Film Ljubljana - The Beloved receives three awards at the Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival


Ljubljana's promotional movie Ljubljana - The Beloved received the 3rd prize in the category of promotional films in the main competition program of the renowned Portuguese Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival. Within the thematic categories it also won 2nd place in the Traveling category and 3rd place in the Destinations category.


The film Ljubljana - The Beloved, published in September 2013, features the adventures of a charming young couple who decides to explore Ljubljana in a somewhat unusual way. It was commissioned by the Municipality of Ljubljana and produced by Sphinx PRO (written and directed by Gregor Kresal). The long version of the film is 5 minutes long, while the short one is 39 seconds long.

At the official festival award ceremony the awards were received by Petra Stušek, acting Managing Director of Ljubljana Tourism.

The festival was held between 6 and 11 May 2014 in the town Sesimbra, Portugal, and featured tourism films of different genres including advertising, promotional and documentary films.

In addition to the success of the Ljubljana promotional film, another Slovenian film, Bled Castle, won the 1st place in the thematic category Historical Places.

The jury of the festival, consisting of film and television directors, tourism professionals, film critics, journalists and producers, evaluated the participating according to the following criteria: visual quality, sound quality , informative value, concept, creativity and innovation. The festival featured 248 films from 47 countries and 5 continents.

Watch the film Ljubljana - The Beloved: