"GOLDEN INTERSTAS 2018", "Charter F.E.S.T. 2018"


WELCOME SPEECH: Vojko Pleština, General Manager of Manifestation
ITCO/World Federation of tourfilm festival president
Mr. Pleština, announces upcoming three international events: 24th INTERSTAS, 20th ITF'CRO, 15th KEA - CRO ‘2017

Respectable Ladies and Gentlemen!

Announcing the upcoming event, three international events; 25th INTERSTAS/International Festival of Tourism, Film and Landscape, 21th ITF’CRO/International Tourism Film Festival, 16th KEA-CRO/ Landscape Ecological Competition, which will be held this year ( for the seventh time in a row ) in the City of Solin, in hotel President Solin, from 7th – 10th, we are honored that this unique event of its kind in Croatia in the field of tourism, tourism film, landscape, will be held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

It is my great pleasure to welcome you in the name of Mayor of Solin g. Dalibor NINČEVIĆ, President of the Council of our event, President of FEST/European Federation of Tourism Journalists, Mr. Antonio CONTE, our honorary president, and in my name. Also on behalf of the Tourist Board and the City of Solin, the sponsors of the event, and hotel PRESIDENT Solin, the main host of the event, we want a warm welcome and a pleasant stay.

Thank you, and on this occasion, all participants of the past three international events, held in the Hotel PRESIDENT, in the town of Solin, from 7th to 10th November of 2018. Congratulations to all laureates - winners of prestigious international tourist and film festival awards.

We are facing this year's three specialized international, tourist, cultural and educational ecological events:

- 25th INTERSTAS ‘2017./ International Festival of Tourism, Tourfilm Festival and Landscape - International Club of Merited in Tourism

- 21th ITF'CRO ‘2017./ International tourfilm festival

- 16th KEA-CRO ‘2017./ Presentation of Croatian towns/places for ”International Golden Flower”

During the past few years, manifestations have built respectful position as an important cultural, tourist, filmfestival, and corporate tourist event in travel industry of new markets, especially this part of Europe. They are held in the very convenient autumn period. In 2018 from 7th to 10th of November.

These, already traditional, internationally orientated manifestations INTERSTAS, ITF'CRO - INTERNATIONAL TOURFILM FESTIVAL, and KEA-CRO, members and partners of world associations: FEST, ITCO, FIJET, CiB have gained reputation of very dynamic and important cultural and corporate tourist manifestation in this region. In the scope of tourism, tourfilm, travel, tourist journalism, environment preservation, ecology and sustainable development more and more are becoming respectable element of International filmfestival and tourist-passenger circulation. With its reputation and organization, they actively contribute to the faster growth of the world of traveling markets, with very rich and creative additional activities.

On 25th INTERSTAS 2018/International tourist, tour film, landscape festival - International Club of merited for tourism, beside accredited local and foreign visitors within exhibitors location and Workshop, are also presented exhibitors nominated for prestigues international tourist prizes: GOLDEN INTERSTAS and FEST CHART/European Federation of tourist journalists, and nominated Croatian towns and places, candidates for the prize KEA-CRO - International Golden Flower. In two business days (Thursday and Friday), with meetings and establishing new partnerships, special attention is given to the presentation of the services for and in tourism, ecological projects, sustainable development, as well as special film festival tourist-cultural projects.

On 21th ITF’CRO 2018/International tour film Festival, is expected to have around 50 countries participating with over 250 applied tourist, traveldocumentaries, ecological movies. They compete for one of the Festival awards, special award "best flower movie of Europe" and Grand Prix of 21th ITF'CRO 2018. To a best Croatian “National tourist movie”, will be awarded highly respectable national prize of the Festival named “Baldo Čupić”, established in 2002. in memory of the deceased Baldo Čupić, one of the most awarded author at our Festival and world wide tour film Festivals.

Within 16th KEA – CRO, will be presentation of Croatian towns and places/villages in competition for international award INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN FLOWER, and special award ”dr. Lucija Čikeš“. To a chosen town and place/village will be awarded a Certifi cate - affi rmation of official nomination for INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN FLOWER 2018.

SPECIAL AWARDS, will be handed in by the leaders of the world tourist, journalism and filmfestival associations: F.E.S.T., F.I.J.E.T., ITCO, KEA-CRO. On the fi nal ceremony, on Friday, November 9th 2018, a Certifi cate will be awarded - official nomination to a Croatian town and place/village for international award International Golden Flower '2018. Highly prestigious international tourist recognitions will be handed in to meritorious individuals, companies and organizations, namely: GOLDEN INTERSTAS 2018, "For contribution in tourism development", and POVELJA FEST, “Merits for tourism development” and “Life in tourism”. In addition to an international Festival jury which decides about assignation of Festival awards and Grand Prix of 21th ITF'CRO 2018, committee of INTERSTAS, KEA-CRO and FEST, based on arrived candidacies and explanations for every individual and organization, which are presented within 25th jubilee 25th INTERSTAS 2018, according to the propositions about award assignation decides about awarding these prestigious international tourist prizes. Nominations are motivated by high quality of work, as well as recognition for their individual active concept and creative contribution in tourism development on different levels, which through their professional, expert, scientific and practical working activities promote tourist offer and thereby contributing tourism development.

This multimedia project in sector of tourism, culture, sustainable development and cinematography, is creating an opportunity for making contacts that normally are not possible to be done. Project with its program is attracting more and more domestic and international participants, and business visitors interested for business in Croatia, which is becoming more important tourism market of the regional surrounding, especially in the region of Central Europe and Mediterranean countries.

All three manifestations: 25th INTERSTAS, 21th ITF'CRO, and 16th KEA-CRO, are as well enhanced with eventful additional events, amongst which are already traditional 24th International tourist forum, art exhibitions, tourist photography and design exhibitions, and attractive trip for accredited guests and participants. Thereby, welcome to a forthcoming manifestation from 8 till 11 of November 2017.

Thereby, welcome to a forthcoming manifestation from 7th till 10th of November 2018.

The leaders of the Council of the event - President, Honorary President and CEO:

The President of the Council of the event:
G. Dalibor Ninčević
The mayor of Solin
Honorary president of the event:
Mr. Antonio CONTE
FEST President / European Federation of Tourism Journalists
Vice President of ITC / International Federation of Tourism Film Festival
Glavni direktor manifestacije:
President of ITCO / International Federation of Tourism Film Festival