Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF) is organized by the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee, under the authority of The Motion Picture Development Foundation R.O.C. The Film Entry Regulations for the 2024 TGHFF, scheduled to take place from November 7th to 24th, are as follows:
I. General
  1. The festival accepts feature-length films of all types and forms, including but not limited to drama, documentary, experimental, and animation films.
    Please note that the festival only accepts films that meet the following requirements:
    • Over 60 minutes in length.
    • Completed after January 1st, 2023.
    • Available for a Taiwan Premiere.
  2. To submit your films, please register as a Golden Horse member first at the festival’s official website.
  3. The festival accepts DCP or digital files with a minimum quality of ProRes 422 for exhibition. All selected films will be screened in their original version. In principle, films with non-English dialogues must be subtitled in either English or Traditional Chinese. The festival will screen the films with Traditional Chinese subtitles projected from an electronic system.
II. Submission deadlines and materials
  1. The submission is open from June 1st to August 1st , 2024. The Festival is not obliged to view late entries.
  2. Please fill in the entry form online. You could either upload the film or provide an online preview link as the submission materials. (We only accept MOV & MP4 files under 2 GB. The submission materials should be downloadable, and the password should be valid until October 2024.) Once the entry form is completed, you will receive an email confirming that you have successfully submitted the film.
  3. Submission materials will not be returned. They will be kept in the festival's digital library and may be viewed for cultural purposes only.
III. Selected films
  1. If your film is selected, you will receive a system notification email before Oct.4th, 2024
    - An online screener of the film, which is of the same version as the final DCP
    - Film stills (at least 3-5 images and in 300 dpi)
    - A photo and a biography/filmography of the director
    - Press kit or production note
    - Trailer file (preferably in full HD quality)
    - Poster (if available)
    - Dialogue lists in English (and in original languages, if available)
    - A completed Screening Authorization Form (Enter Submission List to print out.)
  2. The festival is granted the rights to use the film stills/text/extracts (limited to 10% of the total length and not exceeding 3 minutes) provided by the participant to promote the film. This regulation also applies for online promotion.
  3. The festival may keep a screener copy of any film selected. The screener copies can only be used for purposes strictly related to festival screenings, which includes but not limited to internal previews, translation/subtitling work, and the necessary submissions to the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan for screening approval.
  4. All copies of selected films will be destroyed/erased after the festival.
IV. Dispatch of the prints of selected films
  1. For the selected films, the festival will provide shipping details and pay for round-trip transportation of the print. However, if the print is to be sent to another festival, the print receiver should cover the shipping costs.
  2. All prints will be returned within four weeks after the festival. Please provide the return address for the print together with the desired date of arrival on the application form.
  3. Damages to the film print must be reported to the festival in writing within four weeks after receiving the returned print and before any following screening. If a film print is damaged or lost during the festival, the festival is only responsible for the costs associated with making a new print or replacing the damaged reel(s) based on the current laboratory rates for ordering a standard print.