Douro Film Harvest

Who are we

Douro Film Harvest is a unique festival that combines cinema, food and music in a distinctive way by celebrating the Douro Universe as an Iberian connecting identity, which is seen through its people, its river and its heritage. Douro River’s spring is situated in Spain at the Sória province, and its mouth is located in Oporto, Portugal.

DFH is an annual event with AETUR as a strategic partner (a Portuguese tourism entrepreneurs’ association) in the Douro Valley, the first demarcated wine-producing region of the World, which has also been classified as a World Heritage site. Additionally, Oporto was nominated the best European destination of 2014. The territories combine a wide range of contents and events for all the senses through the connection of its premier products: Wine, Food, Culture and Landscapes with the main goal of promoting the destination, both in a national and international perspective.

Organized and produced by Expanding World (an Iberian-American platform that specializes in the servicing of regional events, operating in the Iberian-American market), DFH has already been distinguished by the Turismo de Portugal with an Honourable Mention for Event of 2010 and has been a finalist for the Best Iberian Cultural Event category, also in 2010.

The festival’ first edition was in 2009 where we proudly received the director Milos Forman and the actress Andie MacDowell honoured for her versatility and talent. In 2010, DFH had the great honour to host the musician Gustavo Santaolalla and the President of the Republic, Mr. Aníbal Cavaco Silva. The President attended the opening movie premiere “O Último Voo do Flamingo” (The Flamingo’s Last Flight), a Mozambican filmmaking. A year later, the presence of the mythic Sophia Loren, guest of honour, will forever be in the history of DFH. The third edition was dedicated to Brazil and it brought to Portugal the director Cacá Diegues as a guest of honour, and also the director Stefan Ruzowitzky. In 2012, the festival proudly welcomed the unique actress Bo Derek and there was a greater focus on food and wine, which was seen through the opening of two new competition sections: «Wine Films» and «Food Films» and through the presence of renowned chefs. Last year’s edition was marked by a tribute to the cinematographer João Botelho.
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