About the Festival

This festival is dedicated to all directors in particular, regardless their age and background, and to all filmmakers in general. The purpose of Directors Awards film festival is to promote the craftsmanship of directing to the position and attention it deserves. The assessment of all the performance in the judging process will also be from the director's point of view.

Festival email: directorsawards@gmail.com

Festival website


Entry Categories:

Special Categories (Opens for directors only):

1. Directors Awards for Best Directing in short film
2. Directors Awards for Best Directing in documentary
3. Directors Awards for Best Directing in feature film
4. Directors Awards for Best Directing in music video
5. Directors Awards for Experimental Directing
6. Directors Awards for Visionary Directing
7. Director of the Year Award
8. New Director of the Year Award

General Categories:

Directors Awards for Feature Narrative
Directors Awards for Foreign Language Feature Narrative
Directors Awards for Feature Documentary
Directors Awards for Foreign Language Feature Narrative
Directors Awards for Short Narrative
Directors Awards for Foreign Language Short Narrative
Directors Awards for Short Documentary
Directors Awards for Foreign Language Short Documentary
Directors Awards for Newcomer
Directors Awards for Music Videos
Directors Awards for Producer
Directors Awards for Cinematographer
Directors Awards for Editor
Directors Awards for Script Writer
Directors Awards for Makeup
Directors Awards for Art Director
Directors Awards for Story
Directors Awards for Sound
Directors Awards for Music
Directors Awards for Animation
Directors Awards for Special Effects
Directors Awards for Lead Actor
Directors Awards for Lead Actress
Directors Awards for Supporting Actor
Directors Awards for Supporting Actress
Directors Awards for Ensemble of Casts

Package of Five
- Submitter choose up to 5 categories above

Entry fees:

Submission fee (single category): $75 USD

Submission fee (Package of five): $280 USD

Submission link:

Entry Categories:
Type of categories
Film (title, director, length)
Your category of choice:

Creative Awards Categories:

1. Producer
2. Script-Writer
3. Lead Actor
4. Lead Actress
5. Cinematographer
6. Story
7. Editor
8. Production Design
9. Sound
10. Music
11. Costume Design
12. Make Up
13. Special Effect
14. Animation
15. Supporting Actor
16. Supporting Actress
17. Ensemble of Cast

Entry fees:
single category: $75 USD
5 (five) categories: $ 300 USD

Please e-mail your selection to: directorsawards@gmail.com

Creative Awards submission:
(Single category)

Filmmaker's name & film title:
Film duration&Award Category:

Creative Awards submission:
(Five categories)

Filmmaker's name & film title:
Film duration & Categories:

Director Medal of Excellence

- Entry fee: $ 350 USD
(including medal, certificate and shipment)
- 1 nominee per submission.
- You can nominate more than 1 person.

Director Medal of Excellence submission:

Film Title & Filmmaker's name:
Duration and Director:

Director Statue of Supreme Excellence

- Gold Colored Statue of minimum of 30 Cm,
- Laminated certificate of 30 X 40 Cm,
- Winner's Sash, packaging and delivery

Without shipment guarantee
$ 850 USD

With guarantee shipment
We (only) guarantee for shipment loss, damage, and other flaws because of shipment (one time shipment)
$ 1050 USD

Please insert your address and phone number for postal purposes.

Director Statue of Supreme Excellence submission:

Delivery type:
Film Title & Filmmaker's name:
Duration and Director:


This agreement pertains to all Work(s) submitted to Directors Awards (the Festival):
Be it known to any filmmaker or submitter, by submitting your film(s) or screenplay to the Festival, you are agreeing to all TERMS AND CONDITIONS below in full.

1. The submitter guarantee that all rights and releases has been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc and the submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any legal action whatsoever.
2. A) If nominated, 2 DVD PAL (required) and 1 blu-ray (optional) or DCP (optional), must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with title, length, and director's name. Please mark your film with "No Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope and the shipping invoices.
B) Please send the DVDs/Blu-ray/DCP mentioned in point 2A through courier, or post, or Digital Transfer Service. We do not accept data for final judging and screening.
C. Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage of entries. Please do not send originals. We do not receive downloads of any kind.
3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the participants (please write: For Cultural Purposes only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.
4. All submissions should be sent pre-paid.
5. We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.
6. All submission fees are non-refundable.
7. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.
8. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards at the award ceremony.
9. Regardless of the Prize and their winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, will only receive laurels.
10. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
11. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material not be used for such purposes after the Festival.
12. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.
13. The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.
14. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival, if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
15. All filmmakers/submitters are expected to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.
16. The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.
17. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
18. The submitter/filmmaker also acknowledges that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.
19. Films could be from any year.
20. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the International Film Festivals shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid, or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to our Festival, submitter/filmmaker:
- indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.
- agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.