CROATIA TOURISM FILM FESTIVAL brings together leading professionals from Tourism, communications departments, marketing, advertising and broadcasting companies from many parts of the world mix with creative people from audiovisual production and agencies providing an excellent networking forum for all attendees.

The festival program includes talks, workshops and business events for professionals throughout the world related with the industry trends. All awarded films can be watched during the days of the festival and you can meet with those who have created or commissioned them.

During the festival features an array of nightly special events, including red carpet premieres, gala celebrations, filmmaker receptions, compelling filmmaker Q&As, international spotlights, industry seminars and musical performances. The Festival host numerous opportunities to connect with enthusiastic new audiences, fellow filmmakers, film industry professionals and the media in a beautiful ocean-side retreat.

CROATIA TOURISM FILM FESTIVAL is to reward films and audiovisual productions that promote tourism in the following aspects:
tourist destination (city, region, or country); adventure tourism; extreme sports; sports tourism (skiing, hiking, biking…); nautical tourism; hotels and resorts; people, culture and tradition; religious tourism; rural tourism; events, fairs and congress.

Awards & Prizes
1st Category
Commercial video/film

1.Tourism Destinations (city, region, country)
2.Cultural Tourism
3.Sports Tourism
4.Adventure Tourism
5.Hotels and Resorts
6.Events, Fairs and Congress
7.Nature and Rural Tourism
8.Wine and Gastronomic Tourism
9.Tourism Services
10.Religious Tourism

2nd Category
TV reportage or documentary

1.Adventure, Expeditions and Travelling
2.Environment and Ecology
3.Nature and Wildlife
4.Ethnography and Society
5.Arts, Music and Culture
6.History and Heritage
7.Biodiversity Preservation
8.Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

3rd Category
Tourism communication

1.Video Travel Bloggers (vlogs)
2.Advertising Campaigns

Rules & Terms
Professionally recorded videos, films and TV reportage's (hereinafter referred to as “the work”) that meet the expected technical quality and professional standards. The applications will be accepted for the filmed works that cover one of the stated topics and that are in accordance with the required duration and other conditions. The works produced more than two years ago cannot take part at the Festival.

All authors from private and national media, as well as independent production, have the right to participate at the Festival whilst respecting the basic criteria of the Festival.

Preferred languages versions of videos, films and TV reportage's are Croatian and /or English.

All copyrights and music rights of the applied works must be duly regulated and in this respect the Festival shall not bear any cost of royalties or the costs of screening. The regulated copyrights and music rights will be confirmed by the applicant’s signature on the application form.

If the work enters the official competition, the applicant shall give his/her consent that the said work itself or some parts of it can be used for the promotion of the Festival, within the framework of its programme schedule as well as in public and private broadcast of the host country. The same applies for the usage on the Festival website. The Festival acquires this right within a completed application form and by the act of the work being sent to the Festival by an author or an authorised agency.

The work applied shall not express any kind of racial, religious or political discrimination, defamation and intolerance. Otherwise, the Festival Selection Committee is authorised to dismiss the application of the work from participating in the Festival.

Once the films enter the competition, the competitors will be notified of the fact at least a few weeks before the Festival.

By submitting your film to the Croatia Tourism Film Festival you confirm that you hold all rights/permissions in and to the submitted movie and for the submitted movie and all works, materials and other elements comprising and contained in the submitted movie. These include inter alias and without limitation, the worldwide rights in perpetuity in and to, and for, all music and music composed used or performed in the submitted movie, the cast and all performances by the members of the cast in the submitted movie, the use of any and all locations depicted or filmed or referred to in the submitted movie and all the broadcasting rights and any other rights relevant to or related to the screening, transmission or viewing of the submitted movie.

By submitting the film/films to the Festival you give express permission for, and hereby authorise, the submitted movie and its constituting material to be considered for selection and nomination, and agree that under no circumstance may the film/films be withdrawn once submitted.

You warrant that in any case of rights dispute, or legal dispute or legal proceedings pertaining to submitted movie, you will be solely liable for all legal costs incurred by any and all parties concerned. . By entering into this agreement and by submitting the film to the festival, you grant the festival, its sponsors, associates, affiliates, directors, employees, sub-contractors, consultants (as the case may be), the unfettered and irrevocable right and license to at any time use your film and/or clips from your film, and any constituent parts thereof, for any and all promotional, marketing and advertising purposes in connection with the Festival in perpetuity and throughout the world, including, but not limited to all mediums inclusive of Broadcast TV, Print Youtube and other online media. Without limiting the aforesaid right and license granted, these purposes may involve the fulfilment of any of the festival’s sponsors affairs pertaining to or relevant to the festival.

You hereby unconditionally warrant and represent that you are authorised and able to commit your film for screening at the festival and to grant the all rights and permissions referred to in this agreement and you accordingly indemnify and hold harmless the festival, its sponsors, associates, affiliates, directors, employees, sub-contractors, consultants (as the case may be) against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses, whether direct, consequential or incidental and of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising, including, but not limited to, any claims arising in or from copyright law or trademark infringement and/or for any losses or damage(s) in respect of or relating to the content submitted.

Overall Rating
  • Alen Tkalčec

    It's a great festival. Great communication with organizers. Definitely reapplying next year. :)

    November 2021
  • Dear CTFF team, thank you very much for the finalist status of our touristic-artistic short "Advent with the Kolumbinas Zagreb, Croatia & New York City, USA"!
    Kind regards

    November 2021
  • João Viegas

    Thank you very much for the opportunity to exhibit our projects in Croatia and thank you very much for the awards. Maybe next year we will have the chance to visit your wonderful country

    October 2020