The Global Tourism Film Festival is less than a month away from rolling out the red carpet in North Bay.
Details on the Apr. 27-30 event have been announced including some of the film selections.
Along with films from the major travel continents of the world, the festival will feature the world premiere of ‘Closer to Heaven’, a documentary that tells the story of a man overcoming physical challenges to summit Mount Kilimanjaro to fundraise for a hospice.
An indigenous programming segment includes a screening of the multi-award winning feature, ‘Monkey Beach’ by Canadian filmmaker Loretta Todd.
Officials say a variety of feature films, documentaries, short films and tourism commercials are vying for Global Cine Awards, with question and answer sessions with directors of select films screened.
There are also seminars with tourism destination partners from around the world and workshops on film financing, public relations, and film distribution.
Officials say the festival’s mandate is to present a multi-activity slate of films and events which have the power to raise awareness and celebrate destination diversity, for inspired travel.
For more information visit http://www.tourism-festival.org/index.html.