The Douro Film Harvest is an international cinematographic crossroads of people and places, held in the breathtaking landscapes of the Douro Wine Valley, that has been classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Organised by Turismo do Douro, with institutional support from Turismo de Portugal, the DFH’s main objective is to ally the Douro’s unique landscapes – the cradle of some of the world’s finest wines – to a unique “harvest” of award-winning films. Organised at the height of the harvest season, the DFH brings top film celebrities to the Douro reion, thus turning the international spotlight on this unique part of the world.
More than just a film festival, the Douro Film Harvest is a major cultural and wine tourism platform - that contributes towards divulgation and development of a region that has tremendous potential and is blessed with unique characteristics.
By hosting world-famous actors such as Sophia Loren and Andie MacDowell, directors Carlos Saura and Milos Forman, or composers and musicians such as Gustavo Santaolalla and Kyle Eastwood, the DFH brings cinema to the Douro and also transports the Douro region to the world of cinema.
By creating a unique niche within the international film panorama, the DFH simultaneously offers the opportunity to enjoy the region’s food and wine, in an idyllic natural setting. In light of the festival’s original concept it was awarded an honorary mention by Turismo de Portugal as the 2010 Event of the Year and was one of the 3 finalists for the Iberian Peninsular’s Best Cultural Event of 2011.