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!

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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.

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How to apply

  • 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.

  • Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.

  • 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.

Applications close in...

Applications closed - September 28, 2016 at 11PM (EDT)

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Important dates


Applications close


Judging begins


Winner announced


Filming in Vietnam


3-day post production workshop

What the judges are 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.

Top 3 FAQ

  • Q: Am I considered a professional filmmaker

    A: Essentially this is a 'learning opportunity' for someone who is looking for an introduction into the travel filmmaking industry…

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  • Q: Can a pair or team submit an entry?

    A: No, each film must be submitted by an individual filmmaker.

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  • Q: What will I have to produce on my trip?

    A: Under the mentorship of Brian Rapsey you will be shooting a short 5-7 minute travel documentary, you will then…

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Do you still have questions or are you ready to apply?

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out some of our past winners and meet your mentor:

From One End Of The World To The Other

2015 winning entry by Coleman Lowndes follows the story of an inspiring nomad cycling from Argentina to Alaska.

Learn more

Patagonia: In Search of Hidden Glaciers

Erin’s shortlisted entry explores the icy Patagonian fiords with her mentor and ex-science teacher turned adventurer.

Learn more

Never Stop Exploring

Yasmin captures the story of Ken Ford recounting his most memorable trip – exploring the USA with his daughter.

Learn more

Meet your mentor

Get to know the man behind the camera. Professional filmmaker and director, Brian Rapsey.

Learn more

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