The International Motivational Film Festival BRIDGE of ARTS 2016 became the winner of the III degree in the nomination "Innovative Event Project" in the All-Russian contest in the field of event tourism which took place the fourth time in Khanty-Mansiysk. The organizing committee of a festival also participated in events of the V All-Russian open fair of event tourism of "Russian open Event Expo".
For three days, 11-13 november, the exhibition center "Yugra — Expo" turned into mini — city where provided tourist projects of regions of Russia. To the final round of contest of event tourism succeeded 205 projects from 52 regions. The competitive program consisted of nine nominations. In parallel with contest there took place the master classes, seminars, business meetings and round tables devoted to development of internal tourism. The All-Russian fair of event tourism "Russian open Event Expo" takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
The International Motivational Film Festival BRIDGE of ARTS 2016 supports social and economic trends: development of internal event tourism, demonstration of cultural, economic and investment appeal of the region, development of infrastructure of the territory to the FIFA World Cup 2018. The priority of organizers - to fill with events of BRIDGE of ARTS all 2017 year. And in August residents of Rostov and city visitors are expected by screenings of motivational movies, a business and sports forum, a red carpet, a meeting with international and domestic representatives of the film industry.
The Rostov region provided four tourist events held in 2016. Among them two are awarded - it is the All-Russian festival of military and historical clubs devoted to the Azov state of siege of the Don Cossacks of 1641 and The International Motivational Film Festival BRIDGE of ARTS. The first received an award of the II degree in the nomination "Historical Reconstruction", the second — an award of the III degree as the best innovative event project.