The new promotional film of the Historical Villages of Portugal, produced by Lobby Filmes e Publicidade, was elected the Best Tourism Film in the World, in the largest film competition of its kind worldwide, was announced this Tuesday.
According to the Historical Villages of Portugal Tourism Development Association, the film “De Corpo e Alma”, nominated for the “Awards for Best Tourism Film in the World – CIFFT Circuit”, performed by Telmo Martins, won the “CIFFT Best World Tourism Film“ People’s Choice Award ”2021 ″, having been the most voted production, with 8,133 votes in 30 countries.
“With a striking narrative and characters that made history, such as the kings D. Dinis, D. João, and Pedro Álvares Cabral, who discovered Brazil and was born and born in Belmonte, one of the 12 Historical Villages of Portugal, the film ‘From Body and Soul’ takes the viewer on an intense journey through the Historic Villages of Portugal, exploring vision, hearing and the heart ”, refers the source in a statement sent to Lusa news agency.
Dalila Dias, executive coordinator of Aldeias Históricas de Portugal, mentioned in the note, considers that “the achievements in the life of Aldeias Históricas de Portugal are the perfect and imperfect past tense” and “the most evident proof that the achievements continue is the ‘Best World Tourism Film – People’s Choice ‘”.
It is a way to do justice to our ancestors for the legacy, to thank the communities that live in the Historical Villages and to raise awareness as younger generations to make this identity last”, he added, in reaction to the award.
The technical responsible that through the seventh art it is possible to “immortalize the stories and stories of 12 Historical Villages of Portugal – a destination that is 12”.
“We believe that the Best Tourism Film in the World – People’s Choice award will greatly contribute to the strengthening of the cultural and creative industries in the territory”, he added.
The director Telmo Martins, from Lobby Filmes e Publicidade, commented that “to win a competition of this very high level, with recognition worldwide and compared to the Oscars of Tourism Films“It leaves you” deeply happy and with a sense of accomplishment”.
“This award also attests to the quality of the film produced, among so many of great quality. Inevitably, we cannot forget that the objective of the production of this film is to promote the incredible product ‘Aldeias Históricas de Portugal’, its identity, history, beauty and atmosphere. There are really 12 unique villages in the world, that go further and Allow a huge promotion with this valuable prize ”, wraps up.
The film from the Historic Villages of Portugal “was the winner and faces strong competition: in this 4th edition of the CIFFT ‘Escolha do Povo’ award, 40 videos from 16 countries competed, reaching almost 46 thousand votes in 30 countries”, adds the Tourism Development Association that brings together the villages of Almeida, Belmonte, Castelo Mendo, Castelo Novo, Castelo Rodrigo, Idanha-a-Velha, Linhares da Beira, Marialva, Monsanto, Piódão, Sortelha and Trancoso.
The film “De Corpo e Alma” is an initiative supported by Centro 2020, Portugal 2020 and the European Fund for Regional Development, through the Program for the Economic Valorization of Endogenous Resources (PROVERE).