The Global Tourism Film Festival (GTFF) in association with Netherlands Board of Tourism, present a diverse slate of films, workshops, and seminars integrated in the October 21-24 Festival held virtually this year.

Having received entries from almost every continent, GTFF 2021 film selections include feature films that showcase fascinating world regions and cultures ranging from Netherlands, Japan, Turkey, France, Nepal, Zambia, and Russia, among many other destinations. Film categories include Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films and Tourism Commercials. Event attendees will have access to Q & A panels with directors and cast of films screened.

Workshops on filmmaking and performance are delivered by established expert Film Industry professionals and trainers with credits that include network television and film. Seminars are available to provide insight into key filmmaking facets; as Screenwriting, Film Financing, Public Relations and Film Distribution.

Festival participants receive access to workshops from the National Tourism Authorities of world regions including Africa, Central America and Central Asia, that allows access to discover the unique cultural, natural and historic treasures of the destinations, and their connection to international cinema.

The Netherlands Government Board of Tourism and Conventions hosts a seminar for visitors to the country in ’Beyond the Tulips’ that educates audiences on what else there is to experience visiting the country outside of its iconic Tulips, and discusses the future tourism strategy of the Netherlands. A special seminar on sustainable tourism with a focus on indigenous relations on tourism is included as part of this years’ program.

The 2021 segment ‘Cinema Netherlands’ showcases Dutch Filmmaker produced films selected for the Festival, that includes ‘My Extraordinary Summer with Tess’ by Director Steven Wouterlood, ‘Bulado’ by Director Eché Janga and ‘Drommeland’ by Director Joost van der Wiel and Producer Wout Conijn.

GTFF 2021 will also host the world premiere of ‘Growth’ a documentary by Iranian Film Director Vahid Alvandifar, that traces the history of coffee from its roots in Ethiopia, to the bustling cafes and restaurants in today’s world that are synonymous with worldwide tourism. The Festival closes with ‘A Spirited Journey’, a heart lifting travel feature by award winning U.K. filmmaker and director Zara Janjua that follows a group of global philanthropists and business leaders in Nepal, capturing the precious and transformative experiences of the travelers and staff members.

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GTFF is a Film Festival presenting films which have the power to raise awareness about the vital role destinations play in the success of cinema and television. GTFF, a world-first nomadic Tourism Film Festival, is produced to be held in support of tourism destinations and local economies dependent on tourism. A portion of Festival profits are donated to sustainable tourism initiatives.

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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.