Algarve wins Best Portuguese Film for Nature Tourism
The beauty of the Algarvean nature was awarded a prize at the International Tourism Cinema Festival ART&TUR 2015, in October at Vila Nova de Gaia.
The promotional video of the Algarve Nature Week, an event that brought together thousands of tourists and natives around several open-air activities in the region, was elected best Portuguese film of the festival in the category «Rural and Nature Tourism». The film was commissioned by the Algarve Tourist Board and produced by Algarvian production company Margem Produções, written and directed by João Viegas, with the photographic direction and editing by Pedro Matos.
Each film entered to the ART&TUR festival, one of the most prestigious worldwide, goes through a careful selection process by different members of the jury and is evaluated in an independent fashion amongst 6 criteria, from theme to production. A record number of 256 touristic films, in over 15 thematic categories, including «Rural and Nature Tourism» participated in the 8th edition of the event.