To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
The EATSA Art & Tourism Film Festival aims to honour and celebrate creativity, innovation, and change initiatives, that enhance the knowledge of the world and the sense of appreciation for the human essence and environmental beauty.
We strive for a tourism industry that goes beyond a rhetorical approach to sustainability, in a shift from transactional to transformational. Our view is driven by an unwavering belief that positive outcomes result from an endless shifting process of human mindsets, desires, knowledge, experiences, and consciousness. This aspirational dimension is framed on sustainability theories and practices that foster interconnectedness between humans and nature, that is not limited to avoiding damage but has a positive impact on our destinations and ultimately in our communities and our lives.
We believe radical, systemic change and transformation is needed, and this can only be achieved by fostering, developing, and harnessing ethical, high integrity and altruistic values like honesty, kindness, tolerance, and responsibility.
We aim to become a catalysing agent for positive transformation, by challenging limiting myopia, that looks at things with an awakened and renewed perspective, capable of energizing and mobilizing a healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable future, through ingenuity and creative spirit.
We hope that our aspirations can also be inspiring to others. We invite everyone who advocates for change to join our quest, in embracing the discomfort of approaching present wicked societal, economic, and social issues. Everyone can make a difference. It is our belief that anything is possible if we work collectively, imaginatively, and hopefully.
The armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky (on the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features, such as the ecliptic.
A sextant is a doubly reflecting navigation instrument that measures the angular distance between two visible objects. The primary use of a sextant is to measure the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon for celestial navigation.
The creation and perfecting of the mariner’s astrolabe is attributed to Portuguese navigators during the beginning of Portuguese discoveries. The instrument was used to help determine the ship’s latitude from the height of the Pole Star or of the sun.
THREE COMPETITIVE SECTIONS
Each of the three sections of the Festival (Promotional, Educational and Documentary) can include films with different formats and themes