Over 170 tourist films competing at the Zagreb Tourfilm Festival

first_imgSee how other countries are branding and what messages they send this year at the 6th ZTF in the competition of 175 films in a small film marathon at Kaptol Boutique Cinema, Nova Ves 17, on September 14 from 14 pm to 21 pm, and admission is free. The festival program is available on the web ( http://zagreb-tourfilm.com/ ) and FB pages of the festival .. International Tourist Film Festival, Zagreb Tourfilm Festival, a full member of CIFFT – International Association of Tourist Film Festivals, in its sixth edition from 13 to 15 September, which will be held at Kaptol Boutique Cinema, presents tourist films from 76 countries.This year, 520 films from 76 countries were submitted, of which 170 competed for one of the awards, and travel enthusiasts have at their disposal films in five categories: promotional films up to 3 and 7 minutes, promotional films up to 60 minutes. , TV report and ecological films up to 60 min. The best among them will be selected by a ten-member expert jury, made up of relevant domestic and European experts.Promotional films or videos promote a particular tourist destination, both national and regional and local, and convey the main messages or motives for choosing that destination for a holiday or visit during the year. The importance of branding and promotion in general, and especially in tourism, is crucial because the competition is not sleeping and we are all fighting for the same piece of cake. “We are especially pleased with the large number of countries from which the films were submitted, because they are a confirmation and recognition that the name of Croatia, the city of Zagreb and the Zagreb Tourfilm Festival are already known in the world of tourism and specific professional film expression about this important industry. ”Points out Spomenka Saraga, director of the Zagreb Tourfilm festival, and adds that the works from countries such as the Kingdom of Bahrain, UAE-Dubai, Turkey, Portugal, Denmark, Bangladesh and Australia are especially interesting, the organizers point out.The promotional film “Dubrovnik and Time” won the 13th award worldwide  Promotional film of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board “Dubrovnik and Time“, Shot in the production of Baludić Film Zagreb, is the most awarded Croatian tourist film. Last year, it won a total of thirteen awards at various festivals around the world, and was chosen among the 10 best tourist films in the world.last_img read more

Center for Peace Education Adds to Ebola Fight

first_imgThe Center for Peace Education (CPE), with support from its US-based church, has distributed several medical supplies and anti Ebola materials to two clinics and communities in Brewerville City, Montserrado County.The items distributed included chlorides, soap, rice, gloves and various types of medical supplies for the fight to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD.)The funding which was used to purchase items distributed was provided to the organization by the United States-based Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC).The items were presented to the leadership of the markets and other places in the Brewerville City. They included the Moulton Corner, RCH Marshall Public Clinic, Banjor Public Clinic and the Red Hill Field.At the presentation ceremony last Friday, the director for Research and Training, John T. Cooper, said their role is to teach peace as a way of resolving conflict in Liberia, but they could not achieve their objective at the moment due to the Ebola crisis.He said that as a non-governmental organization, PCE will not sit by and see people die from the EVD, and other curable diseases without assisting, “this is why we decided to make this intervention,” said Mr. Cooper.At one of the distribution sites, Mr. Cooper paid tribute to health workers who are in the frontline of the Ebola fight and want to see that their fellow men survive.He said that the Friday’s distribution was the continuation of the entity’s campaign launched on August 26, this year. During the heat of the Ebola crisis in Montserrado County, he said, peer mediators, teachers and officials of the organization were in the field educating people on the preventive measures, and at the same time, distributing hand washing buckets, soap and chlorides to those who benefited from the education. Beneficiaries of the entity’s donations thanked the organization for the items and prayed that God will give the leadership the ability and strength to continue providing for the needs of the communities.Earlier, the Founder and Executive Director of the Center, Mainlehwon E. Vonhn, expressed gratitude to the Alfred Street Baptist Church—his home church in the US for coming to their aid with financial and spiritual resources which the people of Liberia needed the most.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more