Santiago Tourism Best Tourism Destination Film at Tourfilm Brazil 2010
Tourfilm Brazil - the Brazil International Tourism Film Festival has just awarded Santiago Tourism the Best Tourism Destination Film for its promotional video Santiago Is Big. The festival will be held from May 6 to 8 in the city of Florianópolis, in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. On May 7, there will be a screening of the award-winning videos, including Santiago is Big in the Tourism Destinations category. Santiago Tourism will receive the Golden ’Arara’ in the closing gala on May 8.
Tourfilm Brazil is a festival devoted exclusively to the tourism sector, with participants from all over the world. It is the only Latin American tourism festival recognised by the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT).
Santiago Is Big was publicly released in January 2008 and has been used since then to critical acclaim by Santiago Tourism for promotional purposes. A 16-metre-high hydraulic crane and a mini-helicopter equipped with a wescam were used to provide a new perspective on locations such as the Alameda park, Plaza de Abastos, Cathedral squares, inside the basilica, Hostal dos Reis Católicos or Auditorio de Galicia.
The video can be viewed on the Santiago Tourism website and on its youtube channel: