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Date(s) - 26/01/2018
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Khare-saed room, Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre



A decade ago, you needed 30 pounds of expensive equipment and a set of highly specialized skills to make a professional-grade travel video. Now all you need is a smartphone. And because smartphones go everywhere, it’s unlocked the world itself. We can all play at being filmmakers—and there’s so much you can show in 60 seconds or less.  It may be a time-lapse of the perfect Mekong River sunset in Luang Prabang, a walk though a local market in Battambang. Maybe it’s a shared meal with new friends, anywhere from Cambodia to Viet Nam. For our inaugural annual Mekong Mini Movie Festival, we want you to share those video-worthy Mekong moments with us, celebrating extraordinary experiences—made in minutes, shared in seconds—that last forever.

A great photo captures a moment in time, but a great video has the power to transport you back in time.  We love the way a video can give new life to our most extraordinary Mekong memories. It’s the reason why we started our Mekong Mini Movie Festival—to celebrate those inspiring, stunning, and just plain awesome Mekong moments you’ve captured. The Mekong Mini Movie Festival focuses on—as its name suggests—videos under 60 seconds. And we want to see yours!  Submitting a film is simple; just submit directly to your Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube account by tagging your video with #MekongMoments AND#Minis AND #Country/Destination. The contest lasts starts from January 15, 2018 until May 15,2018 (for individual country submissions), and until November 15, 2018 (for regional submissions – films that cover at least three or more Mekong countries). The country winners will be announced during the Gala Dinner at the Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 in Nahkom Phanom, Thailand on June 27. The regional prizes will be announced during ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 in Viet Nam.  Winning videos will get posted on our site, and inspiring filmmakers will win journeys in the Mekong Region.

Official Press Conference Announcement of the 2018 Mekong Minis: ASEAN Tourism Forum at Khare-saed room, Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand on January 26th at 1:30pm to 2:15pm. 

The Country Prizes, as well as the Regional Prize will include flights and hotel accommodation for two people, as well as various activities, packaged in one memorable Mekong Experience. Aligned to the 2017 Year of Sustainability of the United Nations, all experiences are responsible in nature. The winners will get a dedicated page on MekongMoments.com to allow people to follow and get inspired by their journey  experiencing the Mekong Region.

For more information, please visit https://www.mekongtourism.org/mekongminimovie/