The 3rd Asia Destination Film Forum will recognize films that promote destinations through innovative and engaging storytelling.

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.

Asia Destination Film Award in the following categories:

a. Tourism Board Category (Public Sector)
b. Travel Company Category (Private Sector)
b1. Hotels
b2. Airlines
b3. Tours
b4. Cruises
b5. Others
c. User-Generated Content Category (Video Bloggers)
d. Professional Film Makers Category (Documentaries & Feature Films)
d1. Feature-length films
d2. Short films (less than 15 minutes long)
d3. Documentaries
e. Sustainable Travel Category (Special Recognition)

Rules & Terms

Secure Online Screeners (Vimeo or YouTube links) are the preferred submission method. If using a Vimeo or YouTube link, please include your link at the top of the cover letter section of your FilmFreeway submission.

Separate applications are required for each film — even if one entity is submitting more than one film.

Please let us know if your email address changes between the time of receipt of entry and notification of results. Otherwise, you will not be advised of or receive any award you may have won.

On 20 January 2020, all shortlisted entries will be notified by email and invited to the awards ceremony. We will not cover traveling or accommodation costs.

Liability: Although every possible care will be taken with your entry materials while in our possession, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. Do not send any original materials.

Submission Dates: Submissions are accepted until 17 January 2020.


All videos submitted must have a positive message about a destination and promote directly or indirectly tourism to the destination.

The destinations promoted must be in Asia.


The entrant has full rights to submit the entry and authorize its use.

Promotion Rights: Producers or distributors who enter the festival grant permission for their entries to be presented at any festival screening or event unless we are otherwise notified at the time of entry.

Publicity: Images, trailers, and reproducible still images may be used in festival programs and publicity materials, including for use by media.

Archives: We keep the winning entries for the festival's archives.

Entrant has read and agrees to abide by all festival rules.