Short Film Contest Winners Head towards Japan for Asian Film Festival | Lao Tribune

Short Film Contest Winners Head towards Japan for Asian Film Festival

On Nov 20, nine Lao secondary school students and one government official departed from Wattay International Airport to Japan to participate in the 11th Asian International Children’s Film Festival to be held in Kitami City, Hokkaido, Japan on Nov 25.

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 in 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 filmmakers.

The theme of the film competition changes every year and that for this year is “School Teacher.” The top three films in the Lao PDR, The Smart Teacher and A Giving Teacher made by the students from Homsavan Secondary School, and The Teacher’s Pencil by the students from Sathit 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 Vientiane.

These three teams were invited to Japan in the framework of JENESYS 2017, 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 which has been in existence since 2007.

The Japanese government will invite about 120 young Lao people to Japan during this fiscal year.

Source: Lao News Agency