Golden Horse Film Festival

Golden Horse Film Festival

The Golden Horse Awards Competition is founded since 1962 for promoting domestic film producing, activating film industry and encouragement providing for excellent films and outstanding filmmakers through competition. The international programme joined in 1980, and since then the whole festival has become the most influential event not only in film industry but also among Taiwanese audience.

There are about forty feature films, twenty documentary films, shots and animated films apply entry every single year.

The Golden Horse Awards Competition

Golden Horse Award has encouraged many excellent Chinese language films and outstanding filmmakers, becomes the most esteemed index within film industry, directly and indirectly push forward the development of integral filmmaking field, meaning and positioning momentous and significant historical value.
It has been forty the number of times of Golden Horse Chinese Language Film Competitions since 1962, all Chinese pronunciation, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Shang Hai dialect, films can apply the entry into competition.


Best Director, Best Leading Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best New Performer, Best Original Screenplay, Best Screenplay Adaptation, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Make Up & Costume Design, Best Action Choreography, Best Original Film Score, Best Origianal Film Song, Best Editing and Best Sound Effects.

Special awards include Best Taiwanese Film of the Year and Best Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year.

A non-competition award is given to the Audience Choice Award.