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Call for Entries!

Send your travel films and videos before March 23, 2020.

XVI International Tourism Film Festival – Bulgaria “On the East Coast of Europe” is open for production entries. Traditionally, the festival is organised in association with the International Tour Exhibition “Cultural Tourism” in Veliko Tarnovo, and will take place from April 21 to 23, 2020.

Tourism film and commercial video productions are eligible for submission in 5 competition Categories: Tourism Destination, Tourism Services / Tourism products, Nature and Eco-Tourism, Sports and Adventure Tourism. For the second year in Competition 2020 we have a category for independent productions – My trip/Vlog.

The Final deadline for production entries is March 23, 2020

Winners are announced and awards presented at an Official Ceremony of the festival. Awards are bestowed in each category, additional component and sponsorship awards are presented, and one of the producers will get the Grand Prix of the festival.

Last year's edition featured 44 productions from 21 countries: Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Austria, Kazakhstan, China, Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Croatia, Georgia, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Greece. Nineteen awards were presented, as the grand prize of the festival, the Grand Prix of Tour Film Fest – Bulgaria, went to "Insiders Guide to Riga", Producer: Riga Tourism development Bureau, Latvia.

The main objectives

The main objectives of the Festival are:

  • To present to the public films and productions about tourist products and destinations;
  • To stimulate investments in tourism promotion of cultural and historical heritage;
  • To show the good practices and promote the latest trends in tourism filmmaking;
  • To rouse the interest of the tourist business and production companies towards tourism film products;
  • To encourage film industry professionals to turn their efforts and specialize in tourism filmmaking;
  • To create conditions for highly efficient promotional content.

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