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The Golden City Gate opens again

Aug 29, 2018

The Golden City Gate (or the City Gate Award) is a yearly organized event that presents the Multimedia Award 2019 for the tourism industry. More and more tourism companies are using touristic films to present themselves in different media channels - such as social media, apps and interactive websites.

Entries can now be submitted. Until November 1, 2018 there is an Earlybird-special of 10 % (to get the discount, you need to register till November 1, 2018. After your official registration, your contribution can be submitted until January 28, 2019)

In cooperation with the Nigerian Tourism Board, BITE in Beijing, CITE in Chengdu, and MITM in Havana as well as ITE HCMC in Vietnam, the Tourism Multimedia Competition "The Golden City Gate" has been held annually since 2001 as a creative and innovative expression of the tourism industry. It is paralell of the world´s leading tavel trade show ITB Berlin as an international tourism film competition. The 19th edition of the International Film-Print-Multimedia-Competition will take place during next ITB from March 5-10, 2019.

At the request of the submitters, categories have been added:
Print: Campaigns for cities, hotels and countries
Music: Campaigns with music video clips from and/or about a country
Websites: Web presence, banner advertising or apps.

President of the jury is Wolfgang Jo Huschert - Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bundesverband Deutscher - Film- und AV-Produzenten e.V.. The international industry service "Tourism-Insider" is media partner of the whole film festival and editor-in-chief Joachim Fischer has taken over the function of the press spokesman. Regine Sixt has been the honorary president since a few years.

All submitted films will be evaluated by an international jury based on the following criteria: visual performance, acoustic overall impression, emotional impact, information value, conception and creativity. The top-ranked entries in each category will be awarded with the City Gate in Gold, Silver and Bronze. The VIP jury will also select the best film of the year from the premiere entries. The winner will be awarded with the "Diamond Award".

The expert jury consists of specialists in the specific fields of tourism, film, public relations and public institutions. The careful selection of the jurors guarantees a professional and broad range of experience for the professional and objective valuation.

The main focus of the reviews is:

City tourism, city, town, architecture, country, region, landscape, economy, airline, airport, harbor, cruise, ferry, car rental, invest, travel insurance, ecology, tourist events and events, incentives, hotel, wellness, spa, TV travel magazine, travel documentaries, tourism spots up to 90 seconds, print campaigns, advertising, brochures, tourism websites, innovation and information on alternative electronic media.

After ITB, the films will also be shown outside of the competition during further events, e.g. via video on demand, press releases, trade shows, cinemas and on TV. This means a large number of new impressions that will be made. Many participants also use the competition for their own marketing and promotion activities with publications on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube.

THE GOLDEN CITY GATE is an international multimedia competition for the tourism industry and offers a platform to present films and other multimedia contributions.

Participating countries, cities, municipalities, economic regions, hotels, hotel chains, airports, shipping companies, agencies and event agencies, music and film productions, travel insurance companies have the opportunity to show their films, print contributions or music clips to an interested audience and have them evaluated by an international jury in Düsseldorf and Berlin.

*** The awards: The Golden Citygate Bears went to the winners in 186 countries worldwide. In the middle: the main prize, the Diamond Award

The award ceremony “The GOLDEN City Gate” will take place for the 19th time during ITB in Berlin from 5-10 March 2019. The worldwide coveted Diamond Award of the media competition will again be awarded to the best contributions out of all categories.

Important dates:

Registration deadline: Monday, 28.01.2019
The jury meeting will take place at the Grand Hotel Petersberg on 11.2.2019
Nomination of the nominees on 18.02.2019
The VIP jury for the Diamond Award on 04.03.2019 in Berlin
The elegant award ceremony will take place on 07.03.2019 with international guests at the International Club Berlin (next to the ITB exhibition fairgrounds)

Further information and the registration form are available at or at




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