On April 26th, the 2022 New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards announced its winners. At the Storytellers Gala virtual event, 17 tourism videos entered through the CIFFT Circuit were honored with gold, silver, and bronze trophies – the coveted New York Festivals Towers - and finalist certificates. Engaging film and television entries from 42 countries participated in this year’s competition.
In the Corporate Image - Tourism Category, the promotional videos “Why choose Porto & North of Portugal for your event? - The Majestic Adventures of Ofelia de Souza” (Portugal) and “Peloponnese. Greece beyond the obvious.” (Greece) were awarded gold trophies.
“Linz is Linz” (Austria), “Introducing the Icelandverse” (Iceland), and “Conil Lives In You” (Spain) received silver trophies. At the same time, “Lithuania. Find your sauna self” (Lithuania), “Liszki Commune. I am from here.” (Poland), “The Extraordinary Journey” (Spain), and “Visit Andorra” (Andorra) achieved bronze trophies.
Finalist certificates were assigned to other ten tourism videos: ““Ako Castle” Where the Story of 47 Samurai Began” (Japan), “Alps at their very best - You can't fit more summer into your holiday” (Austria), “Remixing Lapland” (Finland), “Zagreb Sport Story” (Croatia), “World Paella Day” (Spain), “Valencia, Host City for Gay Games 2026” (Spain), “Bulgaria - Find Your Story” (Bulgaria), “Klagenfurt - to see and to LIVE!” (Austria), “Experience A World Beyond” (Qatar) and “Authentic Istria - Good Mood / Good Food” (Croatia).
This year’s competition counted 113 Gold Awards, 126 Silver Awards, 113 Bronze Awards, and 275 Finalists, including content from around the globe in primetime entertainment, documentaries, investigative journalism, sports coverage, promos, streaming media, and brand image films. All entries were judged by the NYF’s TV & Film Awards Grand Jury, composed of 200+ creative media professionals.
In 1990, the New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards became an official member of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT), thus integrating the CIFFT Circuit, the biggest competition for tourism videos worldwide.
Therefore, award-winners and finalists of the NYF’s TV & Film Awards’ Tourism Category gained direct access to the CIFFT Ranking List, which will define at the end of the year the World’s Best Tourism Films in five thematic categories: Tourism Destination Cities, Regions, and Countries, Tourism Products and Tourism Services.
The membership reinforces the creative and technical potential of videos produced for tourism destinations, products, and services that have occupied a prominent position in the global advertising scene.
The International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) was established in 1989 in Vienna to recognize, reward, and celebrate excellence in Travel Video Marketing. CIFFT brings together the World’s Best Tourism Film Festivals from four continents in an exclusive competition, the CIFFT Circuit, also recognized as the most prestigious award and recognition initiative for audiovisual tourism communication.
In partnership with the endorsers: UNWTO (World Tourism Organization), ETC (European Travel Commission), CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization), CATA (Centro America Tourism Association) and Skal International, CIFFT works to encourage tourism destinations to achieve excellence in promoting their products, services, and locations using video.