Since 2008 ART&TUR Festival is a CIFFT Member
On the initiative of the already existing Viennese ‘Festival of Festivals’, in 1989 the Filmservice International organisers decided to form the most prestigious tourism film festivals: CIFFT. CIFFT stands for Comité International des Festivals du Film Touristique.
We are a Festival Committee, with currently 16 Tourism Film Festival Members around the globe. Our purpose is to maintain and encourage the consciousness of audio-visual work in the international tourism industry. We help to co-ordinate the festival dates of all member festivals as well as of aspirant festivals. Each of our 16 Festivals holds its own international jury and independently prizes to the films entered into the competition. Counting the awards throughout the year, the overall winner is determined by a point system in the end of the year. At the ‘Festival of Festivals’ held in Vienna, the winner gains the Grand Prix CIFFT for the world-wide best tourism film of the year. The runners-up obtain a Nominee for the Grand Prix CIFFT as a sign of recognition.
In addition to strengthen our CIFFT brand we are endorsed by UNWTO (World Tourism Organization), ETC (European Travel Commission), CATA (Central America Tourism Organization) and CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization). www.cifft.com