China (Guangzhou) International Documentary Festival

Opening Date: 
June 04, 2021
Earlybird Deadline: 
August 31, 2021
Regular Deadline: 
August 31, 2021
Late Deadline: 
August 31, 2021
Extended Deadline: 
August 31, 2021
Notification Date: 
October 31, 2021
Event Date: 
December 16, 2021
Festival Description: 

China (guangzhou) international documentary film festival after 17 years of development, especially in recent 10 years of rapid growth, from 56 countries and regions, 2011, 683, a documentary, to develop into 130 countries and regions, 2019, 3441, a documentary on the section of the international exhibition, regardless of the character or number covering the country (region) scope continues to grow, China (guangzhou) international documentary film festival to become Asia's largest documentary section shows, becoming international documentary collision thoughts, exchange ideas, explore the important platform of art, is the world's documentary "barometer" of industrial development.

Awards & Prizes: 

Excellent Documentary Feature Film (1 film)

Excellent Documentary Director (1)

Outstanding Documentary Short Film (1)

Excellent Documentary Series (1)

Excellent First Documentary (1)

Excellent Documentary Recommended by the Jury (1)

Excellent Documentary Feature Film of Chinese Stories (1)

Excellent Documentary Short Film of Chinese Stories (1)

Excellent Documentary Series on Chinese Stories (1)

Excellent Sino-foreign Joint Documentary (1)

Rules & Terms: 

1. The Golden Cotton Tree Documentary Award is open to the following three categories of films:

Documentary feature film: longer than 30 minutes;

Documentary short film: less than 30 minutes, including 30 minutes;

Documentary series: three or more episodes, no limit on the length of a single episode, related to each other, with continuity.

2. Films registered to participate in the Golden Cotton Tree Documentary Awards of the China (Guangzhou) International Documentary Festival in 2021 must be films made after January 1, 2019.

3. If any version of the film (including the re-edited version) has participated in the Golden Cotton Tree Documentary Festival in the past and has been shortlisted for re-evaluation, or has been shown in the documentary festival in the past, the film is not eligible for entry.

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