Promotional films about Ljubljana and Bled in Potrugal

Published: 21.2.2011

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Promotional films about Ljubljana and Bled in Potrugal

The prestigious international Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival in Portugal was extremely successful for Slovenian film makers. The festival screened 248 films from 47 countries on 5 continents, and Slovenia went home with a good 4 awards. The promotional film Ljubljana: The Beloved won 3 awards, while the film Bled Castle took first place in the thematic category Historical Places.

Promotional films about Ljubljana and Bled in Potrugal

The prestigious international Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival in Portugal was extremely successful for Slovenian film makers. The festival screened 248 films from 47 countries on 5 continents, and Slovenia went home with a good 4 awards. The promotional film Ljubljana: The Beloved won 3 awards, while the film Bled Castle took first 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 Ljubljana: The Beloved received the 3rd prize in the category of promotional films in the main competition program, as well as 2nd place in the Travelling category and 3rd place in the Destinations category.

The Film Ljubljana: Beloved was first screened in September 2013. The adventures of a charming young couple who decide to explore Ljubljana in a somewhat unusual way takes the viewer through a lively city and many cultural and athletic events, which the capital offers every day. It is possible to take a hot air balloon above Ljubljana, check out the landmarks from the deck of one of the boats which winds its way along the Ljubljanica, to fix a lock of love to Butcher`s Bridge, dance in the middle of the city to the dulcet tones of a street musician, take in a performance of one of the summer`s theatre festivals, ride a bike past medieval cityscapes, climb the Ljubljana Castle, or relax for the day under the canopy of trees in one of the city`s parks. The film, made by Sfinga PRO and directed by Gregor Kresal, is 5 minutes long, while its short version, 39 seconds long, gives an overview of Ljubljana`s prettiest areas.

The film Bled Castle, designed by the Bled Culture Institute, was directed by Rožle Bregar and produced by the team at Vizualist, uses the voice of actor Pavle Ravnohrib to take the viewer through a millennium of history up to the lake`s present day and the lively events around it. The film`s visuals present Bled, which, with its natural beauty enjoys the reputation of one of the finest resort destinations in this part of Europe, known for its soothing and curative environment and thermal lake water. The beauty of the mountains is reflected in the lake`s depths, while the sun, peace, and fresh air awaken pleasant feelings in the visitor in every season.

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