October 25, 2020 – Four Croatian tourism films won awards at the Art & Tur International Tourism Film Festival, which just took place in Portugal.
HRTurizam reports that in the competition of tourist promotional films and documentaries worldwide, Croatian productions thus received recognition for promotion in the year in which tourism was most affected by the coronavirus crisis. Croatian films have already won several awards at international festivals, so the latest success is certainly no accident.
The Art & Tur International Tourism Film Festival was held for the thirteenth time. As a forum to exchange experiences, it has received high international recognition thanks to the quality and quantity of films and integration into the international network of similar CIFFT festivals. Today, CIFFT is the most prestigious initiative for awards and recognitions in the tourism industry’s marketing video. With 18 festival members, the CIFFT Circuit Grand Prix is the largest video marketing competition for the travel and tourism industry, spanning 17 countries and 18 cities.
‘Croatia Your Next Filming Destination’ won first place in the competition ‘Tourist destinations – Film locations.’ The film was shot in cooperation with the Croatian National Tourist Board and the production company Balduči and called on the film industry to choose Croatia as its destination for filming. Producer Spomenka Saraga received the award.
In the ‘Social Responsibility’ competition, the film ‘Zagreb Loves You’ won second. It is a slightly different promotional film of the Zagreb Tourist Board, which shows the whole spectrum of emotions that the people of Zagreb experienced on March 22, when a devastating earthquake hit the city. The award was accepted by the director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld.
Second place in the category of ‘Wellness Tourism’ went to the film ‘Dubrovnik – Safe Vacation.’ It is an animated film by the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board. The knight Orlando takes viewers to 1377 when the idea of quarantine to fight various epidemics was conceived in Dubrovnik. The award was presented to producer Stjepan Milas.
Finally, the award for the best original soundtrack went to the promotional film of the Rijeka Tourist Board and the production company Balduči film ‘Rijeka – I miss you,’ in which Rijeka is presented as a year-round tourist and city-break destination.
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