Cannes, France – September 29th, 2023. The winners of the 14th edition of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards were revealed on 28th September at an outstanding Award Ceremony in Cannes. Among the evening's highlights were the exceptional productions acclaimed with the coveted Gold and Silver Dolphins in the tourism-focused categories.
In the Tourism Films Destination City category, the series “Creators of West Hollywood” (USA) and the promotional video “Planet Linz” (Austria) received Silver Dolphins. Additionally, finalist certificates went to “İstanbul is The New Cool” (Türkiye) and “València is now” (Spain). The West Hollywood campaign was also honored with two prestigious Gold Dolphins in the categories of Videos with Influencers and Testimonials, as well as Webisodes.
Highlighting the evening's outstanding achievements, “Grand Tour of Catalonia” (Spain) and “The Neverending Tourists” (South Africa) received Gold Dolphins in the stories Tourism Destination Region category. Meanwhile, “Alpbachtal – Frühlingserwachen” (Austria), “Go Türkiye. Regions” (Türkiye), and “To be Albertan” (Canada) secured Silver Dolphins. The videos “Center of Portugal, it´s so much!” (Portugal), “Einfach Wir.” (Germany), and “The journey of your life” (Spain) received finalist certificates.
The promotional videos “Glimpses of Georgia” (Georgia) and “No Drama” (Switzerland) received well-deserved Gold Dolphins in the Destination Country category, while the series “Finding Encanto” (Colombia) and “The Campaign Waiting to Happen” (Ukraine) earned Silver Dolphins. Finalist certificates were assigned to “Cuba "ÚNICA"” (Cuba), and “No Football, No Worries” (Qatar).
Carmen Caballero Vill (President of Tourism), Gilberto Ribero (Vice President of Tourism), and Jorge Sotomonte (Marketing & Communications) of ProColombia.
Holding the trophy, Mariana Oleskiv, chairperson at the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine, alongside representatives of the production company Odde Agency.
In the Tourism Products category, “No one upstages the Grand Tour of Switzerland” (Switzerland) and “Orixe Rias Baixas” (Spain) took home Gold Dolphins, while “Catalonia is appetising” (Spain) received a Silver Dolphin. “Alentejo Cycling” (Portugal), “Family Adventure Saarland” (Germany), and “Tadej Pogačar Training for TDF in Slovenia” (Slovenia) received finalist certificates.
Furthermore, “Fly & Feel the Rush of Historic Places - Sydsjælland (Denmark)”, “NewHandLab, a soul made of wool” (Portugal), and “The Light” (France), garnered Finalist Certificates in the category Tourism Services. In the documentary category Tourism, Travel and Adventure, the “The lost flavor (Mockumentary)” received a Silver Award.
The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards celebrated the finest corporate films, online media productions, and documentaries on a global scale, setting a new standard for quality and creativity in the industry. This year’s edition featured submissions from more than 45 countries. After a careful evaluation, the international jury defined 200 finalists. Out of those, 130 submissions have been selected to receive the festival’s coveted Dolphin awards.
Recognizing the immense potential of the tourism industry within corporate communication, the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards have been a valued member of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) since 2010.
As a result, all the Tourism Films Category’s winners have access to the CIFFT Rankings, the leading global resource for benchmarking creativity and effectiveness in Tourism Communication, establishing the World’s Best Tourism Films of the Year.
The complete list of finalists and winners of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2023, along with the awarded films, can be viewed in the Winners' Gallery.
The International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) is a globally recognized platform dedicated to promoting excellence in tourism-related audiovisual content. Through its innovative initiatives, CIFFT aims to celebrate the creativity and effectiveness of tourism campaigns, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange within the industry.