After having moved, two years ago, from Photokina Cologne to the International Tourism Exchange in Berlin, the Institute for Tourism and Development today announced the award winners of the TOURA D'OR in Berlin. Within the framework of the film contest, which has been organised since 1990 for the promotion of a sustainable tourism, two features are awarded the TOURA D'OR prize. In addition, a film will be presented with the special "Pedagogy" prize of the Conference of Regional Film Services; another film gets a "commendation". Forty-one entries were submitted to the TOURA D'OR film contest, which is held every two years.
According to the established criteria, the features should encourage travellers to look behind the scenes of tourism, promote better understanding for everyday realities in the host countries and for the encounter with the people living there on the basis of mutual respect. Contributions are also solicited that deal with negative aspects and impacts of tourism in a critical and constructive manner, or which show examples of how a socially responsible, environmentally friendly and therefore sustainable tourism can be brought about.
"The jury, in the field of 'information and documentation films', was able to look at a great number of excellent entries - by far exceeding the average", said the managing director of the Institute, Dr. Dietlind von Laßberg, "therefore two TOURA D'OR trophies are awarded as an exception". No awards were given in the category "promotion films and advertising spots" and for "magazines and service contributions". The organisers and supporting organisations would explicitly like to encourage film makers to take up the challenge of the contest for sustainable tourism and to increasingly take into account new perspectives and approaches in these categories as well.
In the category "information and documentation film" the TOURA D'OR prize was awarded for the television feature:
Also in the category "information and documentation films" a TOURA D'OR award goes to the feature:
The TOURA D'OR special prize "Pedagogy" of the Conference of Regional Film Services goes to the contribution:
A Commendation within the framework of the TOURA D'OR 2002 in the category "other productions" goes to the film:
"The most remarkable aspect concerning the films awarded a price at the TOURA D'OR is that they are unwavering. They are mirrowing situations that are not always common place", says the journalist and author Ulla Ackermann in her Laudatio.
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text: Klaus Betz