A Sustainable Journey – Best Movie Promoting Sustainability at Terres Travel Festival – Films & Creativity, Spain
Terres Travel Festival – Films & Creativity
The 3rd edition of the Terres Travel Festival – Films & Creativity was celebrated from April 26th to May 5th in Tortosa, a city located between the Delte de l´Ebre Natural Park and Els Ports Natural Park, in Catalonia – Spain, and included inside the Terres de l´Ebre UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Festival specialises in tourism films about landscape and journeys and targets both professionals from the tourism sector and the general audience alike. Furthermore, it is a member of the CIFFT – Committee International des Festivals of Films Touristiques and aims to contribute decisively to a re-balancing the attention and benefits of tourism to better the urban-rural distribution.
In this edition, 108 films from 24 countries were presented in two categories: Tourism films aiming to promote brands and touristic destinations, and Documentary films that seek to portray the relation between tourism, people and nature.
Best Movie Promoting Sustainability
The film “A Sustainable Journey” was presented within the Documentary category and was awarded with one of the two highest recognitions of the festival: the “TERRES DE L´EBRE- Best Movie Promoting Sustainability” Award.
For the Awards Ceremony, EUROPARC representatives were invited to the Award Ceremony and Carol Ritchie, EUROPARC Federation Executive director, took the opportunity to explain the importance of choosing sustainable destinations when travelling. She also acknowledged the support provided by Interreg Central Europe, and the Park representatives where the movie was recorded for the production of this film and invited the audience to view CEETO Pilot Areas video teasers. For further information on the Awards visit Terres Travel Festival news.
About the Film
“A Sustainable Journey” depicts the story of a traveller seeking to escape every day´s pressures to a different kind of tourism that is good for nature and good for people. The traveller invites the viewers to make more sustainable holiday choices. It was produced by EUROPARC Federation in the framework of CEETO project and the support of Interreg Central Europe, filmed in place in the Alpi Marittime Natural Park and Marguareis Natural Park in Italy, and Mercantour National Park in France.
For its production, sustainable industries and local producers certified with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas were meticulously selected and recorded in order to lead with the example for future sustainable destinations. Apart from English, the movie is available in French, German, Italian and Spanish languages.
For further information about the movie, visit A Sustainable Journey – the Film webpage at CEETO website, or watch it online (English version below):