International Tourism Film Festival – Africa 2019

International Tourism Film Festival Africa 2019

FREE Entries close – 15 August 2019

July 2019 – Sandton, South Africa – International Tourism Film Festival-Africa (ITFFA) is proud to announce its first ever film festival in South Africa which will take place in Cape Town and Northern Cape from the 20 – 24 November 2019. The screenings and Film Conference will be hosted in the Northern Cape at the Apollo Theatre in Victoria West.

International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA)

The International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) is organised by Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STTP) with the support of Brand South Africa and in Cooperation with the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT).

The ITFFA aims to contribute to the development of domestic and international tourism while encouraging the growth of the local film industry.

The ITFFA encourages short film productions that showcase Africa and Southern African as a tourist destination and exposes the continent to international film makers.

“We have created a platform for Africa to showcase itself as a filming destination as well as a Tourism Destination. We have the skills, the talent, facilities, great weather to encourage international film makers to film their commercials and films in Africa”, Caroline Ungersbock, Festival Director of ITFFA.

“Growing the film industry, automatically grows the tourism industry as Film production require, accommodation, catering, entertainment, tours, and transport”, Caroline Ungersbock, Festival Director of ITFFA.

Tourism Communications and Documentaries

The festival has 2 competitive sections – Tourism Communications and Documentaries. Tourism Films, Travel Videos, Documentaries, TV Reports and Web docks. We urge you to enter the competition. It is Free. Please go to the ITFFA website at https://itff.africa/ and register.

Do not miss out the great opportunity. It will only take you five minutes to increase the chances to win an award with worldwide recognition. Increase the visibility and exposure of your work. Promote your product and reach a worldwide network.

About International Tourism Film Festival – Africa (ITFFA) 2019

The STPP in collaboration with the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) will bring the unique film festival to Africa.

Film festivals are a growing international phenomenon that provides critical market access to outlying tourism destinations while at the same time providing tourism revenue for towns where the festivals are hosted.

Due to their level of exposure, film festivals are becoming an indispensable tool for exposing attractive (but previously unknown) destinations to a broad spectrum of tourists, including film producers.

Film festivals create critical links between tourists and the communities they visit, providing future tourism development opportunities within those communities.

During periods of filming, the film industry uses many tourism facilities including restaurants, transport and accommodation over extended periods. The film itself becomes a catalyst for tourism to the areas where the film was produced.

For More information please visit our website https://itff.africa or contact Caroline Ungersbock on caroline@stpp.co.za +27 82 880 6350or James Byrne on james@itff.africa +27 82 905 8210

Issued on behalf of the Sustainable Tourism Partnership Program and the ITFFA.