WIN a 2-week filmmaking assignment to Vietnam!

Winner announced! See which aspiring filmmaker is going to Vietnam. PLUS check out the winning and shortlisted films.

Aspiring filmmakers, this is your chance to go on assignment to capture the vibrant communities of Vietnam!

Watch the video below to learn more:

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This opportunity is now closed.

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All these prizes could be yours:

10-day all-expenses-paid trip in Vietnam

We'll fly you to Hanoi to capture the culture and the communities of northern-Vietnam with professional travel filmmaker Brian Rapsey.

3-day post-production workshop

Once you’ve filmed your story you’ll continue your mentorship with Brian with a 3-day workshop in Hanoi where you will edit and polish your travel film.

Røde Microphones gear

Our friends at Røde Microphones will provide the winner with a Video Mic Pro, RØDELink Wireless Filmmaker Kit, and VideoMic Me™ iPhone directional mic.

Lonely Planet's Best Ever Video Tips

This collection of tips from film-industry insiders will help you to shoot and share better travel videos. PLUS - Our talented shortlisted applicants receive a copy too!

You're insured

As always, we've got your back. You'll receive travel insurance for the duration of your trip from World Nomads.

Crumpler gear

Travel in style with awesome bags from our friends at Crumpler, designed for creative and adventurous travellers.

  • In partnership with:
  • Røde Microphones
  • Crumpler

How do I apply?

  1. Make a 3-minute film about an inspirational travel story.

    Our challenge to you is to go out and interview an amazing adventurer or inspiring traveler and bring to life their compelling travel story. This could be anything from a story of immigration to a close wildlife encounter to a triumph of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro.

  2. Upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo

  3. Complete your application form

    Tell us what winning the scholarship would mean to you and why we should choose you. Your answer will provide considerable weight in the judging process.

NOTE: Once you apply, you will not be able to go back and edit your application, so please make sure you are completely satisfied with your essay before you hit the submit button.

Important dates

28 Sep Applications close
29 Sep Judging begins
14 Oct Winner announced
27 Feb Filming in Vietnam
8 Mar 3-day post production workshop

What are the Judges looking for?

A good entry should:

  • Convey a strong narrative in English (or with English subtitles) within a 3 minute timeframe
  • Focus on an individual person with a specific travel story
  • Show us your interviewing skills and ability to coax a good story from your subject
  • Demonstrate strong filmmaking skills
  • Show originality
  • Be visually engaging

Films compiled solely of still shots will not be considered, you need to demonstrate your skill with the moving image.


We've listed the top three questions here.