Since its 1st edition in Barcelos in 2008, the ART&TUR Festival has effectively fulfilled its mission of making known to the world the best audiovisual productions in Portugal and in the world.
As a forum for sharing experiences, the ART&TUR Festival has achieved a high international recognition, thanks to the quality and quantity of films that it distinguishes annually, as well as its integration into a worldwide network of similar festivals: CIFFT (International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals) that annually awards the best tourism film worldwide, among all the films that travel the international circuit of 14 festivals.
From 2018, ART&TUR Festival rights were transferred from APTUR to Centro de Portugal Film Commission (CPFC). Associated with this change, and thanks to an agreement between the CPFC and the Regional Tourism Entity of Center of Portugal, the ART&TUR Festival will now be held in the Central Region, roaming through the various municipalities of the Center of Portugal.
The World’s Best Tourism Film & Travel Video Awards!
International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals
ART&TUR – International Tourism Film Festival is a member of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals – CIFFT, since 2008.
Created in 1989, the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals – CIFFT, brings together the World’s Best Tourism Film Festivals from four continents at the most prestigious awards and recognition initiative in Travel Video Marketing Industry – the CIFFT Circuit.
In partnership with the endorsers UNWTO (World Tourism Organization), ETC (European Travel Commission), CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization), and CATA (Centro America Tourism Association), CIFFT works to encourage tourism destinations to achieve excellence in promoting their products, services, and locations using video.
The CIFFT Circuit brings together the World’s Best Tourism Film Festivals in a competition in the format of “Championship” or “League” to recognize and reward the best promotional films for tourism destinations, products and services.
It is an excellent opportunity for benchmarking, networking and visibility in the Tourism Industry.
Participants go through festivals on four continents throughout the year. In each stage, the video is evaluated by an international jury that will decide the winners. Awards obtained in the festivals give points to the CIFFT Ranking List. The Ranking will determine at the end of the year the World’s Best Tourism Films in their respective categories.
There are 6 thematic categories available: Tourism Destinations – Cities, Regions and Countries, Tourism Products, Tourism Services and Independent Travel Videos.
The exclusive World’s Best Tourism Film Awards honours the most creative and innovative Travel Videos of the year at a memorable award ceremony in Vienna, Austria. Only the best make it to this final after passing and convincing the judges of the different stages spread across the four continents that make up the CIFFT Circuit. Receiving the most important award in the Travel Video Marketing Industry is synonymous with prestige, recognition and visibility.
Founder and Director
Mariana Calaça Baptista
Event & Communication
Ourém, 25 – 28 October
Ourém is the chosen city to showcase in 2022 the best films from Portugal and around the world.