A stunning showcase of Coimbra Region’s territory and gastronomy, the promotional film Coimbra Region, European Gastronomy Region 2021 – A Million Food Stories received the Blue Danube award for Best Gastronomic Tourism Film at the Silver Lake Tourfilm Festival 2019 (SILAFEST), the International Festival of Tourist and Ecology Film held in Veliko Gradiste (Serbia), on 1-7 September 2019.
This international distinction contributed to enhance worldwide visibility of the European Region of Gastronomy programme, which is increasingly gaining recognition and support both within Coimbra Region and abroad.
Produced by the Intermunicipal Community of Coimbra region (CIM Região de COIMBRA), the film highlights the region’s gastronomic traditions, landscapes and contemporary food offer, inviting the audience to discover the countless stories related to the culinary and cultural heritage of Coimbra Region.
About the European Region of Gastronomy
Candidate and awarded Regions of Gastronomy from Europe, guided by IGCAT, are working together to raise awareness about the importance of their cultural and food uniqueness; stimulate creativity and gastronomic innovation; educate for better nutrition; improve sustainable tourism standards; highlight distinctive food cultures; and strengthen community well-being.
IGCAT aims to empower local communities by raising awareness of the importance to safeguard and promote distinct food, culture, arts and sustainable tourism assets. This is essential to balance against globalised food trends that are impacting on our planet, health and local economies.
IGCAT is a non-profit institute established in 2012, working with regional stakeholder consortiums in the fields of gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism. It counts on the expertise of a worldwide network of experts and works in partnership with specialised intergovernmental organisations.
IGCAT provides the Region of Gastronomy Award and is the official secretariat for the European Region of Gastronomy Platform. Furthermore, the Institute has developed the European Young Chef Award the Local Food Gift Challenge, the Top Visitor Experience and the Food Film Menu.