HANOI, 23 May 2019 – Ten finalists of the  5th ASEAN Youth Video Contest participated in a video training workshop jointly organised by ASEAN Foundation, ASEAN-German Energy Programme, and ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT at the Viet Nam Journalist Training Centre in Hanoi on 20-23 May.

Held under the theme “Renewable Energy: Powering ASEAN’s Bright Future,” this year’s contest aimed to increase awareness on the use of renewable energy as part of ASEAN’s Community building efforts.

Hosted by the Viet Nam Journalist Association, the training supported the finalists in developing necessary knowledge and skills to become professional video makers. Story development, screenplay writing, filming technique, as well as pre-production and post-production arrangements were among the skills transferred to participants.

Following the classroom didactics, filming sessions were organised in historical and cultural sites across Hanoi, including in Hoa Lo Prison, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ngoc Son Temple, and the Old Quarter. Upon completion of the workshop, the finalists were expected to submit their final videos for further selection. Three videos will be announced as winners in July 2019.

The annual ASEAN Youth Video Contest was first launched in 2015 by the ASEAN Foundation and the ASEAN-US Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security as an initiative to promote ASEAN awareness through youth’s creativity.

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