‘Southeast Asian Student Documentary Awards’ invites entries

The 2012 ‘Southeast Asian Student Documentary Awards’ (SEADocs)  is inviting students between the ages of 18-28 from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to submit their creative screen writings for films, by August 3.

This year the competition theme is ‘H2O: Sink or Swim’ and it aims to encourage documentary filmmaking on social and environmental issues.

Water is the most abundant compound on Earth, and also the most important natural resource for mankind, which presents pressing ecological and social challenges of the 21st Century. However, it faces growing constraints on availability, quality, and freshwater resources.

In recent years, countries in Southeast Asia have been coping with the challenges of water amidst sharply changing relations between societies and the environment, whether through excessive flooding or fresh water scarcity. The factors causing these conflicts are sometimes natural, sometimes man-made.

The online application form for the competition can be filled out online at www.goethe.de/sciencefilmfestival.

Entries can be sent to Goethe-Institute in Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Ba Dinh District.

Winners will be announced on December 10, 2012.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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