[HD video and podcast below] Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, used last week’s ASEAN Tourism Forum in Chiang Mai to unveil details of the inaugural Mekong Mini Movie Festival.
Mekong Minis is a short-film competition that aims to celebrate the rich travel diversity of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). It offers awards across several categories for the best movie submissions that capture the essence of GMS daily life and travel.
The Mekong Minis competition is open to both professional and amateur videographers alike.
Prizes include unique Mekong country experiences inclusive of inter-regional flights and accommodation plus the prestigious Irrawaddy Dolphin Trophy to increase awareness of the endangered species.
Winners of the country categories will be announced during the Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) on 27-28 June 2018 in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand.
Winners of the regional categories will be unveiled during the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 in Halong Bay, Vietnam next January.
“We love the power that a short video of less than 60 seconds can give new life to our most extraordinary Mekong memories. It’s the reason why we’re launching MekongMinis.com and hosting the Mekong Mini Movie Festival competition-to celebrate those inspiring, stunning, and just plain awesome Mekong moments shared by everyday travellers and citizens,” said Jens Thraenhart. “What’s unique about the contest is that in addition to promoting the region, companies can promote their business by encouraging their guests and staff to add their own company hashtag.”
Mekong Mini Movie Festival Open to Professional and Amateur Videographers