On a sunny day, a boy is kayaking on the lake of Banyoles. He wears sunglasses and touches the water with one hand, smiling. A monitor accompanies him. Image by Atilio Vasquez.
The Costa Brava Inclusive Films Award is back. The Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board is organising the sixth edition of the awards for the best micro-films in video format on inclusive holidays in the Costa Brava or in the Girona Pyrenees.
The competition has two objectives. On the one hand, to compile quality audiovisual material on inclusive and senior tourism in the counties of Girona, and to promote the region’s inclusive tourism offer. On the other hand, to give visibility to private and public initiatives that work towards inclusion.
Characteristics of submitted works
Proposals may be submitted in two categories: best micro-story about an inclusive experience in the Costa Brava, and best micro-story about an inclusive experience in the Girona Pyrenees. Works must be unpublished, must be no more than 3 minutes long and must have been filmed during the 2020-2021 period. The genre is open: fiction, documentary, reportage, etc. are accepted. The common thread of the story must be: “Don’t stay at home! Be a protagonist on the Costa Brava and in the Girona Pyrenees“.
Although the prize is open to everyone, a person with a disability or a senior citizen (over 55 years of age), must be actively involved in the film, either as the main character or as a member of the production team.
Registration and verdict
The jury will assess the creativity and innovation of the videos, as well as their capacity for impact and communication. The verdict of the Costa Brava Inclusive Film will be announced in October at the “Murmurations” conference on inclusive and senior tourism. The winners will also be announced on social media and through this blog.
Submit your proposal and fill in the registration form before 30th September. Consult the rules of participation in the link below.
The works submitted in recent editions of the Costa Brava Inclusive Films Award have shown that the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees are two ideal destinations for enjoying an inclusive tourism experience. An example of this is Acosta’t, the winning video of the first edition.
Two images from the video Acosta’t. On the left, on the beach, the protagonist is in a wheelchair on an access ramp. On the right, he is sailing a small sailing boat.
G! Awards, open call for entries
Nominations for the G! Awards are now open. These awards, promoted by the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board, aim to pay tribute to the professional groups linked to the tourism industry in our region.
In addition to the honorary and communication awards, there is the Yvette Barbaza Award. It consists of a €6,000 grant for research projects on tourism and its social, economic, and territorial context in the Girona area. Since 2010, 10 projects and 2 runners-up prizes have been awarded. They have analysed diverse issues such as rice cuisine, the economic impact of cycle tourism and the study of the historical memory of the territory through Girona’s gastronomy. If you have ideas about accessibility in our destination or about inclusive tourism in the counties of Girona, we encourage you to participate. Consult the terms and conditions and submit your study project.