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.
Message from the president of the municipality of Ourém
The city of Ourém is growing in a fast pace to modernity, with the awareness that the future is today. In this sense, we proposed to host the 2022 edition of ART&TUR, precisely because we look at this international Tourism Film Festival as another driving force behind the image of our Municipality across borders.
It is as the President of the Municipality of Ourém, that I write these words, addressed to the organization of this notorious event and to all the cinema and tourism lovers, as well as to all the potential people interested to come to Ourém to attend to ART&TUR Festival.
To receive the festival in our city, will for sure make all the inhabitants of Ourém proud, as they will have the opportunity to experience the reasons why they are well known; by the art of welcoming with their hearts, the ones that offer this community the pleasure of a visit.
I will avail this opportunity to reinforce the diversity of our tourism offer: The medieval town and the castle of Ourém, the river beach of Agroal and its walkway, the natural monument of the dinosaur’s footprints, the municipality theater and its excellent cultural program, and of course, the City of Fátima and the largest Marian Sanctuary in Europe, gateway for millions of annual tourists who visit our territory… with no regrets.
As a goodbye, I wish you all the best personal and professional achievements, and we will mark, the encounter with all of you, knowing that Ourém will be a privileged partner and focused in contributing for the success of the next edition of the ART&TUR Tourism Film Festival.
Luís Miguel Albuquerque
President of the Municipality of Ourém
Ourém is the headquarters of the largest municipality in the Médio Tejo region. It is a modern city that is constantly evolving, honoring its secular past and ensuring the present, while also responding to the challenges of the future.
Ourém is part of a territory full of historical, cultural and patrimonial wealth, which goes far beyond the limits of the urban perimeter of the headquarters of a townhall, reinforced by another important city, Fátima and by four villages and dozens of places, whose intrinsic beauty greatly contributes to differentiate us from others.
We are mainly a business municipality and clearly we are marked by a defined tourist activity. Assuming Fátima as the gateway to our territory, it is guaranteed that there is much more to see and enjoy besides the City of Peace.
Do you want an advice? Enjoy ART&TUR and discover Ourém!
Message from the president of Turismo do Centro de Portugal
Turismo do Centro de Portugal welcomes every participant of the ART&TUR 2022, an event recognized as a reference among the International Tourism Film Festivals and which is today a distinctive brand of the Center of Portugal.
After Aveiro, in 2021, it is now time for the magnificent territory of Ourém to welcome filmmakers and producers from all around the world, having the opportunity to discover why this region is affirming itself to be a favorable destination for film and television productions. The diverse landscapes, natural and humans, are a great card of the Center of Portugal, as well as its great gastronomy and the hospitality from who is living here.
To all the participants, I express my will for you to enjoy your time in Ourém and to explore a region that has so much to be known!
President of the Regional Entity of the Turismo do Centro de 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
Ourém, 25 – 28 October
Ourém is the chosen city to showcase in 2022 the best films from Portugal and around the world.