Amorgos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Located near Naxos and Ios, on the southern side of the Cyclades, this island amazes visitors with the natural beauty, the traditional architecture and the fabulous beaches. Its virgin beauty inspired the filmmaker Luc Besson to shoot scenes of the movie The Big Blue in the beach of Agia Anna. Do you know a better place to organize a festival in Greece?

The Amorgos Tourism Film Festival is an annual four-day event organized by the Cultural Women’s Association of Tholaria-Aigiali, Amorgos. It started in 2010 during the 8th International Congress of Culture and Tourism YPERIA and is held continuously since then, on an annual basis, presenting about 100 new films each year.

From 2017, the Amorgos Festival is a member of the international organization CIFFT, based in Vienna. The Festival has daily projections during the Yperia Conference, at Aegialis Hotel & Spa. Each year, it awards the best choices of documentaries, and travel films, that contribute to the development of domestic and foreign tourism and to the implementation of green practices.

The main purpose of the Festival is to create an international platform for enhancing global tourism through audiovisual media.

The Festival aims:

  • To contribute to the development of domestic and foreign tourism.
  • To disseminate and encourage the implementation of green practices in tourism, taking into account the need for social responsibility and sustainable development.
  • Encourage the production of short films and develop a spirit of friendship and cooperation among producers from all over the world.
  • The festival also aims to contribute to the exchange of views and experiences for the development of remote and disadvantaged areas and to promote Amorgos, the Cyclades, and Greece abroad. Short films are a good opportunity to showcase the cultural and environmental wealth of each region.

The participation and presentation of artists, producers and journalists from all over the world is growing year by year. With films, announcements, articles, photos and interviews that are published in foreign and domestic media each year, after the meeting in Amorgos, our sites are being promoted, and they help the increase of the visitation of land, not simply for tourist but also for professional and creative reasons. Greece and its islands become a place of inspiration and attraction for new creations.

 

The Festival contributes to the development of new collaborations based on the island of Amorgos and Greece. There are already many productions of films by foreign artists who participated in the Amorgos Festival, got inspired by the natural landscape and the history of the island and created films that are screened and participating in other festivals abroad.

The 9th Amorgos Tourism Film Festival will take place in Amorgos from October 31 to November 5, 2018, as part of the 16th International  Yperia Conference on Culture and Tourism  – with the title –   “Gastronomy – Culture & Tourism”.

 

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