The organizer and initiator of AVALA TEH FEST is the production company YU-BI-NET d.o.o.
The author of idea of the AVALA TEH FEST is Mr. Trivko Savic-Tica, a TV producer with decades of experience in producing television programs and providing consulting services to TV stations, primarily in Serbia. Mr. Savic is also a creator of the MEFEST – the International Festival of Ecological, Sport and Tourism Film, which, as a festival event, marked the end of the previous and the beginning of this century.

The goal of the AVALA TEH FEST is to promote documentaries that present the tourist potentials of an area with an emphasis on natural beauties, cultural and historical monuments, cultural and other tourism potentials, also those that cover the topics of ecology and environmental protection, as well as those presenting the production, preparation and enjoyment of food and drink and other related activities.

The AVALA TEH FEST is an opportunity for direct presentations of different cultures and customs on one of the TV channels in Serbia, as well as an opportunity for quality and real cultural exchange.

The AVALA TEH FEST takes place as a real-time TV program, in front of TV viewers in the morning – as a screening of festival film selection and in the evening – as a collage program made up of conversations with filmmakers, festival participants, and other interesting people who are in any way related to the areas covered by the AVALA TEH FEST.
The very idea of moving one festival from classic to television format makes it, if nothing else, different from other festival events!

The AVALA TEH FEST’s best overall film, which will receive the AVALA TEH FEST Grand Prix Award, will be decided by the votes of the TV festival audience, delivered via SMS. There are awards for the first three best films in the categories – TOURIST FILM, ENVIRONMENTAL FILM and HEDONIST FILM, and those are:

  • First award – The AVALA TEH FEST Gold Tower;
  • Second award – The AVALA TEH FEST Silver Tower;
  • Third award – The AVALA TEH FEST Bronze Tower.

The AVALA TEH FEST plaques will be awarded to all other films that will participate in the selection at the festival, in all categories.
The awards are decided by an international jury of five members, experts in the fields of documentary filmmaking, tourism journalism and gastronomy.

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Apply your film

In order to apply your film to participate in the Festival, you must complete and submit an application form available on the Festival website. Films and accompanying video material should be submitted via one of the known document transfer platforms (WeTransfer, FileMail, etc.), while the download link and any security password should be provided on the application form.