Another Award to Istanbul Promotional Movie is from Baku
“Istanbul; The Best Place to Connect’’ Movie gets the golden award
“Istanbul; The Best Place to Connect” movie – produced within the Istanbul Development Agency Project and with the cooperation of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau – has received its 2nd international award. The movie has been granted with the golden award in the “Tourism Services” category in the 2nd Baku International Tourism Film Festival on 25 June 2014. The 7 – minute Istanbul promotional movie directed by Levent Ayaşlı from Dream Design Factory had also received an award in the 3rd Zagreb Tourfilm Festival between the dates 4 -6 June 2014. With the last award, “Istanbul; The Best Place to Connect” movie has introduced its 2nd award to ICVB in the same year.
2nd Baku International Tourism Film Festival in which the “Istanbul; The Best Place to Connect” movie has been awarded is opened by Azerbaijan Culture and Tourism Minister Ebulfez Garayev. “Our festival has doubled its capacity in its 2nd year comparing to 2013. This year the festival received double number of movie applications. This demand shows us that the eager to exhibit and publicize the country and the destination advertisements rises day by day” said Ebulfez Garayev in the opening speech.
405 movies from the 55 countries have applied to the festival and 68 movies from 31 countries have been accepted to run. The movies have competed in the following 6 categories: “Country, region, city”, “Culture, tradition”, “Promotional Movies”, “Tourism Services”, “Ecotourism and International Tourism”, “TV Production”.