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.
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”.
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 independent jury evaluates the officially selected films and the award winners will be decided according to the evaluations thereby.
All the films compliant to our human / animal right standard will be included in Official Selection.
• 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
- 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.