2nd Asia Destination Film Forum 2020
About this Event
The focus of the Asia Destination Film Forum is to celebrate sustainable tourism promotion and marketing via inspiring visual storytelling. Today, tourists are more experienced and are looking for new destinations and new experiences. Numerous films have inspired millions to visit destinations. Especially in recent years, there has been a growing phenomenon that tourists visit destinations featured in films and user-generated social media video clips.
Recent research suggests that movies can have a strong influence on tourist decision making and that films do not only provide short-term tourism revenue but can build long-term prosperity in a destination. Several countries and destinations quickly understood these advantages and have successfully increased the number of tourists through the magic of films.
(09:00 – 17:40)
The Asia Destination Film Forum features keynotes, destination film case studies, and sessions from filmmakers, bloggers, organizations, and destinations.
For a detailed program, please visit http://www.destinationfilmforum.com/
During the Forum, films submitted to the Thailand Film Festival and the Mekong Mini Movie Festival will be screened.
Awards and Film Festival BBQ Night
(18:00 – 21:30)
Asia Destination Film Awards
For the first time, the event will recognize the best films promoting destinations in several categories:
a. Tourism Board Category (Public Sector)
b. Travel Industry Category (Private Sector)
c. User-Generated Content Category (Video Bloggers)
d. Professional Film Makers Category (Documentaries & Feature Films)
e. Sustainable Travel Category (Special Recognition)
Films can be submitted to the awards through this link: https://filmfreeway.com/AsiaDestinationFilmAwards
2nd Mekong Mini Movie Festival Awards
The innovative Mekong Mini Movie campaign is another testament to how film can promote destinations. During the first year of the campaign, people have shared and tagged over 300 mini movies of 60 seconds or less with #Mekong Moments and #Minis on their own social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. These films, inspiring people all over the world with shared experiences to visit the member countries of the Mekong Region have so far already reached over 22.6 million people world-wide and generated over 1.2 million video views and counting. The annual Mekong Mini Movie Festival has assembled a high-profile advisory board from travel CEOs to award-winning film makers, which can be viewed at: www.MekongMinis.com/Advisors
Mongolia Film Festival BBQ Night
The evening ends with the Film Festival BBQ Night.
For more information http://www.destinationfilmforum.com/