Mar 25, 2020

GLP Films Announces the Best Sustainable Tourism Films of 2020

The winning films were chosen from over 100 submissions, based on the strengths of their sustainable tourism messaging, overall video quality, and the use of compelling storytelling.


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GLP Films (GLP), the award-winning content marketing agency dedicated to sustainable tourism, announced the official selections for the 2nd annual “Best Sustainable Tourism Films” competition. GLP invited the travel industry to submit their best short films that support the overall theme of sustainable tourism. More than one hundred films were submitted by travel trade organizations and filmmakers from around the globe. The five official selections represent all sectors of the travel industry, including travel brands, production companies, media, destinations, and tour operators. The winning films were chosen based on the strength of their sustainable tourism messaging, overall video quality, and the use of compelling storytelling.

The top sustainable tourism videos span five continents and cover diverse sustainability-related themes from community tourism and wildlife conservation to local food, women empowerment, and cultural heritage. The Official Selection includes sustainable tourism videos from Black Forest Collective, Wideoyster Magazine, World Nomads, G Adventures, and Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism.

“We are excited to celebrate inspiring messages of sustainable tourism through video storytelling. We thank all the travel brands and filmmakers that submitted their videos, and hope these positive stories of tourism and humanity add a little light to the challenging times the travel industry and the world are facing right now,” states Laura Knudson, Marketing Director of GLP Films.

Watch the Official Selection of videos for the “Best Sustainable Tourism Films 2020” below.

Cycling Towards a Brighter Future

Company: Black Forest Collective
Director: Simon Straetker; Producer: Holger Weber; Cinematographer: Janis Klinkenberg, Simon Straetker, Lars Richter; Edit Lars Richter


The Soul of Skåne

Company: Wideoyster Magazine
Filmmaker: Josiah Holwick

Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Company: World Nomads
Director: Yasmin Bright; Director of Photography: Julian Manrique

Sri Lanka Travel: Discover Artisan Crafts and Delicious Meals at the Sthree Cafe

Company: G Adventures
Filmmaker: G Adventures

Food Foraging in Newfoundland and Labrador

Company: Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism
Filmmaker: Heikki Kuld

Cover Photo: Shot in Kosovo and courtesy of GLP Films