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 elects the best tourism film worldwide, among all the films that travel the international circuit of 16 festivals.
In addition to its active participation in CIFFT, the ART&TUR Festival is developing several bilateral partnerships with similar Festivals, namely: Terres Travel Festival (Spain); Zagreb Tourfilm Festival (Croatia) Tourfilm Riga (Latvia); JWTFF (Japan); and Amorgos Tourism Film Festival (Greece).
From 2018, ART&TUR Festival rights were transferred from APTUR to Centro de Portugal Film Commission (CPFC). Associated to 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.
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.
The International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) was created in 1989 in Vienna, to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in the Travel Industry Video Marketing.
Nowadays, CIFFT is the most prestigious awards and recognition initiative in Travel and Tourism Industry Marketing Video. With 18 festival members, the Grand Prix CIFFT Circuit is the largest competition dedicated to the video marketing for the Travel and Tourism industry, spanning 17 countries and 18 cities (New York, Cannes, Riga, Deauville, Baku, Los Angeles, Zagreb, Berlin, Warsaw, Spain, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, South Africa, Portugal and Czech Republic).
The World’s Best Tourism Film & Travel Video Awards
Annually at the end of the year in Vienna, CIFFT presents the “Festival of Festivals” Grand Prix CIFFT, a stylish Award Ceremony presenting the World’s Best Tourism Films of the year, and award the title of the Best Promotional Tourism Film and the Best Tourism Commercial of the world. These two awards are determined by the CIFFT Rank List, a table that reflects the points achieved by the winners in each festival member.
Each member of the Grand Prix CIFFT Circuit offers the best networking opportunities in the tourism, marketing and audiovisual industry. Representatives of official tourism organizations, marketers, influencers, filmmakers, creative directors, international journalists and media representatives attend.