Ralph Martin Fleischer

    Thank you so much for awarding Driftwood! It has helped us enormously to gain wider audience, further appreciation, and many more Official Selections at other film festivals! We will definitely submit our next project to your competition! Once again our heartfelt thanks!

    December 2020
  • great festivaland supports indwpwndant film makers

    December 2020
  • Yuri Sasamoto

    I am very honored to receive this award.
    Great festival and great communication.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    I got a valuable opportunity.
    Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing experience.

    December 2020
  • Excellent; fast, responsive, and communicative...everything you want in a film festival.

    December 2020