TAP Air Portugal launches on board film festival

TAP Air Portugal

TAP has announced the launch of its first onboard Film Festival, the Altitude Film Fest.

The initiative celebrates the world of cinema and aims to provide unique experiences for the airline’s passengers, while promoting Portugal, its culture and traditions.

This festival offers TAP passengers the chance to enjoy an exclusive selection of films during their flights, providing a new dimension of entertainment at 30,000 feet.

The Altitude Film Fest gives filmmakers from all corners of the world the chance to compete in two categories, documentary and fiction short films.

Filmmakers will have their films screened and voted on in one of Portugal’s largest cinemas – TAP’s in-flight entertainment system.

The films submitted must focus on Portuguese culture and/or part of the film must be shot in Portugal.

For each category, TAP will appoint a panel of judges, made up of a distinguished group of personalities linked to the world of cinema, who will be responsible for viewing and selecting the 10 finalist films.

All films will then be available on TAP’s in-flight entertainment system during October 2024.

Passengers can watch and vote on their preferred winners through a survey available on the screen.

The winners will be chosen in two separate stages: 40% of the final score will be awarded by the festival’s official jury and 60% of the final score will be determined by the vote of passengers.

The winners of the Altitude Film Fest will be revealed at an awards ceremony to be held on World Cinema Day, November 5, 2024, in Lisbon.

The films awarded the Grand Prize for Best Fiction Film and Best Documentary will be rewarded with a travel grant worth 3,000 euros each.

This award is intended not only to recognize the artistic and narrative excellence of the winning films, but also to offer filmmakers the opportunity to explore new horizons and be inspired by new experiences around the world.

Registration for the festival is free, with applications open until June 30, 2024.