Testimonials 2018-03-15T12:59:00+00:00


Martin Simpson ★★★★★

“Indigo Lake” (Feature Film) – Director/Writer, AU

It’s been a wonderful experience being part of the Oniros Film Awards. As a festival recognising excellence in filmmaking, it’s clear that their jury is experienced and perceptive, from the quality of entries they choose to celebrate independent film. Their administrative and communications skills are first class and reflect their care for filmmakers and the creative process of film. Looking for excellence in film festivals? You will find it at Oniros.

James L. Perry ★★★★★

“The Cursed Man” (Feature Film) – Director/Producer, USA

What a great honor to be nominated as a Finalist in 7 categories for THE CURSED MAN. I can’t say enough good things about the Oniros Film Awards. It’s a great excuse to head for the Italian Alps to enjoy the festival screening. Grazie.

Alberto Martín-Aragón ★★★★★

“Rotation” (Experimental Film) – Director/Producer, ES

It is a pleasure for the senses and for the mind to be part of the Oniros Film Awards. Wonderful website. Excellent communication from David and his team. And love and respect for very varied conceptions of cinematographic language. If you consider yourself a talented, independent and daring filmmaker with something authentic to offer, you should submit your work in this festival. You will be understood..

Tony Schweikle ★★★★★

“The Hybrids Family” (Feature Film) – Writer/Producer, USA

Everyone connected to our film, “The Hybrids Family”, is honored to be a part of your festival. All are looking forward to attend the festival in August.

Michael Boston ★★★★★

“The Guitar” (Short Film) – Director/Actor, USA

Very proud to have been a part of Oniros… not once but twice! A newer… but one wouldn’t know it… festival that oozes with professionalism and respect for filmmakers. Love the categories, the graphics and the attention to detail. David and his staff also prioritize to the communication aspect as well and this is admired. Congrats to them. Onward Oniros!

Max Tornello ★★★★★

“I Hate Ice-Cream” (Short Film) – Actor, AU

They are on top on their game. Very professional and prompt with communication across the board. Their whole social media, marketing, website, you name it, they are a wonderful bunch. Wholesome festival to enter to, I highly recommend them to any filmmaker. I can’t wait to enter my new films with them.

Sadie Duarte ★★★★★

“DMUS” (Web Series) – Director/Producer, ES

Amazing festival! I’m more than happy my film DMUS won Best Musical (Series) in February 2018. Submitting to this festival is a great opportunity for any indie filmmaker.

Russell Emanuel ★★★★★

“Occupants” (Feature Film) – Director/Producer, USA

Wonderful event and venue! Thank you for the six awards for our feature film OCCUPANTS, we really appreciated it!

Emilie Vloeberghs ★★★★★

“Kabbel” (Short Film) – Director/Producer, BE

Proud to be part of it ! Thank you !

Giuseppe Violano ★★★★★

“Bukowski” (Web Series) – Director/Producer, IT

Grande professionalità, disponibilità e organizzazione. Complimenti a tutto lo staff sempre presente in ogni situazione.

Silvio Cantoro ★★★★★

“La Bicicletta” (Experimental Film) – Director/Producer, IT

ONIROS FILM AWARD knows how to take care of our dreams.

Massimiliano Russo ★★★★★

“Transfert” (Feature Film) – Director/Producer, IT

Great festival, great communication, the judges are very fair, they love what they do, really recommended.

Alessia Vegro ★★★★★

“It’s a Flawed Circle” (Feature Film) – Producer, IT

Submit, submit, and submit! This is a new, young and top festival. I loved their communication and they’re always great with social media. Like filmmaker, I was never be alone, every question had a quick answer and I can’t wait for the annual gala in August! Great job, guys!

Shamila Lengsfeld ★★★★★

“Blake” (Series Pilot) – Director, DE

One of the best Festival we was selected. Communication excellent and its really about the passion of moviemaking! Thank you and keep on the good work!

Gerard Flores ★★★★★

“Just Living” (Web-Series) – Director, USA

Such a great festival!! Very well organized!! Highly recommended!

Valentina Casadei ★★★★★

“Nos Jours Bénis” (Student Film) – Director, FR

I’m glad to have had the chance to be accepted in this film festival. It’s very well organized and the program is very creative and polyhedric, giving the opportunity to new directors to explore the real dynamics of film festivals, in general!

I recommend all the filmmakers to submit their film in this film festival.

Bob Celli ★★★★★

“Brooklyn In July” (Short Film) – Director/Producer, USA

This may be a first year festival and competition, but you would never know it. Communication is so on point that it rivals festivals that have been around for years. Social media presentation and website are incredible. I whole heartedly recommend this festival for all filmmakers. The overall experience was wonderful. David and his staff get it right and celebrate the art of film making.

Farbod Ardebili ★★★★★

“Bats & Jokes” (Fan Film) – Director, IR

An amazingly pleasant experience all the way through.

Natacha Thomas ★★★★★

“Red Tale” (Short Film) – Director, FR

Perfect communication from the team at Oniros Film Awards, so proud to be part of it with RED TALE! thank you for all your work and your passion Oniros team!

Darren W. Conrad ★★★★★

“A Slight Indiscretion” (Short Film) – Writer/Producer, USA

A very professional and classy film festival!!!!!! 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!!! 

Riccardo Bernasconi ★★★★★

“Hitler’s Balls” (B-Movie) – Producer, IT

One of the best experiences so far: inspiring films, excellent organization and very good style & communication. Highly recommended! Thanks guys for having our short film in competition 😉

D.J. Rivera ★★★★★

“Torrent” (Feature Film) – Director/Producer, USA

As someone who has been familiar with the indie Festival circuit for 4 years now, I can say with the utmost confidence the Oniros Film Awards is a Top Tier festival. Communication is on point, there presentation through their social media and website are next level, and their overall experience is the stuff of Legends. I highly recommend submitting to this festival, as we aren’t far from Oniros being a household name just like the Oscars or Golden Globes.

Waner Biazus ★★★★★

“Ego Sum!” (Short Film) – Director/Producer, BR

It was a great honor to be part of the Oniros Film Awards, one of the coolest festivals that I participated in!

Bartek Podkowa ★★★★★

“ITCH” (Short Film) – Director/Producer, UK

Oniros was not only one of the first festivals I had my work accepted into, but also one of the first ones to present me with an award. As such, I will always remember it fondly. David has done a great job running the festival, ensuring high quality every month, and presenting all the filmmakers’ work in a way that makes us feel appreciated and a part of something bigger. I hope Oniros Film Awards keeps growing, and I’m looking forward to submitting future projects to it!

Amr Al-Hariri ★★★★★

“Silent Love Stories” (Web-Series) – Director, USA

I needed a competitive festival for the veteran film makers, that is capable of granting credibility. Which also have to have an opened mind to appreciate an artistic film that is not a main stream creation. I found myself at home in Oniros Film Awards. Heavenly landing amongst great staff and appreciative judges. Highly recommended.

Xavier Guignard ★★★★★

“Little Thief” (Short Film) – Director/Producer, FR

A wonderful festival run by passionate film enthusiasts! It was a great honour to win a Oniros Film Awards.

Frank Aron Gårdsø ★★★★★

“Thanks For Everything” (Short Film) – Director/Producer, NO

Very happy to be a part of the Oniros Film Award. Very honoured to receive an award for our short. Highly recommend for other film-makers out there who wish for their films and their work to be seen and valued on a professional scale.

Alexis Chaviaras ★★★★★

“Agrinoui” (Animation) – Director/3d Artist, GR

The Oniros Awards is a great place for filmmakers to be recognised not only for having created a splendid film. Exceptional pieces will stand out in a number of special genres such as “Musical Film” and additionally, specific areas such as “Fight choreography”.

Maude Davy-Zeller ★★★★★

“Évadés Du Temps” (TV Pilot Episode) – Director/Producer, FR

Very nice festival and people! We’re glad to be a part of your selection. Thank you for your support and may the festival have a long life! 

Gideon Van Eeden ★★★★★

“Day of Reckoning” (Short Film) – Director, ND

Excellent service all round. A lot of good will from these folks. Quick, clear, friendly and helpful communication. Honoured to have been nominated and even won some silverware. Very happy, will definitely submit future projects.

James Wiley ★★★★★

“Disssension” (Experimental Film) – Director, USA

Filmmakers around the globe, I wholeheartedly recommend your participation in the Oniros Film Awards! A spirit of supportive fellowship awaits you from curators who show immense appreciation of the nuances involved in various genres of film. Professionalism permeates every aspect of their process – from thoroughly attentive communications to the refined quality of every design element of the Oniros brand. I appreciated this experience tremendously and look forward to future involvement.

Ryan Davey ★★★★★

“Compulsion” (Short Film) – Director, AU

Oniros really understands the true value of independent filmmaking, and go out of their way to help your film get noticed. A big thank you for selecting our short film ‘Compulsion’, and we’ll definitely be submitting more short films to you in the future!

Davide Melini ★★★★★

“Lion” (Short Film) – Director, IT

Incredible festival!!! I was honored to be part of it!!! Thanks a lot again for all the awards. High recommended 😀

Jimmy Boutry ★★★★★

“Rendez-Vous” (Short Film) – Cinematographer/Director, FR

Oniros is a wonderful festival with very good communication! I will definitely submit my next projects and I strongly recommend everyone to do the same!

Krishna Ribeiro  ★★★★★

“Brian For Hire” (Web-Series) – Writer/Director, USA

My web series has been fortunate enough to be involved with quite a few festivals. Oniros is hands down one of the best. Such a professional presentation and amazing communication. I will definitely submit with my next film.

Jordan Inconstant   ★★★★★

“The Old-Men” (Short Film) – Director/Producer, FR

Oniros was a great experience! The organizers put the films in value and have good communication with the directors. This new festival will go far, and it is with pleasure that I will send my next films!

Matthew Holmes   ★★★★★

“The Legend of Ben Hall” (Feature Film) – Director/Producer, AU

Huge thanks to the Oniros Film Awards for the recognition and awards on “The Legend of Ben Hall”. This is a fantastic (and affordable) platform for filmmakers to enter. The team behind Oniros are quick, responsive and very enthusiastic. Easiest film awards company I’ve ever dealt with! 5 stars from me!

Mert Canatan   ★★★★★

“Mama” (Short Film) – Producer, TR

Oniros has a special place in my life. The appreciation they show to filmmakers and the way they encourage you to keep dreaming, is just great. Beside winning/losing trophies it was absolutely a great experience. Thank you all!

Christina Gopal   ★★★★★

“Diva’s Perfect Posse” (Web-Series) – Actress/Producer, USA

From start to finish Oniros Film Awards have been amazing. Great communication, efficient, diverse and inclusive, and very professional. They are doing an amazing job supporting independent films. Its been an amazing experience! Thank you Oniros Film Awards!

Damian Overton   ★★★★★

“Shiver” (Short Film) – Director/Producer, AU

This festival is brilliantly run. Updates are amazing and they look after the film makers. Congratulations, we loved being a part of this.

Bradley Hawkins   ★★★★★

“Filling In” (Series Pilot) – Director, USA

The Oniros Film Awards have proven to my team and I on the comedy-fantasy ‘Filling In’ to be one of the very best organized and communicative film fests we’ve ever had the honor of having a film of ours selected for. We especially appreciated the quick responses to any questions that we had, and the incredible job that they do with updating all of their social media platforms with class and style. The laurels that OFA provides at every level (official selection, finalist, and winner) for the selected films are all first rate, and the variety of formats provided of the laurels made it super easy for us to quickly use them on our production stills and graphics created for ‘Filling In’ on our own social media platforms. I also love how this fest sticks to its notification dates and announcements at every step of the way. This is especially impressive when one takes into consideration that they are handling 12 major categories and several additional categories each and every month! We were so very honored to have ‘Filling In’ declared by OFA as the Best Series Pilot and Best Comedy for July of 2017, and I look forward to submitting other films and projects to OFA again in the near future.

Dustin Ardine   ★★★★★

“The Red Oak” (Short Film) – Actor, USA

Oniros Film Awards is a great and trustworthy organization that I am so happy to have submitted to. They have the official IMDB seal of approval, which shows just how professional they are. I plan to submit all my future projects to them and I would encourage all filmmakers to submit their projects to Oniros Film Awards. They are very dedicated to what they do and Its very easy to see their passion for what they do. The great thing about an organization like this is that it gives a voice and outlet to filmmakers, actors, actresses, etc, to showcase there talent and have all there hard work seen, evaluated, and appreciated. Thank you Oniros Film Awards!

Angela Semenas   ★★★★★

“The Bill” (Experimental Film) – Director, DE

“Only to recommend” film festival! Excellent and very fast in communication, really beautiful presentations and posters, active on social media, helping to promote filmmakers and their works, and, of course, they make us feel completely appreciated and it really inspires! Thank you, you are doing your job professionally and with love!

Barbara Cifali   ★★★★★

“The Circus” (Documentary) – Producer, IT

Really GREAT!!! That’s it!!! Thank you so much.

David Ford   ★★★★★

“Something in the Woods” (B-Movie) – Director, USA

I haven’t had any other film festival reach out to me and show appreciation for our work and for submitting. You can bet that all of our future films will funnel through ONIROS FILM AWARDS …keep up the good work

Alessio Fracchia   ★★★★★

“The Compass of the Seven Seas” (Fan Film) – Actor, IT

Amazing experience! Great festival and great WIN that has led to a ton of exposure!

Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini   ★★★★★

“Panj 5” (Experimental Film) – Director, IR

Brilliant festival that has brilliant communication to filmmakers! High recommended!

Debbie Sutcliffe   ★★★★★

“South of Swan Creek” (Short Film) – Actress, USA

Fantastic film festival, excellent communication, beautiful presentations and very active on social media!

Xander Turian   ★★★★★

“Calm Seas Don’t Make Good Sailors” (Music Video) – Actor/Singer, SE

One of my favorite Festivals. Always good communication and vibe. Have submitted (and won) with several of my projects and will continue to do so in the future! Highly recommended for film makers of all calibers!

Ian F. Hunt   ★★★★★

“Abjection” (B-Movie) – Director of Photography, UK

From the start, the submission of our short film to the winning in the category Best B-Movie has been an amazing experience. Communication from the team at Oniros Film Awards has been great and as a filmmaker we really appreciate this. We certainly plan to submit our future films for competition, in this professionally organized Film Festival. Best wishes from the Abjection team.

Eleanor Paish  ★★★★★

“Tainted Love” (Documentary) – Director, UK

Great communication from Kim at Oniros, from helping me choose what categories my film was best suited for, to answering lots of other questions after selection from this first time filmmaker!

Bryce Hirschberg   ★★★★★

“Counterfeiters” (Feature Film) – Actor/Director, USA

What an amazing experience! Great outreach by the festival and a great WIN that has led to a ton of exposure! Couldn’t be more excited for the future of this Festival! It will be BIG

Mitchell Slan   ★★★★★

“Balloon” (Short Film) – Director, USA

Oniros does something special, they make the filmmaker and their film feel completely appreciated. Our films have been in bigger and smaller festivals and Oniros has the best communication I have ever experienced. A friendly staff with great attitude and an appreciation for filmmakers. It was an honor to win best short and best horror film. We will be submitting more shorts to them in the future!

Fabio Salvati   ★★★★★

“The Great Journey” (Short Film) – Director, IT

This Festival is great! They are professional and fastest with the answers. I recommend it for all filmmakers!

Tommaso Frangini   ★★★★★

“Ecate” (Short Film) – Director, IT

Ottima organizzazione e disponibilità assoluta in qualsiasi momento. Un ringraziamento a tutto lo staff e complimenti per la qualità che siete riusciti ad ottenere!!!

John Rees   ★★★★★

“Goldfish” (Short Film) – Director, UK

The Oniros is a really professionally run operation. They’re prompt with notifications and replying to enquiries, but most importantly, they understand the true value of exposure for independent filmmakers and go to every effort to promote your film and get it out there and noticed! For all this, you pay a very reasonable price for submission, and the option to be nominated in additional categories – increasing your opportunity for success – is an innovation other competitions and festivals should take note of. Entering the Oniros is highly recommended!

Joaquin Braga   ★★★★★

“Tanguito Argentino” (Animation) – 3D Artist, AR

Great experience!! Very professionally and great communication! Thank you very much for such an amazing awards! See you soon on future projects!

Matthew Vinaja   ★★★★★

“Toothless” (B-Movie) – Director, USA

From myself and the entire Coffin Girls team we love Oniros Film Awards! They have been nothing but great to us and the communication has been phenomenal. On point with their social media, fantastic with notifications and announcements. A+ festival!