The Vision of the ABU Digista teens Project
The Vision of the ABU Digista teens Project

What is the ABU Digista teens Project?
*ABU=Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
Thanks to the spread of video techonology such as digitalization, these days anybody can easily create digital artwork. "ABU Digista teens" is a project which will allow young people to acquire fluency with the new media of the digital era by enjoying video creation.

Vision and Goal
In "ABU Voyage to the Future" which was carried out from 2003 to 2009, a lot of teenagers in Asia learned about the environment through field work, and presented the fruits of their labor to each other in the events. ABU Digista teens was founded as one of the programs to support and raise such Asian youngsters. Our vision is to let them learn about themselves and the areas they live in through the digital art creating experience, and know the joy and difficulty of expressing themselves and delivering a finalized product. Furthermore, by holding an image event to communicate by introducing their work, we aim to promote mutual understanding among Asian communities. The growth of these teenagers is amazing. They learn as they take these digital technologies in, express the artistic touch of their generation, and garner inspiration from others' works. A lot of Asian youths will struggle to express themselves through art, with advice from the top creators in their countries. Challengers from each country will create digital artwork, and their work will be introduced in an on-line event via the Internet.
It's not a competition. The goal of the International Image Festival is to have teenagers from various locations around Asia co-operate to create thematic, visual expressions with digital art, and have fun while learning together.