On Focus: Amorgos Tourism Film Festival
by CIFFT on 07 May 2024
Interview Amorgos

The Amorgos International Tourism Film Festival is an annual event held on the island of Amorgos in Greece alongside the "International Convention of Culture and Tourism - YPERIA."

Co-organized by the Amorgos Cultural Women Association and the Municipality of Amorgos, it was established in 2010 to recognize and promote outstanding promotional videos and documentaries focused on tourism, with a particular emphasis on showcasing Greece and its Cyclades Island complex.

Drawing participants from around the world, including filmmakers, production companies, marketing agencies, and journalists, the festival offers a platform for networking and cultural immersion.

In 2017, the festival joined the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) and became part of the CIFFT Circuit, a global competition for tourism videos alongside other international festivals.

The upcoming edition of the Amorgos Film Festival is scheduled for November 14 to 19, 2024, with registration open until July 15, 2024. For insights into this edition's highlights, we interviewed Irene Giannakopoulos, the founder and director of the Amorgos Tourism Film Festival.

What makes your festival a standout event for filmmakers and representatives from the tourism industry?

At Amorgos Film Festival, we pride ourselves on being a standout event for filmmakers and representatives from the tourism industry due to our unique blend of cinematic excellence and cultural immersion. Our festival not only showcases exceptional films from around the world but also offers networking opportunities with industry professionals and discussions on the intersection of film and tourism. We believe in the power of film to inspire travel and exploration, and our festival serves as a catalyst for fostering connections between the film industry and the tourism sector.

What does being a CIFFT member represent for your festival?

Being a CIFFT member represents a significant validation of our festival's commitment to excellence in tourism films. CIFFT (International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals) is a prestigious organization that recognizes and promotes the best tourism films globally. As a member of CIFFT, we have access to a network of top-tier festivals and industry experts, which enhances the visibility and reputation of our event on an international scale. It also signifies our dedication to promoting tourism through the art of filmmaking and upholding the highest standards of quality in our programming.

Looking ahead to the 2024 edition of your festival, what can participants expect?

Looking ahead to the 2024 edition of our festival, participants can expect an even more immersive and enriching experience. We are constantly striving to innovate and elevate the festival to new heights, with curated film screenings, engaging panel discussions, and interactive workshops. In addition, we will continue to foster partnerships with tourism organizations and industry leaders to explore the latest trends and opportunities in travel filmmaking. Whether you're a filmmaker, a tourism professional, or a cinephile with a passion for exploration, the 2024 Amorgos Film Festival promises to be an unforgettable celebration of cinema and tourism.

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