The BEST DAMN FILM AWARDS festival is held Quarterly with an awards ceremony at the end of the year. We aim to bring even more attention to your Wonderful Work! With hundreds of festivals offering limited recognition to the great filmmakers that are the foundation of our industry, we offer over 15 categories to highlight the specific and overall elements of each film.

Each film will be reviewed by the panel and awarded based on its superior elements. This is a selective festival. So, if you are "SELECTED" you can be proud in knowing that your SELECTED film is truly amazing. Award winning films will be showcased on all of our social sites. The years events will be celebrated in January of each year with press events, parties, forums, panels, and more.

QUOTABLES: EVERY film SELECTED into the festival will get a quote to put into their posters or websites.

Contest Dates are:
January, February, and March - Season 1 2023
April, May, and June - Season 2 2023
July, August, and September - Season 3 2023
October, November, and December - Season 4 2023

All Submissions are eligible for consideration for AWARDS

Best DAMN Champion
Best DAMN Director
Best DAMN 18U Film
Best DAMN Foreign Film (non-U.S.)
Best DAMN Anime/Animation

Best Film - Champion
Best Feature
Best Short
Best 18U Film
Best Foreign Film

Best in Genre
Best Male Actor
Best Female Actress
Best LBTQ+ Acting
Best 18u Acting
Best Story
Best World
Best Plot Twist
Best Laugh
Best Scare
Best Love Story
Best Veteran Story
Best Sound
Best Foley
Best Song
Best SFX
Best VFX
Plus More...
(Subcategories are subject to change and creation)

Submitters and/or Participants to any Best Damn Film Awards Festival, Award Ceremony, Screenplay Contest, and any other BDFA contest or submission events must agree upon entry, submission, or participation to the following terms, rules, and regulations:

Projects submitted to Best Damn Film Awards (BDFA) must NOT have distribution agreements in the United States of America.

Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars, before projects will be viewed.

Festival dates are subject to change. All review times and venues may be subject to delay or change

By submitting to the Best Damn Film Awards, all listed creators authorize the submission. In submitting your work to Best Damn Film Awards you are admitting that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.

In the event of multiple creators of an award or prize-winning work, awards and prizes will be divided equally among listed creators.

All judges, readers, and screeners decisions are final.

Best Damn Film Awards is not responsible for projects missing or lost in transit. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Best Damn Film Awards reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Entries in our competitions are void where prohibited by law.

Overall Rating
  • Jamie Sage Cotton

    I real enjoyed being apart of this festival. Everyone was very positive and easy to communicate with. They put a lot of thought into the awards and I really Appreciate all the recognition they gave my film Black Sheep.

    February 2024
  • These folks were a delight to work with and I much appreciate the multiple awards I got from them and the really impressive graphics of their announcements. I wish there were an actual showing of the selected films that I could have attended!

    February 2024
  • David Luck

    Great Film Festival!!!! The BDFA Team was terrific!

    January 2024
  • Stacey Kelly

    Love this festival! The festival team is also easy to communicate with, they respond quickly to emails. The other selected films were great to watch.

    August 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much. You made our day!