Award from Zagreb Film Festival
An Istanbul Signature to 2014 ZAGREB TOURFILM FESTIVAL
The “Istanbul; The Best Place to Connect” movie that met with the audience within the 3rd Zagreb Tourfilm Festival between the dates 4 – 6 June got back home with an award and high appreciation. The 7 – minute movie is shown within the “Promotional Movies” category and is produced within the Istanbul Development Agency Project and with the cooperation of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau. In the same category movies from India and Bangladesh have also been awarded. Zagreb Tourism Office Director Martina Beinenfeld presented the award for the “Istanbul; The Best Place to Connect” movie to its director Levent Ayaşlı and ICVB team. During the festival Istanbul Chamber of Commerce President İbrahim Çağlar expressed his pleasure for the interest towards the Istanbul promotional movie and the award it received. “The world should learn this wonderful city that fulfills us with the joy of living in it. One can understand the smell, taste and the structure of Istanbul by living in it. For these reasons we invite all travel gurus to Istanbul. I underline the need for all the relevant institutions demonstrate the highest effort in order to introduce this wonderful city to the world” said İbrahim Çağlar, President of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce.
This year festival also hosted various forums. In one of those forums, International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) Director KR Alexander V. Kammel and TV producer / director / writer and photograph artist Rupert Parker shared their experiences and opened new discussions. Zagreb Tourfilm Festival is being held since 2012 and aims to encourage and award the audio – visual productions that are made in order to empower tourism. The festival targets to influence and inspire the professionals of the tourism sector and the youngsters; and also aims to inform the tourism area on the new trends.