(KPL) On 19 November 2018, nine Lao secondary school students and one government official departed from Wattay International Airport to Japan to participate in the 12th Asian International Children’s Film Festival to be held in Kitami City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan on 24 November 2018.
The Asian International Children’s Film Festival is a three-minute short film competition for children.
The preliminary contests will be held in 15 countries and regions in Asia, and 9 regions and juvenile training schools in Japan.
Students from 15 countries and regions are invited to Japan to take part in the Festival to nurture their creativity through exchanges with young film makers.
The theme of the film competition changes every year; this year it is “Self-responsibility”. The top three films in the Lao PDR, Doctors by the students from Phonsavan Secondary School (School for Gifted and Ethnic Students), Starting point by the students from Vientiane Secondary School, and Daddy by the students from Homsavan Secondary School were selected by the committee comprising the Department of Cinema, the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, and the Embassy of Japan in the Lao PDR.
These three teams were invited to Japan in the framework of JENESYS 2018, supported by the Japanese Government.
It is expected that they will have a wonderful experience in the cold and snowy winter scenery of north Japan.
JENESYS is a people-to-people exchange programme between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region with its history from 2007. The Japanese Government will invite about 120 young Lao people to Japan in this fiscal year.
Source: Lao News Agency