The 5th edition of the Terres Travel Festival – Films & Creativity took place in Tortosa from September 3rd to 11th, bringing to the locals diverse activities and awarding exceptional tourism films. This year, the Spanish stage of the CIFFT Circuit counted with almost 100 entries from 26 countries. The Award Ceremony was broadcasted online, revealing 41 winners.
One of the most outstanding features of the Terres Travel Festival is its ability to involve the local community. This edition was no different, and many sights of the host city Tortosa had become stages for exhibitions, film screenings, conferences, presentations of artistic and literary projects and much more, creating a unique atmosphere.
The festival kicked off with the conference “Egypt 1909. The journey of the Amatllers to the Land of the Pharaohs” at the Church of Sant Domènec, where specialists discussed the exhibition, which brings together around fifty snapshots of the Amatllers’ journey through Egypt and Sudan. Produced by the B the travel brand in collaboration with the Amatller Hispanic Art Foundation, the exhibition took place at the headquarters of the Low Ebre Regional Historical Archive in the Royal Schools.
The Tortosa Museum was one of the sights chosen to exhibit the tourism films that integrate the Official Competition Terres Festival 2021 and other audiovisual productions. The museum also hosted the presentation of the project “Invisible Animals” by the writer Gabi Martínez and the naturalist Jordi Serrallonga and the Award Ceremony for the 1st edition of the ODS Youth Academy Challenge in the Ebro Lands, a project promoted by the Innomnium Civic Foundation.
The public could see more film screenings at the Espai Sant Domènec, where the travel journalist Ruth Alejandre presented her book “Por amor a los Balcanes”, which invites the readers to discover the best-kept secrets of the Balkan Peninsula.
The Terres LAB took place on September 8th at the SB Corona Hotel, intending to provide a multidisciplinary space for exchanging knowledge about Tourism Audiovisual Communication. The latest trends in Travel Video Marketing, the use of video to promote authentic tourist experiences and the current state of research in tourism and audiovisual in Spanish universities were some of the subjects addressed at the congress.
The Terres Travel Festival’s Award Ceremony was broadcasted online on September 10th, revealing 41 winners in the thematic categories Tourism Destinations City, Region and Country, Tourism Products, Tourism Services and Independent Filmmakers.
The international jury, which brings together experts from the Tourism, Marketing and Audiovisual industries worldwide, assigned the promotional film “Seek Different”, produced by Zoom Film TV for the Tourism Northern Territory (Australia), with the most significant competition award - the Grand Prix.
The Australian production, which also ensured the First Place of the category Tourism Destinations Region at the Terres Travel Festival, has received three other Grand Prix in the CIFFT Circuit 2021. These achievements led the film to first place on the CIFFT Ranking List of best videos promoting tourism regions.
Among the winners are represented 12 countries: Australia, French Polynesia, Greece, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. All the festival’s winners will receive trophies that passed through the hands of 7 artisans, who used materials such as palm, wood or thermoplastic from renewable resources such as corn starch, the roots of tapioca or sugar cane, reinforcing the festival's commitment to sustainability.
The closing event at the Parc Teodor González on September 11th includes screenings of the winning films of the 5th Terres Travel Festival – Films & Creativity and a live performance by the Spanish musician Cesc.
The Terres Travel Festival had as main partners the Estrella Damm and the Tortosa City Council. Since 2019, the festival is an official member of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT), which brings together the World’s Best Tourism Film Festivals from four continents at the most prestigious awards and recognition initiative in the Travel Video Marketing Industry – the CIFFT Circuit.
Meet the winners
All the winner’s of the Terres Travel Festival – Films & Creativity 2021 can already see reflected their awards in the CIFFT Ranking List, which will determine the World’s Best Tourism Films of the year.
Created in 1989, the CIFFT - International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals, 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.