Kerala tourism bags four awards at ‘FilmAT’ International Film Festival in Poland

Posted on:18 Jun 2016 14:12:20
Kerala tourism bags four awards at ‘FilmAT’ International Film Festival in Poland
18 June 2016 Current Affairs: Kerala Tourism won four awards at ‘FilmAT’ which is one of the biggest international film festivals dedicated to tourism, art and ecology in Poland. Three of the honours were given to a single campaign. ‘Responsible Tourism’ initiative started by Kerala Tourism won three awards under categories of the Best Promotional Social Campaign, Protection of Nature, and Eco-Food categories respectively.

The tourism board's ad film ‘The Great Backwaters of Kerala’ won the ‘Best Editing Award’. This film showcases the lifestyle of people living near and into the backwaters in a picturesque and charming way. The film was created and scripted by Stark Communications and Kerala Tourism's creative and brand management agency. The director of the film is by highly regarded Malayalam filmmaker Anwar Rasheed. The FilmAT festival is associated with the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT). 

International des Festivals du Film Touristique : International des Festivals du Film Touristique(CIFFT), was founded in 1989 by privately owned Vienna-based agency Filmservice International.

The main office of the general secretary is located in Vienna, Austria. Current director is Austrian businessman Alexander V. Kammel also acting as Festival Director of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards and lots of other festivals.  He took over the position from former Director, Rudolf Kammel. Since 2010 Lee W. Gluckman, Jr. (Director of the Mobius Awards and Chairman to the US International Film & Video Festival) has been the President of CIFFT. Former Presidents were from 1989 to 2003 Antonio Conte.

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