Mekong Mini Movie Festival

Terms & Conditions




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The Mekong Mini Movie Festival is a contest of capturing 60 seconds or less videos of the Mekong destinations (Thailand, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, China, and Myanmar). It is an initiative by Destination Mekong run on and supported by the six tourism ministries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, and the two provinces Yunnan and Guangxi in PR China) via its secretariat, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO).

Destination Mekong has been created in 2017 to promote the Greater Mekong Subregion, as a single tourism destination to stimulate responsible and sustainable development and investment, and drive inclusive growth. Endorsed by the six tourism ministries of the Greater Mekong Subregion, and cooperating with its secretariat, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, Destination Mekong executes targeted projects and initiatives via a pubic-private partnership investment structure, led by UNWTO Affiliate Member Chameleon Strategies, aligned with the mandate of the regional collaborative tourism framework of the six member governments of the Greater Mekong Subregion,



The contest starts from January 15, 2017 until May 15, 2018 (for country submissions) and until November 15, 2018 (for regional submissions, covering a minimum of three countries in a single video of 60 seconds or less).



You must be 18 years old and above for your video submission to be qualified.



Mekong Mini Movie Festival will use the term “content” to mean and refer to any and all content, videos, films, media, captures and all other materials, such as publicity stills or other supporting content you submit to us.

To submit your video to the contest, post it on your Instagram, Facebook (only public pages), Twitter or YouTube account using hashtags #MekongMoments, #Minis and #Country/Destination (it can be of several Countries/Destinations). You must use all three hashtags for your video to be qualified. You may also add #location and #business/attraction hashtags as applicable. There is no limit to the number of video submissions. Videos longer than 60 seconds are automatically disqualified.

We will include a 3 second branded intro and a 3 second outro for each selected video submission. The appropriate video length should be 54 seconds.

By posting a video with #MekongMoments hashtag on Instagram/Twitter/YouTube/Facebook public page (and any other social media platform), it is indicated that the consent, permission to use tagged video and further agreement with these Terms and Conditions is given to Destination Mekong for commercial purposes, as it relates to the contest. Destination Mekong, the operator of the Mekong Minis will always ask consent from the content owner to use the content commercial purposes, or purposes unrelated to the Mekong Minis. Destination Mekong will not own any of the content, as ownership will remain with the content publisher/creator. Destination Mekong will always credit the content owner by using his/her social media account handle, when using the content to promote the Mekong Region as a tourism destination.

It is also confirmed that Terms and Conditions are fully read and understood.

If your submission is not in English, you are required to provide a translated transcript into English.

Entering the Mekong Mini Movie Festival does not guarantee that you will win a prize or derive any other benefit. The prizes are awarded at the sole discretion of the panel judges. We are not responsible in any way for the decisions, actions, or conduct of judges. Our decisions (and those of the judges) in respect of all aspects of the Mekong Mini Movie Festival are final.

The submitted videos will be evaluated by the Tourism ministries, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, Destination Mekong, and members of the tourism industry, media, and film community, based on three selection criteria. The criteria are:
1. Unique perspective from film-making to creativity
2. Promoting experiences and destinations in the Mekong region and
3. How well the story is being told to inspire and capture the audience.

Any sensitive or inappropriate content will be disqualified at the discretion of the jury.

We will not be responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, unusable or unreadable content.

We accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by any person as a result of submitting a video to Mekong Mini Movie Festival and its curation and all related events.



There are four types of prizes for each country of the Mekong destinations.

  1. Viewers Choice (public voting online at from June 1-22)
  2. Editors Choice (in-person voting of expert jury)
  3. Industry Choice (on-site voting by MTF 2018 delegates)
  4. Category Choice (winner selection by category sponsor)


In addition, there is one prize for the regional category, covering at least three countries in the Mekong region.

Category prizes are sponsored by private and public sector partners for, for example, luxury travel, organic tourism, river cruise, culinary, adventure tourism, community-based tourism, and heritage tourism etc. Videos submitted in these categories need to include the appropriate hashtag (ie #luxury, #adventure, #culinary, etc.)

We will be announcing the country winners on June 26, 2018 during the Mekong Mini Movie Festival at the Mekong Tourism Forum in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand. The regional winners will be announced during ASEAN Tourism Forum in January 2019 in Viet Nam.

The Country Prizes and the Regional Prize will include flights and hotel accommodation for two people, as well as various activities, packaged in one memorable Mekong experience. The shortlisted and winning entries will be posted on as well as featured in international screenings.

No prize or any portion thereof is redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited.



You are solely responsible and liable for the content you submit (and the consequences thereof) made under your name, user name, e-mail address, password, and your registration or profile information. The content does not reflect the views of the Mekong Mini Movie Festival. Destination Mekong, the operator of the campaign, reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under this Agreement, at law or in equity, to remove and delete your content from

You agree you will not submit any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive. You also agree you will not submit any content for commercial or business purposes because it may adversely affect Mekong Mini Movie Festival’s ability to gain support from third parties which assist the website to continue.

Mekong Mini Movie Festival reserves the right to delete or reject any content that in its sole discretion deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, in violation of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. We reserve the right to edit your content for the purposes of promoting the website. Mekong Mini Movie Festival reserves the right to remove and take down your content without notice if any content is in violation of any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. If receives notice of any claim of infringement that satisfies specific legal requirements, may remove content associated with such claims and will notify you if your content is removed.

Mekong Moments does not host any content. The content only feeds into the campaign page. If user deletes content on their social media, it will also be deleted on Mekong Minis. If a video is removed by Mekong Moments from Mekong Minis, it will not disappear on the source channels.

In regards to intellectual property, you are fully responsible for the clearance of any music, sound, images or graphics contained in your entry. If any record company or music publisher contacts us about an entry’s music rights, we will refer that company to you so be sure to obtain all the appropriate clearances beforehand.



If you believe any content on violates the copyright of any other party or violates the terms of this Agreement or in any other way infringes upon the rights of others, you can notify us by email at [email protected] or use the reporting function of the website.



In connection with the content you submit to us by using the hashtags #MekongMoments and #Minis on your own social media for consideration in the contest, you are authorizing to host, cache and store your content and grant a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual and royalty free right and license to use and distribute your content online through, its partners’ channel networks or similar, and through mobile phone networks, for non-commercial purposes to promote the Greater Mekong Subregion as a tourism destination.

The rights described in this agreement and granted to commence immediately upon submission of content to and continue indefinitely. You may write to info<at> at any time and request termination of the nonexclusive license, whereupon we will remove your content from and all associated distribution within 90 days.

Mekong Mini Movie Festival has the right to include your film or video in its promotional activities. This may include, but is not limited to, the creation of showreels and advertisements promoting the Mekong Region and Mekong Mini Movie Festival, physical screenings, viral campaigns, presentations and product pitches.

Mekong Mini Movie Festival has the right to compress, transcode, and package your video for online and offline presentation.

Mekong Mini Movie Festival has the right to screen your film at partner events, including screenings and launches associated with the festival and otherwise.

By submitting a video, you grant us the right to screen your video at one or more Mekong Mini Movie Festival events, copy and/or reproduce, modify, adapt and any part thereof, up to one (1) minute of the film submission. With your given consent, we may also use your submission and any other promotional material/photo’s and/or information submitted by you to communicate it to the public in all media, including via our website and publicity materials, or to advertise and promote the contest, event(s), its products and services, or all, and to showcase your video.

Mekong Mini Movie Festival has the right to package and distribute your film or video as part of a promotional DVD (not for resale).

We will not reproduce the submitted videos as saleable materials. If there is a request to buy the video, we will forward it to you.

We will ask for written consent to use your video for any use outside the realms of the Mekong Mini Movie Festival campaign, and Mekong Moments campaign platform.



Mekong Mini Movie Festival does not claim any ownership rights to the content that you submit to The Mekong Mini Movie Festival campaign retains all rights, titles and interest in and to, including, but not limited to all associated intellectual property and proprietary rights existing anywhere in the world and you acquire no ownership, proprietary or other rights, title or interest in or to the, any software or other information or materials we provide or make available to you. If the Mekong Mini Movie Festival provides you or makes software available to assist you in any download, upload or other process, the software is provided “as is” without representations or warranties of any kind. You acquire no rights in or to such software other than the limited, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use that software solely in connection with We will not be liable for malfunctions, loss of data, damage to hardware, programs or devices resulting from use of any software or interaction with You must use your own programs and firewalls to scan all software, to prevent intrusion, viruses, other malicious code and damage. We are not responsible for any damage if you fail or are unable to do so.

You must own the rights to the content you submit and each element of the content you submit and the right to grant all of the authorisations, rights and licenses described in this Agreement. If you do not exclusively own all of these rights, you must have all necessary authorisations, permissions, approvals, consents, rights and licenses from the owner(s) to enter into this agreement, perform and comply with all of its obligations.



You indemnify and hold harmless the organisers of Mekong Mini Movie Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening materials entered.



Your use of is at your own risk. You are solely responsible for your content, the representations and obligations under this agreement and for any damages to your computer system or loss of data resulting from your use of the service.

Disclaims all liability for any use not specifically authorized or that is in violation of this agreement or the laws or regulations that may apply to you in any jurisdiction or country. Expressly disclaims all liability for any and all damages, whether direct, consequential, special, indirect, exemplary or punitive damages, howsoever arising or caused, whether foreseeable or not, regardless of the form of action or the basis or characterization of the claim and even if advised of the possibility of damages.

The contest is not linked to the Social Media Platforms and is not sponsored, supported or organized by such Social Media Platforms in any way. The recipient of the information provided by you is not the operator of the Social Media Platform, but Destination Mekong, the organizer of the Mekong Mini Movie Festival campaign. However, Destination Mekong cannot exclude that any information provided by you will be received by the respective Social Media Platform operators. The data privacy terms of the Social Media Platforms apply in this regard. Destination Mekong will use any information provided by the participant solely for the purpose of the contest.



This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and relating to your submission of content for use in at and the subject matter of this agreement supersedes any prior or inconsistent agreements. We may terminate this agreement with you, your registration and your right to use at any time without notice to you.

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