The rich local gastronomy and the good mood fostered by Istrian local food are the backbone of the promotional film “Authentic Istra – Good mood / Good food”, and it was this film about the originality and quality of local food in central Istria and the unique experiences that are offered that won the hearts of the jury at numerous film festivals. This time the film was also awarded on home soil, winning the award for the best Croatian film in the tourist destination/region category at the Zagreb TourFilm Festival.
Local, as well as foreign, members of the jury had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the flagship of Istrian cuisine – prosciutto, cheese, wine, čripnja, truffles, homemade pasta and desserts. They met the hosts who cultivate the fields and saw how it is possible to experience Istria in a truly authentic way – by sleeping on straw, driving through the beautiful landscapes of central Istria, having lunch in a vineyard and tasting fresh food in the field or on a boat. In this way, the film makes all viewers want to come to central Istria and inspires them to explore at any time of the year.
The film is recognized all over the world because it also won awards at several international film festivals. At the International Tourism Film Festival Africa, which took place in Cape Town, the film won 2nd place.
The film won a silver medal at the New York Festivals TV & Film Award, sponsored by The Telly Awards. Great news also came from Germany where it won first place at the leading tourist film festival The Golden City Gate and then, once again in Germany, it won first place at The World Media Festivals. The film was also shown in Japan, at the World’s Tourism Film Festival, where it, unfortunately, did not win an award, but was among the nominees.
Watch the video here.
Photo credit: Central Istria