ITCO/World Federation of tourfilm festival president
Respectable Ladies and Gentlemen!
Announcing the upcoming event, three international events; 26th INTERSTAS/ International Festival of Tourism, Film and Landscape, 22nd ITF’CRO/International Tourism Film Festival, 17th KEA-CRO/ Landscape European competition, which will be held this year (for the ninth time in a row) in the City of Solin, in hotel President Solin, from 13th – 16th, 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 Mr. Dalibor NINČEVIĆ, President of the Council of our event,and Mr. Tijani Hadda, President of FIJET and honorary President of our event,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 fi lm festival awards.
We are facing this year's three specialized international, tourist, cultural and educational ecological events:
- 26th INTERSTAS ‘2019./ International Festival of Tourism, Tourfilm Festival and Landscape - International Club of Merited in Tourism
- 22nd ITF'CRO ‘2019./ International tourfilm festival
- 17th KEA-CRO ‘2019./ Presentation of Croatian towns/places for ”International Golden Flower - CiB”
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 2019 from 13th to 16th 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 26th INTERSTAS 2019/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 - CiB. 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 22th ITF’CRO 2019/International tour fi lm 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 22st ITF'CRO 2019. 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 17th KEA – CRO, will be presentation of Croatian towns and places/villages in competition for international award INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN FLOWER - CiB, and special award ”dr. Lucija Čikeš“. To a chosen town and place/village will be awarded a Certifi cate - affirmation of official nomination for INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN FLOWER – CiB 2019.
SPECIAL AWARDS, will be handed in by the leaders of the world tourist, journalism and filmfestival associations: F.E.S.T.-a, F.I.J.E.T.-a, ITCO-a, KEA-CRO. On the final ceremony, on Friday, November 13th 2019, a Certificate will be awarded - official nomination to a Croatian town and place/village for international award International Golden flower - CiB '2019. Highly prestigious international tourist recognitions will be handed in to meritorious individuals, companies and organizations, namely: GOLDEN INTERSTAS 2019, "For contribution in tourism development", and CHARTER FEST 2019, “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 22nd ITF'CRO 2019, committee of INTERSTAS, KEA - CRO and FEST, based on arrived candidates and explanations for every individual and organization, which are presented within 26th INTERSTAS 2019, 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: 26th INTERSTAS, 22nd ITF'CRO, and 17th KEA - CRO, are as well enhanced with eventful additional events, amongst which are already traditional 25th 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 13th till 16th of November 2019.