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The GTIDFF focuses on social, political and environmental issues, giving voice to their opinions for those who do not have the opportunity, and encouraging people to communicate and reflect on these issues. The 7th GTIDFF brought together international experts to hold four themed forums, discussing four topics related to documentary and environmental protection, artificial intelligence, art and women.


Film Competition
Film screening
Dialogue and Forum
☆ Registration starts on January 10, 2022 and closes on August 31, 2022.

☆ Evaluation process has three stages: preliminary evaluation, pre-selection and final jury.

☆ The jury group is composed of 44 experts, scholars and professionals from all over the world, divided into a preliminary jury (30), a pre-selection jury (5) and a final jury (5).

☆ Awards announcement: The final winning films will be announced at the closing and award ceremony on April 23, 2023.

☆ Other information refers to "Film Competition Details".

During the Golden Tree Festival on April 23, 2023, 20 shortlisted films (450 min.) will be selected for screening, and the creative teams will be invited to the scene to share the story behind the creation of the documentary with the audience face to face.

At the same time, the films would also be shown in schools, communities, small theaters and other places for free.

Online screening would be held in the column of Golden Tree Festival on famous online video platforms.

☆ Forum
Four Roundtables at the 7th GTIDFF will focus on the hottest topics in the documentary field.
- Roundtable 1 (French)
Time: April 22, 2023 14:00 -16:00 Theme: Documentaries and Imagining Alternative Models
- Roundtable 2 (French)
Time: April 22, 2023 16:00 - 18:00 Theme: Documentary Film and Art: The Risks of a Commercial Relationship
- Roundtable 3 (English)
Time: April 23, 2023 14:00 -16:00 Theme: Documentary Films and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Opportunities and Challenges
- Roundtable 4 (English)
Time: April 23, 2023 16:00 -17:30 Theme: Women in Front of and Behind the Camera
☆ Opening Ceremony and Documentary Night
On the evening of April 21, the opening ceremony of the 7th Golden Tree Festival will be held in Paris, France, and an exchange reception will follow.

☆ Closing and Award Ceremony
The 7th Golden Tree Festival has 7 awards:
- the Golden Tree Award
- the Best Feature Documentary Award
- the Best Medium-length Documentary Award
- the Best Short Documentary Award
- the Best Director Award
- the Best Cinematography Award
- the Best Completion of GFP Award.
The closing and award ceremony will be held in Paris, France on April 23, 2022.
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Copyright & Right of interpretation

Copyright The major purpose of the Golden Tree Festival is to promote the copyright transaction of documentary films. Based on the documentary film database, with the process of "Exhibition · Promotion · Exchange · Transaction", the Golden Tree Festival will hold various activities, including film exhibitions, industry forums, special events, copyright transactions, cooperative production, signing ceremonies, and commercial Investment, covering the entire chain of business. 1. The Golden Tree Festival does not set restrictions on geographies or director qualifications, and excellent documentary works that fit the theme from all over the world can participate in the film competition fairly. 2. The Golden Tree Festival provides a good trading environment and invites film buyers and investment institutions to participate. After the entries pass the preliminary review, regardless of whether they are awarded or not, they will have the opportunity to get the attention of buyers, investors, and cooperative institutions. 3. Applicants (participants), including but not limited to directors, producers, distributors or related organizations, shall ensure the authenticity, completeness, and accuracy of the registration information, and bear the legal liability arising from false information.  4. Applicants participating in the Golden Tree Festival are required to provide basic information such as feature films, trailor, posters, stills, film introductions, director introductions, etc. Application materials will not be returned and will be retained by the Organizing Committee for archival purposes. These materials will be used for jury review and Golden Tree Festival promotion. Due to the needs of review and promotion, the Organizing Committee has the right to disseminate and broadcast the above information on Internet and in theater within the corresponding period, as well as the right to print and publish relevant text and image materials. Applicants that register for the 7th GTIDFF agree to accept the aforementioned terms and conditions as well as allow us to use their registered email address for contact purposes. Right of interpretation All terms and conditions of the Golden Tree Festival are interpreted by the Golden Tree Festival Organizing Committee. The "General Provisions" and other "Details" and "Brochures" constitute the guidance documents of the Golden Tree Festival. The documents are composed of Chinese and English versions and have the same effect. The Golden Tree Festival Organizing Committee has the right to deal with all other matters not covered in the guidance documents. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to supplement and modify the terms and conditions to deal with some special circumstances. The supplements and modifications to the guidance documents will be publicly posted on the official website, and the effective time will be clearly indicated. Participants have the right to withdraw from this activity if they do not accept supplements and modifications.