Meet in Dublin Wins Tour Film Grand Prix

Meet in Dublin Wins Tour Film Grand Prix

The video ‘Meet in Dublin’, nominated by Dublin Convention Bureau, has been awarded the Grand Prix at the 46th Film Festival of Tourist Movies currently being held in the spa city of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, from 3rd – 5th October 2013. It is the oldest festival of tourist videos of its kind in the world.

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

The main topic of this year’s festival is the Carnival in Rio and Amazon Region. As a major star, the festival is hosting Céline Cousteau, granddaughter of the world oceanographer Jacques Yves Cousteau who continues in research after her famous grandfather and father.

Compared to the beginnings of the festival, when there were less than 40 participating foreign countries, this year the number of competing states rose to 136. The juries traditionally seek the best films, DVDs and videos, all of which share the same topic: countries, regions or cities.

This year’s Grand Prix Prize awarded across all the categories goes to the Irish video named ‘Meet in Dublin’, nominated by Dublin Convention Bureau. The theme of the video is ‘What makes Dublin different? and presents the city’s energy, unique character, centuries of history and culture and, most importantly, that Dublin is a world-class business tourism destination for planners and delegates alike.

The video deserved Grand Prix thanks to its content, artistic contribution to the development of domestic and foreign tourism and help to widen international use of images.

Within the festival there are Czech tourist movies awarded Tour Region Film prize and all the festival is accompanied with seminars, lectures, presentations and debates.

The host of this traditional event is CzechTourism, the agency promoting the Czech Republic as an ideal tourist destination on domestic and foreign markets. Just like Tour Region Film, CzechTourism is celebrating its 20th anniversary since its establishment in 1993.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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