Winners honored at the Asia Destination Film Awards in Bangkok
From close to 1K submissions, 10 winners were chosen by a panel of judges & the public to receive the Asia Destination Film Awards 2020 in the categories Tourism Boards, Travel Industry, Filmmakers, User-generated Content & Sustainable Travel
Closing the Asia Destination Film Forum on 30 Jan 2020, the Asia Destination Film Awards were presented to 10 winners from close to 1K submissions in the categories Tourism Boards, Travel Industry, Filmmakers, User-generated Content & Sustainable Travel. After shortlisting 200 semi-finalists & 34 finalists, a jury of filmmakers, tourism professionals & media determined the best submissions in each category. Also, over 7K votes from the public decided the public choice awards
Mr. Jens Thraenhart, Founder of the Asia Destination Film Forum & Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) said that “The impact of visual storytelling, be it through feature films or online content, can be observed in decision making of tourists. Destinations can inspire travelers to explore new experiences through film & human impact stories. Movies, such as “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, “The Beach” & “Lost in Thailand” are only some of the high impact examples. Other films, from destination videos to films by travel companies, bloggers, or regular travelers, also engage audiences & inspire them to travel, as well as drive sustainable tourism. We want to recognize this through our festival & awards & also put a focus on challenges filmmakers & destinations are facing & how they can achieve sustainability”.
The winners of the 2020 Asia Destination Film Awards are listed below.
The Asia Destination Film Awards are part of the Asia Destination Film Forum, which took part in Bangkok on 30 Jan 2020. They included live public voting as well as acrobatic performances & Mongolian wrestlers, supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Ministry of Environment & Tourism Mongolia, Asset World Corporation, ThaiBev, HMD Asia, Cambodian Living Arts & MIAT Mongolian Airlines. Some of the winning films of the Asia Destination Film Awards will be highlighted during the 4th Mini Mekong Tourism Forum at ITB Berlin in Germany on March 4th, 2020, at 11 am, as well as during the 2020 Mekong Tourism Forum in Bagan, Myanmar on April 28–29
The 2021 edition of the awards will be open for submissions by tourism boards, travel companies, filmmakers, students & travelers from 15 Feb 2020 to 15 Oct 2020.
The 3rd Asia Destination Film Forum is scheduled to take place on 25 Feb 2021 & bids for destination partner & host destination are being accepted