“THE GOLDEN CITY GATE” is an creative and innovative expression of the tourism branch and is organized yearly since 2001 within the scope of the International Tourism exchange of ITB as an international tourism film competition.With new category “Travelagencies” and Roadshows.In the next edition during ITB 2017 in March there is the international film print-multimedia competition “THE GOLDEN CITY GATE “.
Wolfgang Jo Huschert – chairman of “Bundesverband der Film- und AV-Produzenten e.V – is the president of the jury. The international trade information service “Tourism-Insider” is the media partner of the film festival and editor-in-chief Joachim Fischer is the Media Director.
The festival only filed with competitive films. The contributions present oneself to an international professional audience from different states and countries, the national and international tourism association and institutions and also the numerous fair visitor.The last edition at ITB 2016 has seen 132 candidates from 56 countries
The assessment of the filed films ensued by an international specialized jury according to the following criterions: visual performance, acoustic overall impression, emotional effect, value of information, conception and creativity. The first-placed contributions will distinguished with gold, silver and bronze by the Golden City Gate. From the front-runner contributions the VIP jury choose the film of the year. This is awarded with the “Diamond Award”.

The professional jury of 20 VIP in Düsseldorf and 15 VVIP in Berlin exists of specialists of the areas of tourism, economy, politic, diplomatic, movie, public relations and public institutions. The careful choice of the jurors guarantees a professional and wide-diversified spectrum of experience for the expert and objective assessment.
The categories: city-tourism, town, location, architecture, country, region, scenery, economy, airline, airport, harbour, cruise, ferry, car-rental, Invest, travel assurance, expedition equipment, ecology, tourist events and functions, incentives, hotel, wellness, spa, TV travel travel magazines,travel documentations, tourism spots (up to 90 sec.), print campaign, advertising, brochures, online appearance and innovative information about alternative electronic media. There is also a category for the best Roadshow. In this year the new category is the best Travelagency.

The organiser of the award Mr. and Mrs. Huschert

After the ITB specific applications of the films also spread out, e.g. about video on demand, press, tradeshows, cinemas and TV. For that reason a huge number of new contacts is reached.
BBC TV has coverd and broadcastet several times about the Golden City Gate

The application form is available under www.das-goldende.stadttor.de or www.the-golden-city-gate.com.
THE GOLDEN CITY GATE is an international multimedia contest for the tourism industry and offer a platform to present films and other multimedia contributions at the ITB-Cinema. Participating countries, cities, communities, economic areas, hotels, hotel chain, airpoirts, shipping companies, agencies and event agencies, music and movie productions and travel assurance has the possibility to present their films, prints and music clips on the big movie screen in the ITB-Cinema to an interested audience and the assessment by an international professional jury in Düsseldorf and Berlin.
For information about media please contact Joachim Fischer: j.fischer@tourism-insider.com.

The Pricegiving Ceremony is 2017 for the first time on Thursday,9th. of march at the “Palais Funkturm” at the ITB Halls at 11 am.
Deadline is 11th. of february 2017

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