One of the biggest challenges in the brief history of “The Golden City Gate” came in this year´s edition with the change of the award ceremony during ITB business days. For the first time, the coveted awards were not handed over – as in the years before – during a vibrant show in the ITB Cinema, but were given personally to the award winners or their agency representatives. This change provided a lively discussion with nearly all winners. Start for next years edition kicked off.
“This was one of the most urgent wishes of our participants, who were often unable to attend the award ceremony in person due to tight schedules during the ITB trade visitors days” said Wolfgang Jo Huschert, President of The Golden City Gate on request, explaining the reasons for the change. The award winners were also delighted that for the first time there was an opportunity to discuss the films and the production process with the festival director and learn more about the evaluation criteria.
The pictures from the Award Ceremony on the exhibitors/winners Stand you will find: www.das-goldene-stadttor.de click Bildergalerie 2018.
Winner of the Diamond Award 2018
In this year´s edition, the region Catalonia in Spain won the coveted Diamond award with their contribution “The Route of fate”. The Diamond award is awarded to the best contribution in the yearly competition.
Overview of all First Star Award winners:
Category “Campaigns” – Sri Lankan Air First Star Award International
Category “TV Cinema Spot” – Austrian Air First Star Award International
Category “Country” – Qatar First Star Award International
Category “Hotel” – Macau First Star Award International
Category “Eco Tourism” – Taiwan First Star Award International
Category “Economy” – South Africa First Star Award International
Category “Campaigns” – Malaysia First Star Award International
Category “Print Advertising” – Hungary First Star Award International
Category “MICE National” – Messe Essen First Star Award
Category “Country National” – Travel Germany First Star Award
Category “Economy National” – Sixt Car Rental First Star Award
Category “Campaigns National” – AIDA First Star Award
Category “Event National” – Kulinarik & Kunst Festival 2018 First Star Award
Category “Hotel National” – Steigenberger First Star Award
Category “Region National” – Mecklenburg Vorpommern First Star Award
You can find further information of all winners in each category here:
This year’s award of “The Golden City Gate” took place for the 18th time during ITB Berlin. Altogether there were a total of 157 films and print ads from 37 countries who took part in the 2018th competition. The contributions were rated by 45 jurors in 15 different categories. Wolfgang Jo Huschert (President of the Golden City Gate) has handed over the awards on the stands at ITB Berlin. The “Diamond Award” – the best film in the competition – went to the region of Catalonia/Spain with its contribution: “The route of fate”.
The film, print and multimedia award “The Golden City Gate” will again be presented next year at the ITB Berlin 2019.
pictures: Marius Schwarz