The video documentary «The Algarve in the Portuguese Discoveries», produced by New Light Pictures for the Algarve Tourism Region (RTA), received two top awards at leading national tourism film festivals last month: the «Best Documentary Award» and the «Special Jury Award».
The Film Festival, which took place in Caldas da Rainha, showcased the best tourism audiovisual productions made in Portugal and the world, bringing together 262 films from 47 countries.
«The Algarve’s historical connection to the Portuguese Discoveries is an asset that is still underused to promote the region as a cultural tourism destination. Therefore, it is with great satisfaction that we receive the news of this film’s double distinction”, says André Gomes, president of RTA.
The goal of this film is to enhance the cultural offer to attract unique visitors, sharing the Algarve’s role in the historical context.
«It’s been more than 500 years, and the memory of the great Portuguese Epic still echoes in the present. Any of us Portuguese, if we close our eyes by the shore, can hear the adventure, courage and bravery of these men, built differently. Of these men of will and intent, whose boldness and faith made them believe in the possibility of going further», says the video documentary’s narrator.
As recalled in the script of the film, it was precisely in the Algarve that many of the adventures began.
The film lasts around 13 minutes and is available in Portuguese, English, and Spanish on the VisitAlgarve YouTube channel.
Watch the awarded film here: