OFA is an annual IMDb verified festival with monthly awarding and an annual live ceremony with annual winner’s projects screening. Annual winners chose among monthly winners by our judges team in the main categories.

Festival has Estonian and Ukrainian roots. Among monthly nominees and winners jury will select the annual festival winners.

The main mission is to prove that everything is possible. The motto - "Miracles around".

We screen the best international works of filmmakers from all over the world, popularizing contemporary art and enhancing understanding of global cinema trends.

OFA especially support films that raise issues refugees and asylum seekers, returnees, stateless people and internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups.

Best Drama Short/Feature Film
Best Comedy Short/Feature Film
Best Horror Short/Feature Film
Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Short/Feature Film
Best Documentary Short/Feature Film
Best Experimental Short/Feature Film
Best Animation Short/Feature Film
Best LGBT Short/Feature Film
Best Student Short/Feature Film
Best Web/TV Series
Best Commercial Video
Best Social Video
Best Music Video
Best Trailer
Best Inclusion Short/Feature Film - FREE!

Best Director Short/Feature Film
Best Acting Short/Feature Film (Multi-gender category)
Best Cinematography Short/Feature Film
Best Screenwriter Short/Feature Film
Best Visual Effects Short/Feature Film
Best Editing Short/Feature Film
Best Sound Design Short/Feature Film
Best Soundtrack
Best Makeup/Hairstyling
Best Costume Design

Best Portrait Photography
Best Photojurnalist
Best Black and White Photography
Best Art Photography
Best Experimental Photography
Best Street Photography
Best Landscape Photography
Best Architectural Photography
Best Travel Photography
Best Fashion Photography
Besr Event Photography
Best Food Photography
Best Newborn Photography
Best Macro Photography
Best Drone Photography
Best Inclusion Photography - FREE!

The winners will be announced on our website, and on our social media.

- Films can be from anywhere in the world.
- Films must have subtitles in English. For Music Videos no English subtitles needed.
- Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that impact Festival eligibility and may have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform anywhere in the world.
- Any project may participate, no matter when or where it is created.
- We have given up gender acting nominations: separate awards for Best Actor and Best Actress. This process isn't related to the gender of the actors.

- The filmmaker has cleared all the rights for their film. Onyko Films Awards isn`t the right holder of the films nor responsible towards any claims that arise regarding copyrights.
- Onyko Films Awards has the right to use a trailer, stills and a poster from the films for promotional purposes.
- The Filmmaker/s is/are responsible for making sure all submission materials are submitted by the submission deadline indicated. If your film does not arrive or is not uploaded by the deadline for which you have registered, you may be withdrawn.
- Submission fees are non-refundable.
- All decisions regarding award winners are considered final and incontestable.
- Applicants acknowledge that OFA reserves the right to change the nature of screenings and events due to circumstances related to public health and welfare or at the direction of local, state, or federal authorities. In such cases, no submission refunds shall be issued.

- Photography entries must be the original work of the Entrant. Entrant is solely responsible for obtaining necessary authorizations in order to submit their work to the Photography Competition (e.g. model release forms, etc).
- All image submissions to the Photography Competition should be in digital format (.jpg). The link should be for one image or series only, and not for a portfolio.

Overall Rating
  • Finalist! an amazing experience for a DIY, zero budget production. Thanks!!

    January 2022
  • Maria Brenda

    Amazing festival. Thank you. I will submit my future projects. 🙏😃

    January 2022
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team

    January 2022
  • William Bundy

    It was an absolute pleasure to have my music video "Embers of Progress" be a part of the Onyko Film Awards, and I hope to participate again at some point. Thank you very much, and I would highly recommend this festival to others going forward. All the best for the future!

    January 2022
  • Jacob Anderson

    So proud to be included in this wonderful festival!

    January 2022