North Bay will be the site for the 2023 Global Tourism Film Festival.
The film festival is a project done in partnership with the Global Film Festival (GTFF), the City of North Bay, and Tourism North Bay.
GTFF 2023 film categories screened during April 27-30, 2023, include Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films and Tourism Commercials.
"Consistent with the previous GTFF held in partnership with Netherlands Tourism, GTFF 2023 will present films extolling a central connection with tourism. GTFF 2023 selections include films that showcase fascinating world regions and cultures," the GTFF release stated.
GTFF is a Film Festival presenting films that are described as having the power to raise awareness about the vital role destinations play in the success of cinema and television.
North Bay Mayor Peter Chirico is excited about the new festival.
"I am so pleased our community has been selected to host the 2023 Global Tourism Film Festival (GTFF)," said North Bay Mayor Peter Chirico in a release.
"On behalf of City Council and the community, we look forward to welcoming GTFF organizers and attendees to North Bay in April."
The 2023 Festival features a diverse slate of workshops and seminars.
Organizers say event attendees will have access to a suite of educational programming, delivered by expert Film Industry professionals with credits that include network television and film.
"On behalf of the Global Tourism Film Festival, I am delighted the GTFF is held in Canada in partnership with the City of North Bay which has secured an eminent future serving the film and tourism sectors in exciting ways," said Nisha Amin, GTFF Executive Director in a release.
GTFF 2023 will spotlight Canada's renowned film production incentives with insight into production credits, incentives, and film financing, with workshops conducted by the National Film Board of Canada(NFB), Canada's Telefilm and Ontario Creates.
Hosted in Canada, the 2023 festival theme integrates the country's majestic natural heritage, multiculturalism, and indigenous peoples.
Attendees receive access to workshops from International Tourism Authorities, which allows them to discover the unique cultural, natural, and historic treasures of global destinations. GTFF is the platform for public audiences to discover captivating film and explore travel planning.
"Audiences will experience tantalizing galas, cultural entertainment and be exposed to independent cinema which focuses on destinations and their unique attributes," the GTFF release stated.
For more detailed information on participation, attendance or accreditation visit www.tourism-festival.org.