The International Tour Film Fest Bulgaria "On the East Coast of Europe" is OPEN



A jury consisting of film professionals, academic lecturers and representatives of tourism sector selects the best films in each category which are then awarded. The chairman of the jury is elected on a rotating basis by the members of the jury.

Simeon Idakiev

Journalist, currently presenting the original radio shows “One man, one microphone” on “Hristo Botev” programme of the Bulgarian National Radio and “The World and Everything In It” on the National Cable Television “Eurocom”.

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Irina Naydenova

Chairman of the Board of the Association of Bulgarian Tour Operators and Travel Agents, ABTTA from 2006 to 2009, Deputy. Chairman of ABTTA from 2013 to 2015, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of ABTTA in the period 2009 - 2013. Board member of the Association of IATA agencies in Bulgaria in 2000-2006, a member of APJC Bulgaria, expert- consultant to the International air transport Association, IATA from 2007 to present, Director of the Board of Directors of the European Committee of associations of travel agents, ESTAA in 2007- 2009, a member of the National Council of Tourism from 2008.

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Antoni Ivanov Tsonev

Writer, director and producer, a chief expert in Cultural Department of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality.

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Prof. Dr. Lina Anastasova

A marketing expert teaching tourism marketing and marketing research

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Prof. Dr. Sc. Еmilia Stoeva

Cinematographer, Lecturer in Film and television cinematography at the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts, New Bulgarian University and Art College for Film and Video Arts. Lector at Cultur University in Instanbul 2015, in Porto 2015, Key speaker at the Meltape University Congress in 2016, Leader of a Student delegation at the "Manaki Brothers" Festival, speaker at conferences at the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts and the University of Sofia.

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PROF.DR. Marin Damianov

A novelist, a screenwriter and a full time lecturer at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts of Bulgaria.

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Vlado Srbinovski

Chairman of BALKANIA, The Balkan Association for Alternative Tourism.

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Ileana Pernes Danalache

Theater and film critic. Graduated in Filmology-Theatrology section, at the National University of Drama and Cinematography “I.L. Caragiale”. Broadcast media professional with an extensive and acknowledged experience of 39 years in the cinematographic and audiovisual field. Over 400 articles signed in various expert publications, collaborations on radio and TV, a 10 year experience as national coordinator of inter - governmental Program EUREKA AUDIOVISUAL”.

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Küçükerdoğan is a professor at the Faculty of Arts and Design of Istanbul Kültür University, where he teaches in communication and film. He is also the department head of the Department of Cinema and Television, Faculty of Arts and Design at Istanbul Kültür University.

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The main objectives

The main objectives of the Festival are:

  • To present to the public films and productions about tourist products and destinations;
  • To stimulate investments in tourism promotion of cultural and historical heritage;
  • To show the good practices and promote the latest trends in tourism filmmaking;
  • To rouse the interest of the tourist business and production companies towards tourism film products;
  • To encourage film industry professionals to turn their efforts and specialize in tourism filmmaking;
  • To create conditions for highly efficient promotional content.

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