Western Norway Film Commission was given the Karlovy Vary Region Award at the TourFilm Festival in Karlovy Vary, for its 2016 spot featuring filming locations in the region. Films from Copenhagen, Prague, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey participated in the programme.
Film Commissioner Sigmund Elias Holm accepted the prize, thanked governor Martin Havel and the Karlovy Vary region, the festival organizers, and the production companies who contributed to the film, Nord Filmservice / Nord Helikopter and Fuglefjellet.
The 49th edition of the TourFilm Festival was held October 6 to 8 at Hotel Thermal and the famous Grand Hotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary. TourFilm has been held since 1967 and its mission is to present and give awards to documentary and promotional films and spots, which owing to their content and artistic level will contribute to the development of domestic and foreign travel. The festival is one of the 17 members of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (Comité International des Festivals du Film Touristique, CIFFT) that associates and helps to develop the most prestigious international festivals focused on audio-visual work in the tourism industry.