22 YEARS The Golden City Gate

The International Film- Print- MultiMedia Competition during ITB Berlin

NEW:  "Back to Travel" 18.-22. May in Bingen at Rhine

Important Announcement!

We are extending our registration date for all entries to Friday 29. April 2022.

Winners sit with us in the 1st row

Award Ceremony, Thursday 19th May 2022 17:00 - 18:30, during trade fair "Back to Travel"

Location: Rheintal-Kongress-Zentrum in Bingen at Rhine

2022 will be the film-print-multimedia competition "The Golden City Gate" will be held by our organization. We are looking forward to the submission of your tourist contributions. In all likelihood, we will hold the Award Ceremony in several German cities and provide video coverage. At the beginning of 2022 we will inform you about the details of the Award Ceremony. Unfortunately, ITB-Berlin 2022 will again be held only virtually and digitally, so we will additionally choose another way.

20 Jahre DGS


The 22nd edition of The Golden City Gate will be held in March 2022 during ITB Berlin. For this purpose, we created a special logo that stands for the long history of the Tourism- Film- Print and Multimedia Award.

The international tourism film-print-multimedia competition "The Golden City Gate" is cooperating with the largest European tourism travel broadcaster "Sonnenklar TV", starting in July 2020.

  • “The Golden City Gate”

    is the creative and innovative expression of the tourism industry. Since 2001 it takes place during ITB in Berlin as an international tourism film and multimedia competition.

  • The Competition

    presents films of various categories. The submissions reach international professional experts from different states, countries, cities, hotels and national and international tourism associations, as well as trade show visitors interested in tourism.

  • The Judging

    is pursued by an international panel of jury in the areas of concept and creativity, information value, visual performance, cut, music, language, design, emotion, harmony. Even the interactivity of the websides is considered.

  • The Best Submissions

    in each category are awarded with city gates in gold, silver and bronze. The world - wide coveted diamond award of the media competition The Golden City Gate will also be awarded for the best contributions of all categories every year.

  • The Jury

    consists of 45 specialists of the following fields: tourism-, city-, hotel marketing, film, IT, public relations, music, advertising, design, also ministers, ambassadors and public institutions. The accurate choice of the judges guarantees a professional and diversifi ed spectrum of expertise in order to obtain a professional and objective rating.

  • The Award Ceremony

    takes place with guests from many nations, during the ITB-Berlin every year in March.

  • Honorary President

    Honorary President of the Jury is: Regine Sixt

  • Official Patron

    Official patron of the competition is the FEDERAL ASSOCIATION OF GERMAN FILM AND AV PRODUCERS e.V. in Wiesbaden.

What is "The Golden City Gate" in a few words?

National Diamond Award Winner 2021 - #DiscoverGermanyFromHome (Germany)

International Diamond Award Winner 2021 - Seek Different (Australia)

Best Films in 2020 - "Club of Cool Cities" Munich, Germany

Diamond Award Winner 2018 - Route of Fate (Catalunya)

Diamond Award Winner 2019 - Visit Abu Dhabi

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