Best films of the International Tourism Film Festival Turkey 2021 awarded in Cappadocia
by CIFFT on 04 June 2021

The International Tourism Film Festival Turkey took place between June 1st to 5th in Cappadocia. A stunning Award Ceremony held at the Ruins of Paşabağları, closed the 6th edition of the festival, revealing more than 30 awards in 6 thematic categories: Tourism Destinations City, Region and Country, Tourism Products, Tourism Services, and Independent Travel Videos.

Notable tourism brands, creative agencies and filmmakers from 14 countries were awarded:  Australia, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, and United Kingdon.

The promotional film “Vilnius: amazing wherever you think it is” from Lithuania, which won the Gold Award in the category Tourism Destinations City, was elected by the International Jury as the best film of the competition - the Grand Prix.  With a sense of humour already usual in Vilnius communication campaigns, the film shows that Vilnius is still an amazing city despite not being a tourism destination known by Europeans.

Promoting Cappadocia uniqueness and increasing tourism activity were also the goals of the event. The official program included film screenings in the imposing Nevşehir Castle, conferences, workshops, and exhibitions.

Furthermore, through an exciting tourism program, the festival promoted the country’s cultural and tourism potential to national and international guests, including tourism representatives, film directors, marketing professionals and social media influencers.

The International Tourism Film Festival Turkey is organized by the Nevşehir Governorship and Nevşehir Municipality, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Since 2016, the festival is an official member of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT), being part of the CIFFT Circuit, a unique and prestigious competition across 14 tourism film festivals, which will define the World’s Best Tourism Films of the year.

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Meet the winners

All the winner’s of the International Tourism Film Festival Turkey  2021 can already see reflected their awards in the CIFFT Ranking List, which will determine the World’s Best Tourism Films of the year.

Check out the 6 CIFFT Ranking Lists



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