Rainforest World Music Festival Promotional Video wins Golden City Gate Award

The Rainforest World Music Festival’s (RWMF) promotional video has won the Golden City Gate 2019 five-star Award at the ITB Berlin 2019, a leading international annual tourism trade event.

The video entitled “Awakening of the Rainforest” produced by a local production house, Asa Esa won the International Tourism Film and Multimedia category for event category.

The making of the two-minute promotional video was inspired by Mother Nature’s bountiful gift.

Held for the 19th time the award’s jury session was held on February 12, 2019 with more than 100 entries from 21 countries received for the competition.

“We will be celebrating the festival’s 22nd edition in 2019 and we hope that the award will be an inspiration for us to move on to make the festival bigger and better this year” CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor said during the award ceremony.

On hand to receive the award from the President of Golden City Gate, Wolfgang Jo Huschert was the Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at a ceremony held at the Malaysian Pavilion at the Messe Berlin here yesterday.

Picture shows Datuk Karim (third from left) with the award citation which he received from Jo Huschert and Mrs. Huschert (second right). Also seen from left is CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor and Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Lee. Seen partly hidden, Chairman of STB Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab. Also seen at right is Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, Hii Chang Kee.
Picture shows Datuk Karim (third from left) with the award citation which he received from Jo Huschert and Mrs. Huschert (second right). Also seen from left is CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor and Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Lee. Seen partly hidden, Chairman of STB Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab. Also seen at right is Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, Hii Chang Kee.