Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival
Competition Rules
The 6th Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival Program Rules
 
 
GTIDFF encourages the participation of filmmakers with documentaries that are culturally relevant, unique, innovative and meaningful.
There is no registration fee. Proof of registration entitles you to two (2) free passes to the GOLDEN TREE Festival, giving you access to all of the 6th GTIDFF industry activities. 


1. Entry Rules
Film genre: Documentary
Theme: Roots of Culture: Nature Tells Us
Film length definition:
Documentary Feature: Longer than 60 minutes;
Documentary Medium-Length: 20-60 minutes (including 60 minutes);
Documentary Short: 20 minutes or less (including 20 minutes);
 
2. Awards and Prize
Golden Tree, Prize: 5000 EUR
Best Feature Documentary, Prize: 5000 EUR
Best Medium-Length Documentary, Prize: 2500 EUR
Best Short Documentary, Prize: 1500 EUR
Best Life of Nature Documentary, Prize: 2500 EUR
Best History Documentary, Prize: 2500 EUR
Best Human Discovery Documentary, Prize: 2500 EUR
Best Cinematography, Prize: 2500 EUR
Best 
Proposal, Prize: 1500 EUR
 
3.Film Registration
Registration fee: Free
Film completion : After January 1st, 2019
The registered film must be a completely finished documentary film. All films shall not contain any elements that are hostile to other countries, cause religious or ethnic conflicts etc., and shall not cover pornography, violence and racial discrimination.
Subtitles: All registered films must come with English subtitles.

Written materials: the film introduction and director introduction should be provide in Chinese and English.
Photo information: 1 HD poster, 3-5 Stage Photos (within 10MB).
Video data: High-definition full film and trailers (English subtitles) format is MP4, compressed within 10G, the picture can be watermarked, but can not block the picture.

 
4Registration Methods
Please complete your registration information at the GTIDFF official website: http://www.goldentreefestival.com , and upload your complete film, trailers, posters and other information.
 
Applicants shall ensure the authenticity, completeness, and accuracy of the registration information, and bear the legal liability arising from false information. The applicant also authorizes the organizing committee of the GOLDEN TREE International Documentary Film Festival to download the film for the purpose of award selection. 
Application materials will not be returned and will be retained by the organizing committee for archival purposes.
The applicant (individual or institution) who registered the film must have full copyright or licensing rights of the film. Moreover, the applicant shall guarantee that the film is not involved in any kind of copyright dispute, In case of any disputes regarding the film’s copyright, the applicant will bear full responsibility. 
Applicants that register for the 6th GTIDFF 2021 agree to accept the aforementioned terms and rules as well as allow us to use your email address for contact purposes.
 
Other registration details are available through the 6th GTIDFF’s official website:www.goldentreefestival.com.
 
5. Selection and Terms
If your film is selected, you must provide a high-definition version of MP4 or DCP format file. The organizing committee shall not pay any screening fee, delivery, travel or entertainment expenses.
If you are a sales agent and are interested in submitting a documentary,
please contact us directly at: info@goldentreefestival.com
The organizing committee has the right to use the application materials including posters, stills and trailers of the registered film on printed products, publicity trailers, in cinema, television, internet, mobile television and other public places.
  If there are any changes to the rules, the change shall be announced on the official website of the Golden Tree. Applicants are entitled to withdraw from the event if they do not accept the amended terms.

6. Contact :
Website: www.goldentreefestival.com
Tel: +0049 6987005342(Germany)
+0086(10)65917677(China)
E-Mail: info@goldentreefestival.com