The Competition for Students and Independent filmmakers

Submit your film



ART&TUR INDIE is a competition within the world-renowned International Tourism Film Festival - ART&TUR. Founded in 2008 and celebrating 10 editions, the organization decided to start a new competition dedicated to Students and Independent Filmmakers.

ART&TUR INDIE is a Film Competition with Live Screenings and our mission is to inspire and encourage Independent filmmakers and Students through a competitive showcase, allowing them to meet, experience and share with award-winning professionals from around the world, who join in a pleasant and enriching Atmosphere during the ART&TUR Festival.



(Up to 5 Min.)

Promotional Film
(Up to 2 min.)



The Rules and Regulations are issued in English.

ART&TUR INDIE is a competition within the ART&TUR - International Tourism Film Festival, has an annual occurrence, on dates set year after year, in October, is organized by APTUR – Associação Portuguesa de Turismologia and with the official support of the Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia.


Independent Filmmakers and Students are welcome to submit their films.

The competition is open to the following type of Productions:
 • Promotional Film (Up to 2 min.)
 • Micro-documentary (Up to 5 Min.)

There are two categories in the film contest:
 • Sustainable & Responsible Tourism
 • Arts, Music & Culture


Each festival entry has to be labeled with:
 • Name | Full address | Contact;
 • Title | Objectives | Synopsys | Locations | length | correct format | Year of Production;
 • Competition & Category it is submitted for;


All festival entries must have been produced after January 1st, 2015.


The official language of the festival is English. Entries are accepted in any language provided the following requirements are met:
 • English subtitles or voice-over in English;
 • Synopsis written in English. Full scripts are not accepted;
 • The movie must have the subtitles inserted.


The deadline for film submissions is August 11th 2017


The films enrolled in the ART&TUR INDIE Competition must have at least the following or similar requirements:

 • Resolution:
  o Full HD (1920x1080 pixels), 16: 9
  o HD (1080x720 pixels), 16: 9
  o PAL (720x576), 4: 3
 • Video codec: H.264
 • Audio codec: AAC
 • No copy protection + no loop
 • Delete all region and security codes.


The entry fee for submitting a film to the festival is: 15€ per film.
Entry fees are non-refundable.


The international jury is composed of professionals and experts in the areas of Audiovisual and Cinema, Tourism and Marketing and Communication.

The most distinguished films will be recognized with the follow awards and certificates:
 • Best of the Competition
 • Best DOC
 • Best Promotional Film
 • Best Creativity
 • Best European Film

The jury may award special prizes. Winners who can not attend the festival in Vila Nova de Gaia and wish to receive their trophy after the festival can do so, they must inform the organization and make a payment of 50 € for the processing costs and pay the respective shipping costs.


By entering a festival entry the entrant declares, that he is entitled to dispose of all rights to the use of the entry and vouches for these rights vis-a-vis the festival. The entrant warrants that the rights of use held by all authors, owners of ancilliary copyrights and other parties involved in the production of the festival entry, except for the rights safeguarded by the performing rights societies, have been acquired in a due and proper manner and the exploitation of the festival entry is not barred by personality rights or other third party rights in any manner whatsoever.
When entering a festival entry the entrant transfers rights to the use of the festival entry, specifically the right to present and demonstrate the entry in public either in whole or in part or to distribute the entry in whole or in part on a "Festival Reel" or similar, to the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. All aforementioned transfers of use shall be of worldwide validity.


Festival entries will be prejudged and Award-winners will be notified beforehand. The presence of the winning entrant at the Award-Ceremony in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal is strongly desired. The decisions of the jury are not contestable. Decisions of the jury and the festival Organization are final and not subject to any legal appeal.


The festival reserves the right to reclassify festival entries into other categories where this is deemed appropriate. The festival does not accept any responsibility for festival entries which are classified in the wrong category or arrive at the festival office subsequent to the deadline specified. The festival's liability is confined to intent or grossly negligent conduct, which applies specifically in the event of loss or damage of an entry. The festival organization does not accept any responsibility for the cancellation of the festival due to force majeure.


The festival reserves the right to compile entries on a "Festival Reel" or similar, also in processed form, and to distribute same on a medium deemed appropriate by the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. The entrants transfer all rights appropriate in this context upon entrance of the festival entry to the festival. The festival reserves the right to use all recordings taken at the festival for any promotional purpose in any medium deemed appropriate by the festival. The festival reserves the right to exclude entries from the competition.
By entering a festival entry the entrant accepts all Rules and Regulations and also agrees to hold the festival harmless against all costs or claims of third parties arising from any such use by the festival or from false information by the entrant. Exclusive place of jurisdiction is Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. The festival will not sell or rent personal data provided by you.



(Up to 5 Min.)

Promotional Film
(Up to 2 min.)

sustainable and responsable tourism

Traveling and making the world a better place. The natural environments that we cross are fragile; The precious cultures and traditions, and often the communities we go through are dependent on tourism. Films that document or promote sustainable tourism by land, sea and on rivers, in town or country.

art, music and culture

The cultural pulse of our population is rhythmic and varied. Intended for films that document or promote the cultural, musical or artistic heritage of a particular City, Region or Country.



Join this amazing Competition, and get and award with worldwide reference. Submissions are open until August 11th 2017. You may submit multiple entries but must fill out a separate entry and provide an entry fee for each. Please use one of the following platforms to submit your film.