ZAGREB, 12 March 2020 – A promotional film attracting the film industry to film in Croatia has won silver at the prestigious Golden City Gate awards in Berlin.
The film, titled ’Croatia Your Next Filming Destination’, took second place in the ‘Regional International’ category at the 20th festival of tourism films, the Golden City Gate in Berlin.
The film was a collaboration between the Croatian Tourist Board and production house Balduci film.
“This award is further confirmation that Croatia has become an increasingly important destination for film tourism in recent years. Popular locations where world-renowned series, films and television shows have been filmed are increasingly becoming a motive for tourist arrivals, and the destinations themselves are recognising many promotional effects when it comes to the film industry. I believe this video will make an additional contribution in our efforts to bring the most important productions from the world of film to Croatia and thus continue to actively promote our country as a desirable film destination,” said HTZ Director Kristjan Stanicic, congratulating the entire team involved in the making of the film.
The Golden City Gate Festival awards films in 18 different categories, with the international jury selecting the best from numerous entries from around the world.
“Every award makes me happy, especially when it is going on in a continuous way, which is a recognition of the profession that we are doing a quality job. First of all, I thank my team who did another great job, namely film director Herve Tirmarche, cinematographer and editor Jalil Armijo, cinematographer Bobby Grubic, and assistant cinematographers Niksa Vierda and Nikola Klacinski. In 30 days, we have traveled all over Croatia to create a new modern film that can present Croatia to the world with the beauty of its many film locations,” said Balduci film Director, Spomenka Saraga.
Also at the same festival, the Rijeka Tourist Board and Balduci film took second place in the category “City International” for the promotional film Rijeka – I miss you and Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 * in the category “Hotel INT “.