Sunday, 11 October 2009

Cambodia to Host Asia International Youth Movie Festival

Written by DAP NEWS -- Saturday, 10 October 2009
(Post by CAAI News Media)

Cambodia will host the preliminary contest for the Asia Internatio- nal Youth Movie Festival from 3 pm on October 12 at the multi-purpose hall of the Cambodia-Japan Cooper- ation Center (CJCC), a press release from the Japanese Embassy said on Friday.

Winners of the contest will be invited to Japan in December to participate, together with students from other Mekong region countries (Laos , Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam) and Japan, in the final round of the Asia International Youth Movie Festival which will be held in Ibusuki City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. “The festival will be held in commemoration of the Mekong-Japan Exchange Year 2009, and it has been made possible by the initiative of famous Japanese actor & singer Sugi Ryotaro,” the press release said. “Sugi himself will visit Cambodia and join the panel of judges at the preliminary contest.”

This preliminary contest has been co-organized by the Embassy of Japan, the Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports (MoEYS) and CJCC. Twenty 3-minute movies produced by Cambodian high school students, have been Submitted for the screening at the contest.

The Japanese company Canon also extended its generous support by donating five advanced video cameras for the contest.

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