Since its 1st edition in Barcelos in 2008, the ART&TUR Festival has effectively fulfilled its mission of making known to the world the best audiovisual productions in Portugal and in the world.

As a forum for sharing experiences, the ART&TUR Festival has achieved a high international recognition, thanks to the quality and quantity of films that it distinguishes annually, as well as its integration into a worldwide network of similar festivals: CIFFT (International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals) that annually elects the best tourism film worldwide, among all the films that travel the international circuit of 16 festivals.

From 2018, ART&TUR Film Festival rights were transferred from APTUR to Centro de Portugal Film Commission (CPFC). Associated to this change, and thanks to an agreement between the CPFC and the Regional Tourism Entity of Center of Portugal, the ART&TUR Festival will now be held in the Central Region, roaming through the various municipalities of the Center of Portugal.

There are 2 different competitions for you: TOURFILM & DOC

Worldwide entries are invited: Advertising, Promotional Films, Animation, Independent Travel Videos, Documentaries, Webdocs and TV Programmes

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

In the National Competition, the jury awards prizes (1st and 2nd place) to the 2 best films in each thematic category and also awards the prize for the best film in each Portuguese tourism region and the Grand Prix (Best Portuguese film).

In the International Competition the jury assigns the prizes in the thematic categories (1st and 2nd place) of the TOURFILM Section. In section DOC the jury will award the best of the series of films presented in the available themes.

In the world competition of the Festival the Jury will also award the following prizes:
- Grand Prix ART&TUR (Best Film of the Festival)
- Grand Prix Sections (best film in each section)
- Technical awards: Best Animated Film and Best Timelapse Technique (if applicable)
- Special awards: Best Asian Film, Best Iberian Film, Best European Film, Best American Film, Best Portuguese DOC, Best Commercial and Best Advertising Campaign.

The jury may award special prizes. Winners who can not attend the festival but wish to receive their trophy after the festival can do so, they must inform the organization and make the payment for the processing costs and the respective shipping costs.

The Rules and Regulations are issued in Portuguese and in English. In case of doubt the Portuguese version will be valid.

Please fill in the entry form very carefully. These details provided will be used for certificates and other festival listings. Once the entry form has been submitted, any changes are not possible.

The ART&TUR Festival's mission is to be a national reference in the field of tourism cinema, creating a favorable ecosystem for creativity and innovation in this sector, and honoring the best projects and give them greater national and international visibility.
As a consequence, the ART&TUR Festival is an important means of promoting tourism and territorial branding of the partner brands.

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Overall Rating
  • Thank you very much for organizing this event! We were very happy and exited to receive award in one of the nominations. Everything is so well organized! For us the panels were very interesting as they all related to branding and marketing of tourist destinations. Perfect mix of fun and useful information! Thank you and we are definitely trying to compete in 2020 again!

    December 2019
  • The Flying Man

    Amazing festival. Everything so well organized. Multicultural with a lot of opportunities to expand your network. Representing Portugal at the highest level!

    November 2019
  • Paweł Jaworski

    It was amazing :-) The place, the gala and the people were as it should be!

    November 2019
  • Andreas Ewels

    Great festival, great people. Many international guests from around the globe. Go for it!

    November 2019