Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF) is organized by Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee, under the authority of The Motion Picture Development Foundation R.O.C. The 2021 TGHFF will take place from November 11th to 28th, 2021.
I. General
  1. Submission to the Festival is open for feature, documentary, experimental, animation. Please notice that the Festival only accepts feature-length films over 60 minutes. All films submitted for 2021 TGHFF must be completed after January 1st, 2020. Taiwan Premiere is required.
  2. Please register as Golden Horse member at festival official website before your submission.
  3. The Festival accepts DCP and 35mm film prints for exhibition. All selected films will be screened in their original version. In principle, if not with English dialogue, films must be subtitled in English or Traditional Chinese. The projection will be made along with Traditional Chinese subtitling using an electronic system.
II. Submission deadlines and materials
  1. The submission is from June 1st to August 2nd , 2021. The Festival is not obliged to view late entries.
  2. ​The applicant is requested to submit entry(ies) online. The applicant could either upload the film or provide online preview links as the submission material. (We accept only MOV & MP4 files under 2G, please note the link should be downloadable, and the password should be valid until October 2021.)
  3. Submission materials will not be returned. They will be kept in the Festival's digital library and may be consulted for cultural purposes.
III. Selected films
  1. Selected films will receive a system notification email before Oct.5th . Once receive the email, participants should email ( requested materials as below:
    - 3-5 Film stills (at least 300 dpi)
    - A photo, biography & filmography of the director
    - Press kit
    - Trailer / Poster / Original sound track (if available)
    - ​Signed Authorization Form (Enter Submission List to print out.)
  2. The Festival holds the right to use the film stills/text/extracts (limited to 10% of the total length and not exceeding 3 min.) provided by the participant to promote the film. This regulation applies equally to the Internet.
  3. The Festival may ask The Licensor for the rights to have a copy (DVD/screener) of any film selected. It is only for the purposes including internal previews, translation/subtitling work, and submission for screening approval (issued by the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan), strictly related to the Festival screenings. The DVD/Screener of the selected film will also be stored in the video room and viewed by only the film industry professionals during the Festival.
  4. All copies of selected film used before or during the Festival for promotional/subtitling purposes will be destroyed/erased after the Festival.
IV. Dispatch of the prints of selected films
  1. The Festival will provide shipping details after the film has been selected..
  2. The Festival will pay for round trip transportation of the print. However, if the print will be dispatch to another festival, the receiver should cover the charges.
  3. The Festival will return the prints within four weeks after the Festival warped. Please mark the returning address and the desired arrival date of the print on the application form.
  4. Damage to the film print must be reported to the Festival in writing within four weeks after return and before any following screening. In case of damage to or loss of a film during the Festival, the Festival is only responsible for the costs involved in making a new print or replacing the damaged reel(s).