What People Are Saying...

ART&TUR Festival generated a lot of interest and support.

Here are some important contributions discussing the significance of the festival and its value as a space for directors. Enjoy!


The Mallorca Adventure

The international exchange improves future results, this is important for every filmmaker and ART&TUR is a perfect example of how to do it. This award makes the whole team pride and is the reward for a long and strenuous work. It is not the first award for "The Mallorca Adventure", but the festival and the people have made it a very special one. We´ll always remember these days in Gaia and hope to come back soon.
Andreas Ewels, Film writer and director of ZDE


For Grupo Lobo ART&TUR festival is very important to show our work on wolf conservation and the situation of wolf in our country. ART&TUR is a way to reach more public and show the value of the wolf as an important ecotourism element. The festival is a prestigious festival worldwide in the tourist film circuit.
Francisco Petrucci-Fonseca, Grupo Lobo  

Nature & Wildlife of Southern Africa

As tourism is a booming sector, the ART&TUR for me is very important, because this is a opportunity to show the beauty of a country in a professional way.
Rudi Zisterer, Videographer & Photographer, Media Z  

TAP Safety Video - 70th Anniversary

ART&TUR are an important contribution in promoting cultural and/or natural heritage of a country or a region. Additionally, ART&TUR are great as they also give strong support and encouragement for creative and artistic productions.
Tap Portugal  

Descobrir Ribeira de Pena

It is a presented recognition of the work that we enjoy and the customer likes. If the film manages to shape perceptions, creating new ones and reinforcing old ones.
Carlos Alberto Cardoso, CEO & Founder H2COM  

além da sala de espera

ART&TUR provides an opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work, because the generalist TV channels do not have time in their schedule for this genre of work. The success of ART&TUR relates mainly to people who work in it and they receive as anyone all participants joining this good cinema, success is released.
José Paulo Matos dos Santos, Independent Filmmaker  


ART&TUR is a great benchmarking tool, it helps us being more aware of the place our work occupies in the industry and how it can improve. Pedro Rodrigues  

Qingxiu Yuan through the ages

ART&TUR is the activities of public attention in the international community has its importance.
Du Jinlong, Independent Filmmaker 


ART&TUR is great exposer for us and nice to see the competition.
Archie Brooksbank, Independent Filmmaker  

Why Hong Kong

After a year of winning great international awards with our first ever animated tourism film, we were very happy to win at ART&TUR, the only tourism film festival we applied. It was also a personal honour to win on a Portuguese festival, being myself Portuguese, but owning a Hong Kong company. Not every festival gives you international recognition, and ART&TUR is one of the ones that do.
João Seabra, Independent Filmmaker 

Algarve Nature Week

There’s a lot of high quality documentaries and promotional films that you can find reunited in ART&TUR, so it’s very good to enjoy the different outcomes, to change ideas among filmmakers and producers, and really to have a different view of the fabulous world we happen to live in. Susana Miguel,
Algarve Regional Tourism Board  

Echoing Taroko

The multi-culture, different fields, different countries diversities make 2015 ART&TUR International tourism film Festival successful. The ART&TUR can be a form to propaganda the Taroko tribal Indigenous culture for Taiwan.
Chen-yi Yu, Taroko National Park  

Norte de Portugal - Uma Região Única

In a general way, ART&TUR will certainly contribute for the promotion of a country image. On the other hand, and taking advantage of the various award categories, the festival allows the promotion of a region in its various in its various forms and specificities. ART&TUR is also a great opportunity as a “benchmarking experience”, as it allows contact with other different promotional films. Vítor Devesa, Coordinator of Marketing and Communication of CCDR-N  


Participating in ART&TUR is an excellent and very welcome opportunity for a national tourism organisation to increase its visibility on various different channels, be that through traditional or social media. We are very proud to be among the winners at ART&TUR. European awards like ART&TUR help us to attract attention in the European public sphere – and to approach potential guests from the continent.
Sandra Babey, Switzerland Tourism  

Ecoparkazibo- Bem vindo à natureza

ART&TUR It is an excellent way to release a film. It’s an element of communication that must integrate any disclosure plan.
Artur Fernandes Cardoso, Independent Filmmaker 


The audiovisual industry is working very much in this area, so ART&TUR is a good platform to show our works. Luis García de Armas, Producer, Director, and post-productor, Kromacanarias  

Mergulhos que despertam os sentidos / Dives that awaken your senses

This was our first participation in a Tourism Film Festival and winning the two honorable mentions at ART&TUR only motivates us to promote even more our touristic assets. ART&TUR is a great opportunity to see what other companies and private and public institutions are doing to promote their main touristic assets.
Sónia Martins, Municipality of Proença-a-Nova  

Reabertura do Convento de Jesus

In our specific case, and this is surely a common ideia, this award in the Art & Tur Ceremony has a very special meaning, particularly because the films we presented at the competition were produced entirely using our own resources, most of the time falling short from those used in production companies.
Sérgio Mateus, Municipality of Setubal  

Tudo isto somos nós!

Winning an award at ART&TUR Festival allowed us to become Facebook stars, at least among our friends! Honestly, it has made room for some important maketing projects we have under way. Let's hope next year we can do even better!
Nelson Ferreira Gomes Azevedo e Luís Miguel Frasco, Turn It Visual

Castles and palaces of Europe 

ART&TUR is for my work an exciting competition in which I have to play against the real commercials. Participating in the ART&TUR Festival is one of the many festive events that ennobles us directors and simultaneously offers an international platform for creative people from all over the world.
Jeremy JP Fekete, author & director  

El Nacional

ART&TUR are a fantastic way not only to show your projects. They are an incredible platform to exchange experiences and test the evolution of the narrative: tendences, formats… I think in the #VisitGent campaign, awarded in this edition of ART & TUR.
Santi Valldepérez, Filmsnòmades SCP  

The Canary Way of Surf - Full day, full year

We find in ART&TUR a great way to promote and develop a key sector, which is also a significant part of our business.
Miguel Puime, Copywritter. Communication & Digital & Contents, DEC-BBDO  

Bienvenidos al Prado

ART&TUR gives the opportunity to see different approaches and an interesting overview of the trends used by the different actors to catch visitors attention. Festival ART&TUR is a serious appointment on the european tourism promotional activity.
Cristina Alovisetti, General Manager at Museo Nacional del Prado Difusion  

In Love This Summer

Through participating in ART&TUR, we know many kinds of tourism all over the world. ART&TUR helps us open our eyes and expanding our awareness in the world. Michael Mao, Hi-Scene World Enterprise Co.,LTD.  

Letra excellence

ART&TUR is a space where public can feel the vibe emanating from the community, a picture of the real side of material and inmaterial values of places, people and time.
Patrick Alves, Independent Filmmaker 


ART&TUR is really important in linking all factors that affect tourism and engaging the potential traveller as they now have an opportunity to see what they like before making a choice. The award is very important in all aspects: First it recognizes our hard working in producing the film, second, it promotes the destinations, the people and the cultures and it will also motivates us to work more harder.
Pedro Mendoza, Independent Filmmaker   

Sun Palace Albir - Humanos

ART&TUR is very important for me because I need internacional visibility for my film company and this festival gives me the opportunity to show my job around the world.
Alberto Calvo Báez, Independent Filmmaker   


Hence, it makes all the sense to organize ART&TUR, so that we are able to get acquainted with the best international examples in this field and produce promotional films that effectively attract and please potential tourists and visitors. Winning an award at the Festival ART&TUR, which enjoys great prestige in Portugal and abroad, is something that greatly pleases us, and it represents the recognition of the excellent work developed by a multidisciplinary team for the promotion of an event that has become an international reference: the Medieval Journey in the Land of Santa Maria.
António Gil Alves Ferreira, Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira

Corumbá Incrível.

ART&TUR is an incentive for professionalism in the development of new tourist communication products, where creativity and innovation are encouraged, generating more and more visibility to the issue and tourist destinations.
Hélènemarie Dias Fernandes, Fundação de Turismo do Pantanal de Corumbá, Brazil

Music Voyager Series: Heartbeats of The Bahamas

ART&TUR is a a perfect Bridge between many aspects: Tourism and people who work in the industry, Film as a ‘voice’ and an ‘experience’ and the worldwide viewers that consume broadcast (TV and online).
Farook Singh, Executive Producer Music Voyager  

The Spirit of Discovery - Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Our participation in ART&TUR is also important as it provides us with the perfect environment for stimulating our creativity by watching other films produced in and outside the country. Having a film nominated at ART&TUR Festival is a privilege in itself, with our work being appraised by a jury that specializes in the area of tourism films.
David Mendes, Director, Ideias com Pernas  

CBT Vietnam: The Black H'mong of Lao Chai Village

We've always wanted to show the films to audiences around the world and with tourism being a very critical element to the story, it only seemed natural to submit the films screen into a tourism-related film festival. We hope it gives audiences a new perspective to a region of Vietnam most often seen through tourists' eyes rather than from the villagers themselves, who call the area home.
Kyle Sandilands, filmmaker.  

Vídeo Promocional de Amares

In our opinion ART&TUR is very important because there are incredible films with a lot of hard work put into them and it’s a great way to showcase the variety of different works present in such competitions. Having recognition for our work is really important and it was an honor to be a part of this years Art&Tur competition.
Patrícia Pinto, Takemedia

Elixir da Vida

The most important issue will be always the share of knowledge. I have no doubt ART&TUR improves our projection as film producers in this field.
Pedro Homem, Independent Filmmaker  
365 days of magic in the Southwest of Portugal
The ART&TUR Festival, as well as all the initiatives that assess and reward what Portugal does best, in this case in the audiovisual and tourism areas, are commendable and of major importance to Omdesign. It is with great pride that Omdesign receives these two awards at the ART&TUR Festival: 1st place in the “Gastronomy and Wine” category with the film “Porto Ferreira 1815” and an honourable mention for the film of the Casas Brancas association, in the “Rural and Nature Tourism” category. Catarina Reis Correia, Omdesign

Terra Nostra Garden Hotel - Secret Garden

ART&TUR is a great way to follow the trends and know how the business is going. The multiculturalism and the possibility to have references of other destinations and other ways to see the business and the needs that drive our consumers to adopt some behaviors is vital to our growth.
António Brandão, Bensaude Hotels