We are inviting short script, feature script, television script, short film and feature films.
And we are encouraged to promote every project.

We are happy to invite wonderful projects around the world

“If my films make one more person miserable,
I’ll feel I have done my job.”

- Woody Allen.

The Certificate Awards are given in the following categories:
Best International Feature Film
Best Indian Feature Film
Best International Short Film
Best Indian Short Film
Best Director
Best Debut Filmmaker
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Musical Theme
Best Original Score
Best Sound Designing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Experimental Film
Best Horror/Thriller/Fantastic/Science Fiction Film
Best Women’s Film
Best Film on Women
Best Animated Film
Best LGBT Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Single Shot Sort Film
Best Family/Children Film
Best Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife
Best Poster
Best Trailer

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film.
By submitting your film into competition in the

GOLDEN HORSE IFF, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

Submitting your film to the GOLDEN HORSE IFF is not a guarantee of selection.

All the winning films will receive an award or certificate.

We treat every filmmaker equally.

Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.

2. The GOLDEN HORSE IFF reserves the right to refuse entries.

3. The GOLDEN HORSE IFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the GOLDEN HORSE IFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.

4. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.

5. A nominee will be privately screened for the GOLDEN HORSE IFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.

6. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

7. GOLDEN HORSE IFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms

Overall Rating
  • Dennis Smith

    It gives me great pleasure to thank Golden Horse International Film Festival for selecting my project and awarding my song "MISSING CHILDREN" as the winner for "Best Original Score". This is a very professional organization and I recommend all filmmakers to be a part of.

    June 2022
  • Jan Beyen

    Great festival that is worth to submit to. I recommend it to everyone.
    And of course a jury with a good taste and judgement : thanks again for awarding Monkey Business as Best Animated Short Film. I am honoured and very happy with this award.

    June 2022
  • Passos Zamith

    Very Good Festival ! Wonderful Communication, quality and Value .
    Passos Zamith (Me and myself)

    June 2022
  • It is a big honour for us to participate ant be an award winner. I wish you all the best!
    From Ukraine with love,
    Sincerely, Alexi

    June 2022
  • Very cool festival! Happy to have had my movie “The Fallen Elves” be a part of it!

    June 2022