The Amorgos Tourism Film Festival is an international, annual four-day event co-organized by the Amorgos Cultural Women Association and Municipality of Amorgos. It launched in 2010 during the 8th International Convention on Culture and Tourism “YPERIA” and is held continuously since then, on an annual basis. Every year it presents the elite of tourism and travel videos.
Since 2017, the Festival is a member of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals – CIFFT which was created in 1989 in Vienna, to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in the Travel Video Marketing Industry. It is endorsed by UNWTO – World Tourism Organization, European Travel Commission, Caribbean Tourism Organization and Centro America.
Up to 2019, the Festival was taking place during the International Convention on Culture and Tourism “Yperia”, where two events were held parallel.
This year the Amorgos Tourism Film Festival is merged with the Convention. The event will be held from 10th November to 15th November 2020 at Aegialis Hotel & Spa in Amorgos Island. Talks, Workshops and Master classes will take place on the thematises of Tourism Marketing and Filmmaking.
The audiovisual sector is worldwide the most effective means for promoting the tourism product and experience.
The mission of the Festival is to maintain and evolve the platform of communication among all the tourism industry factors with the best producers of tourism and travel films as well as be the booster of the recognition of the best tourism films globally.
Now more than ever, in the era of globalization and the plethora of images, Tourism Industry is at the plot point that has to consider the range of possibilities for the exploitation of all available cognition on the tourism development and the professionals are eager to approach a proficient know-how on the marketing of their product.
The vision of the Festival is to be established as an endless source of information and become the meeting point to offer inspiration on the tourism development as well as specialized information to the executives of Tourism Industry.