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
  • Marc Desaulniers

    Thank you guys! I'm an happy winner for Best director short film.
    Will do another one next year ;)

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Marc!

  • Great one ! Happy to be a Finalist for a first try of Red like Hell : the red ghost at a festival ! Thanks again

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Hermann!

  • It was a great experience. Everyone was very professional and our film got a lot of exposure. Thank you so much.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Dara!

  • Mark Wilson

    Great little festival. Always kept in the loop. Keep up the good work. Love you all

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mark!

  • Dear BDA film festival team, thank you very much for being SEMI-FINALISTS with our two shorts: Walk with the Kolumbinas, Zagreb Croatia and Advent with the Kolumbinas Zagreb, Croatia & New York City, USA

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Irena!