The contest was initiated by Japan-Vietnam Special Ambassador Sugi Ryotaro in 2007 with the aim to nurture young people’s dreams and ambitions.
The first prize belonged to a group of students from Phan Chu Trinh junior high school in Hanoi with the film “Thay Toi” (My teacher).
The second prize went to the team from Nguyen Van Troi senior high school in Nha Trang city, the south central province of Khanh Hoa with the film “Duong Em Di” (My Road).
The third prize went to the team from Giang Vo junior high school in Hanoi with the film “Am nhac Tu Trai tim” (Music from hearts).
The prize winning groups will be invited to Japan to join the International Film Making Competition for Asian children, scheduled to open on November 25 in Kitami, Hokkaido prefecture.
The national contest, the 11th of its kind, received 21 films by junior and senior high school students from nationwide.