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To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Buckminster Fuller

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 are 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 energising and mobilising 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.



Armillary Sphere

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.


Portuguese Astrolabe

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.



This sections will include films produced for a specific client (DMO, companies or other organizations) and their goal is to promote a given product, service or territory. Their general proposal is to get a persuasive impact on the audiences, seducing them.


The main proposal of educational films is to disseminate new ideas or share some knowledge among the audience, and usually, they are part of more general communication programmes. They can serve as educational tools for school or professional education or just to introduce an innovative process in society or in a specific industry.


These are usually films created by independent producers or by television channels with the primary objective of informing on a given topic. These films can be both apologetic and critical of a given phenomenon. In the field of tourism, documentaries play a very useful role. The fact that these are independent productions gives them the critical distance that allows exposing negative situations that need correction.

Each of the three sections of the Festival (Promotional, Educational and Documentary) can include films with different formats and themes

What we are up to!

Join us in our commitment to



The Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association (EATSA) commitment to sustainable tourism development.

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