Message from the President
Ladies and gentlemen, dear guests:
In the name of the Golden Tree Organizing Committee, I want to warmly welcome all guests from the documentary film industry, culture, art, academia, the press as well as diplomats from all over the world. I also want to thank all friends that have made contributions to the success of the Golden Tree.
This year, the Golden Tree Festival has received 1017 entries from 92 countries. It is such a heart-warming feeling to be surprisingly confronted with interesting documentaries with great photography, characterized by a broad world view and deep going thoughts. I am convinced that you will feel the same.
7 years ago, when I started to become engaged in trade with Germany and Europe, I faced many situations, resulting from different cultures, that led to numerous misunderstandings. I tried to find the secret code to decipher different cultures. In this pursuit, international documentary films have been a great aid to me. This has led me to strongly believe that documentary films can help people understand other cultures and regard them with appreciation and respect. We strive to document the roots of cultures through documentary films. Subsequently, we utilize media platforms to distribute these documentaries to the public. This is the story of the origins of the Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival. Golden Tree Organizing Committee´s mission is to fulfill your various demands for documentary films. We also invite all of you to attend the 6 fantastic discussion forums, to know more about the most recent news and information on the documentary industry. Here I would like to give away that the Forum "Documentary Films and Philosophy" will include a spiritual guide - the shaman for protection of the environment and culture, which will lead to a very interesting discussion at the forum. I want to wish all our friends an exciting and happy journey through our documentaries.
I hereby announce: The second Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival 2017 has opened!