Best Director Award is one of the monthly film festivals of the Best Film Awards - IMDb Qualifing Film Festival, organized by the GOLDEN ART. Our film festival is a prestigious monthly festival with live screening once a month and an annual film festival for filmmakers around the world, based in one of the most beautiful cities in the world London, 29th December 2021.

Last year, we awarded films and screenplays in the Best Director Award and Best Script Award. We honored the directors who were shortlisted for Oscar and BAFTA nominations.

We ourselves are filmmakers, producers and entrepreneurs. We know how difficult it is to show the world that someone appreciates your work. That's why we came up with a unique project in which we involved several jurors from around the world and created a new opportunity to show your film to the world.

Our mission is to recognize talent and passion and to award the best film directors. Our team works around the clock. Each films we seen within 72 hours! Best Director Award is looking for the best film directors in short and feature film!

The festival is based on a professional approach. In the evaluation, we focus on the technical design of the film, the idea of ​​the film, dramatic gradation, the tone of the film, the script, the conflict, the reality of the action, the acting performances and we attention to the details on which your film is composed.

The main prize of the Best Film Awards is $ 5,000.

The best films from each month will be screened. Every month we will produce a small brochure. In this brochure you will find specific monthly screened films. You can also find them on our website in the BEST FILM AWARDS section in the Monthly Screenings section.

If you win the prize, you can add your project to IMDb:

The main prize of the Best Film Awards is $ 5,000.

MONTHLY COMPETITION (46 categories):

Best Director (feature film or short film, any genre)

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 Female Director
Best Male Director
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
Best Director Crimi Film
Best Director Historical Film
Best Director Psychological Film
Best Director Mobile Film
Best Director Parody Film
Best Director War Film
Best Director Western Film
Best Young Director (under 21)
Best Director Psychological Film
Best First Assistant Director
Best Second Assistant Director
Best Art Director
Best Casting Director

Best European Director
Best American Director
Best South American Director
Best Australian Director
Best African Director
Best Asian Director

With this page you can also sign up for BEST FILM AWARDS partner film festivals:


Best Indie Short Film
Best Indie Short Documentary
Best Indie Feature Film
Best Indie Feature Documentary
Best Indie Student Film
Best Indie Super Short Film
Best Indie Super Short Documentary
Best Low Budget TV Series
Best Indie Animation Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Drama Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Comedy Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Horror Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie LGBT Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Experimental Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Thriller Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Sci-fi Film (Short/Feature)


Best Feature Film
Best Feature Animation Film
Best Feature Drama Film
Best Feature Comedy Film
Best Feature Horror Film
Best Feature LGBT Film
Best Feature Experimental Film
Best Feature TV Series
Best Feature Thriller Film
Best Feature Sci-fi Film


Best Music Video
Best Animation Music Video
Best Experimental Music Video
Best Pop Music Video
Best Art Music Video
Best Rock Music Video
Best Dance Music Video
Best Low Budget Music Video
Best Drama Music Video
Best Comedy Music Video
Best Original Song


Best Micro Animation (under 5 min)
Best Super Short Animation (under 10 min)
Best Short Animation (under 15 min)
Best Medium-Length Animation (under 30 min)


Best Super Short Documentary (under 15 min)
Best Short Documentary (under 52 min)
Best Feature Documentary


Best Actor Short Film
Best Actor Feature Film
Best Actor Student Film
Best Actor Music Video
Best Actor TV Series
Best Actor Indie Fim (Short/Feature)
Best Actor Drama Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actor Comedy Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actor Horror Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actor LGBT Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actor Experimental Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actor Thriller Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actor Sci-fi Film (Short/Feature)


Best Actress Short Film
Best Actress Feature Film
Best Actress Student Film
Best Actress Music Video
Best Actress TV Series
Best Actress Indie Fim (Short/Feature)
Best Actress Drama Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actress Comedy Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actress Horror Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actress LGBT Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actress Experimental Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actress Thriller Film (Short/Feature)
Best Actress Sci-fi Film (Short/Feature)


Best Cinematography Short Film
Best Cinematography Feature Film
Best Cinematography Student Film
Best Cinematography Short Documentary
Best Cinematography Feature Documentary
Best Cinematography Animation Film
Best Cinematography Music Video
Best Cinematography TV Series
Best Cinematography Drama Film (Short/Feature)
Best Cinematography Comedy Film (Short/Feature)
Best Cinematography Horror Film (Short/Feature)
Best Cinematography LGBT Film (Short/Feature)
Best Cinematography Experimental Film (Short/Feature)
Best Cinematography Indie Film (Short/Feature)
Best Cinematography Thriller Film (Short/Feature)
Best Cinematography Sci-fi Film (Short/Feature)

All winners receive a free certificate (pdf/jpg file)

More information on our website: www.bestfilmawards.com

1. If the film is not in English, it must have English subtitles.
2. All entry fees are non-refundable.
3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee is 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.
7. The organizers have the right to use trailers or still photos on public social networks to promote your project and our festival.
8. By submitting the project, you agree that our partner film festivals will be able to send you an offer to submit your projects.

Overall Rating
  • Michael Fantauzzi

    It's a pleasure and an honour to be part of this festival

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback.
    It was honor you took a part in our festival

  • Best Director Award! Thank you sop much for this honor. We are very touched as first time filmmakers.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    We are glad that you were part of our competition!

  • Trial&Error Acting

    Hello Best Director Award Festival Team,
    It was great honour for me that my short film on Covid-19 awareness got selected as "Finalist" under "Best Director Award Category"

    But I would like to give one very important suggestion to festival organizers that if the could provide Certificate for Finalist candidates with candidate Name, their project name & under which category they have been selected for example Best Director or Best Short Film etc, then it would work as a great resume for the participants and will help in boosting up their moral & as well as will be very helpful in promoting Festival also.
    Kindly have a look.

    April 2021
  • Cansın Erülkebaş

    It is great honor to being the winner of indie student film!! Thanks you so much for that honor. I never forget that festival. I hope someday they will screen also my movie :)

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    I believe that one day we will meet in person! You are a talented filmmaker!

  • Onorato per aver visto il mio film The Hyperzoo tra i vincitori di questo bellissimo festival! Grazie!

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    It's great that your work has raised the level of our festival!