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 Tourism 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.

Worldwide entries are invited: Advertising Campaigns, 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 awards the prizes in the thematic categories (1st and 2nd place) of the section Promotional Films, Educational Films and Documentaries & TV Reports.

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)
- 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
  • Timothy Hay

    Thank you! We had a great experience with you guys!

    November 2023
  • Bettina Ottolinger

    A great festival team! Everyone is very nice, respectful and for a short time you become a part of the Art&Tur family. A big compliment and many thanks to everyone involved!

    November 2023
  • Very well organized and great hospitality! I felt at home straight away and it was amazing to meet so many people with the same passion. Thank you!

    November 2023
  • An Amazing Festival! Great Films. Fantastic hospitality and very well organized. An honor be part of this Festival!

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi Flavio!!! It was a pleasure being with you this edition of the Festival. We hope we can continue to have your participation in the further editions so we can enhance good films that represent good projects full of creativity and quality. All the best!!!

  • Martina Crnčević

    Very nice festival, we had an amazing time!

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi Martina!!! Thanks so much for participating at this edition of ART&TUR. We hope we can continue to have your films at our festival in further editions. It was a big joy to have your participation and for us it marked the beggining of a good professional relation. All the best from ART&TUR team.