|International Festival of Tourist Films "On the east coast of Europe."|
For the tenth consecutive year Veliko Tarnovo hosts International Festival of Tourist Films "On the east coast of Europe."
|The beautiful historical old capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo|
Since 2005 the festival has developed as the only dedicated forum for tourism products in Bulgaria, which provides an excellent backdrop for film companies, developers and teams of film producers and art directors with leading representatives of the tourism industry and investors. Film Festival is part of the international exhibition "Cultural Tourism", which this year will take place from the 10th until 13th April.
For this year's festival 77 films were nominated and after pre-selection 63 productions from 23 countries were selected. "The festival will welcome nearly 50 Bulgarian and foreign dignitaries for its anniversary including official visits of heads of the biggest tourist film festivals in Cannes and Berlin, globally recognised film producers, representatives of embassies and foreign missions in Bulgaria, representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Energy, National Film Centre and associations of Bulgarian Tour Operators and Travel agencies", said festival director Mary Karagyozova. The best films in the world in the last two years for travelers and destinations will be shown in three consecutive days of festival screenings. These will be presented with several productions that will take viewers back to the recent past of Bulgaria.
The group "Movie Memories", to be shown in the club "Melon" consists of two documentaries on cultural and tourist themes from the 1970s and 80s. After the screenings there will be open forums with the filmmakers.
In the group "Cinema and the City" is a particular screening of the comedy "ancient coins" from 1965, showing the Black Sea at the time, and "The Island" by Kamen Kalev. The film is about an island "St. Anastasia ".
|10th to 13th of April|
The group "Special movie collection" will be shown in the club "Hedgehog" particularly for fans of documentaries on art and culture.
All screenings at this years festival are free. There will be a special prize for attendees to win - a 6-day trip for two to the island of Santorini in Greece and will be a lucky draw.