GOLDEN HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL
is an online film awarding ceremony dedicated to the promotion of independent filmmakers from all over the world, in association with the International Film Festival Community (IFFC) established in Tokyo in 2020 under this COVID-19 paradigm shift.

OUR MISSION
We aim to celebrate independent films with any genre or any duration, by selecting and awarding the artistry and creativity of independent filmmakers from all over the world, which is likened to “Golden Harvest”.

OUR SELECTION
As we ourselves are also filmmakers and understand how hard it is to make a film, unlike other film festivals, we officially select most of the submitted films, appreciating the time, work and effort you have taken, except for those we deem overly violent, abusive, thoughtless or outrageous without the respect for human rights or animal rights.

OUR AWARDING
Our independent jury evaluates the officially selected films and the award winners will be decided according to the evaluations thereby.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

All the films compliant to our human / animal right standard will be included in Official Selection.

AWARDS
• Best Short Film

• Best Feature Film
• Best Director

• Best Cinematography
• Best Production
• Best Documentary Film
• Best Animation Film
• Best Sci-Fi
• Best Experimental Film
• Best Horror

• Best Drama
• Best Music Video
• Jury Special Awards
• Honorable Mention

PRIZES
- Golden Harvest Trophy (crystal, costs $250 + shipment)
- Golden Harvest Medal (costs $100 + shipment)

- Golden Harvest Certificate (soft copy: free / hard copy: costs $20 + shipment)
- Golden Harvest Laurel (digital: free of charge)

- Festival Distributions (with our International Film Festival Community partners)
- Free Social Platform Advertisements
- Marketing Communication Support (only for feature films)

RULES & TERMS
- All the films compliant to our human / animal right standard will be included in Official Selection.
- All genres and durations are accepted.
- Anyone from any country or as any status (filmmaker, student or distributor) can submit.
- We do not set age limitation.
- Those which we deem overly violent, abusive, thoughtless or outrageous without the respect for human rights or animal rights will be disqualified.
- Those which we deem overly religious or political propaganda will be disqualified.
- Films in non-English languages must have English subtitles.
- All the rights related to the submitted film must belong to the applicant.
- By submitting, you agree to allow us to use the materials such as trailers, posters, images etc for the purpose of advertising your film and our events, and to share them with our partner festivals for promotional purposes.
- All the paid fees are non-refundable for any reasons.
- Withdrawn films are considered to be disqualified.
- All the shipping costs of the award winning film, if any, must be borne by the applicant.
- Still photos and a brief synopsis (and a poster and a trailer if possible) should be added to the project for the film’s promotional purpose.
- We will send your digital winner certificate free of charge.
- If you would like your printed winner certificate with its holder, we will send it to you for $20 and shipment.
- If you would like your Golden Harvest Medal, we will send them to you for $100 and shipment.
- If you would like your Golden Harvest Trophy (crystal), we will send them to you for $300 and shipment.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Peter Kane

    Thank you for judging Orcus as a winner.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Peter, Congratulations on your outstanding achievement and thank you so much for your kind appreciation.
    Look forward to watch your next work!

  • Dušan Davidov

    Our whole team was very pleased with the success at your festival. It is most deserved by volunteers who take care of birds and our nature. Let me thank you on their behalf. I believe that we will be lucky enough to make a film that will be able to send to your festival again. Thanks.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Dušan, Congratulations on your outstanding achievement and thank you so much for your warm and kind appreciation.
    Look forward to watch your next work!

  • János Tárkányi

    It is a great honour for the whole team and me to enter this competition. I am delighted to see that this film has been appreciated by a very competent jury with extensive professional experience. Please allow me to thank each and every member for the time and patience invested in watching the film, as well as for appreciating the result of our work.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear János, Congratulations on your achievement and thank you so much for your warm and kind appreciation.
    Look forward to watch your next work!

  • Joe Chang

    Very happy to be part of Golden Harvest Film Festival. All great organized. Has been an honor to participate with my animated short Pray. Many thanks !

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Joe, Thank you so much for your warm and kind appreciation.
    Look forward to watch your next work!

  • Algis Kemezys

    Thanks again for selecting our movie "The Messenger Hermes Remembers" for your Tokyo Golden Harvest Film Festival. It is....So nice to be shown in one of the greatest cities & cultures of the world. May your Festival Live Long and Prosper!

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Algis, Congratulations on your outstanding achievement and thank you so much for your warm and kind appreciation.
    Look forward to watch your next work!