Best Director Award is an international monthly competition, which runs throughout the year. Our mission is to recognize talent and passion and to award the best film directors. Our team works around the clock. Each film we seen within 48 hours!

Best Director Award is looking for the best short and feature film directors! The director is the head and soul of the project. It's important to have a great director. Our festival offers the opportunity to introduce the general public to the best film directors.

Festival Partner:
Best Script Award -

Best Director Short Film
Best Director Feature Film
Best Director Short Documentary
Best Director Feature Documentary
Best Director Super Short Film
Best Director Super Short Documentary
Best First-Time Director (Feature)
Best First-Time Director (Short)
Best Director Student Film

Best Director Music Video
Best Director Drama Film
Best Director Comedy Film
Best Director Sci-fi Film
Best Director Fantasy Film
Best Director Animation Film
Best Director Experimental
Best Director Indie Feature Film
Best Director Indie Short Film
Best Director Web/TV Series
Best Director Horror Film
Best Director Thriller Film
Best Director LGBT Film
Best Director Action Film

Honorable Mention + All winners receive a free certificate (pdf/jpg file) + Interview + Sharing On Social Media Accounts with Director's Interview

1. All films that are not in English, must have English language subtitles. English movies do not have subtitles.
2. No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.
3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee will be 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.

Overall Rating
  • George Leontakianakos

    Thank you for awarding the film With New Eyes with the Best Director Award for Independent Short Film! You are an amazing festival! Organized and 100% professional !!!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you George!

  • eve austin

    Welcoming and wonderful. Delighted these awards exist.

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Eve!

  • Was very proud that the short "For sale" went finalist. Good communication, Thank you again, Sincerely, Jan

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jan!


    We are beyond thrilled and thankful that our Short Film 'Colors of Truth' has been declared a Semi-Finalist at 'Best Director Award'. On behalf of the entire cast and crew of 'Colors of Truth', I would like to thank the entire team of 'Best Director Award'. I highly recommend this festival to all Film makers.

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you RABINDER!

  • Thank you Best Director Award for noticing and showing and awarding our work on the short film 3 Coups / Last Call ! It was a pleasure to share the experience with you in these special time ! Thank you so much ! and long live to you !!!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mathieu!