The Heritage in Motion Award celebrates unique and innovative audiovisual and multimedia projects which promote, explore, document, or safeguard Europe’s cultural heritage. The award values and fosters imaginative new routes for diverse audiences into collections, heritage stories and world heritage.

For unique and innovative projects

The Heritage in Motion Award celebrates unique and innovative audiovisual and multimedia projects which promote, explore, document, or safeguard Europe’s cultural heritage. It creates new routes for audiences into collections, and fosters their interest in world heritage.

Founded in 2012 by the European Museum Academy and Europa Nostra, the Heritage in Motion Award is now jointly managed by EMA and the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures.

The Award

Participants compete in four categories

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With a focus on 1. the opportunities given by the new technologies to promote the cultural heritage; 2. the experiential dimension as the distinctive feature of museums, historical places, and cultural heritage sites (for example immersive environments, multimedia installations, interactive spaces)

A new tool for the interpretation, study, promotion, and audience development of heritage sites and cultural institutions (for instance: VR/AR as a tool to explore the museums’ repositories).

Film, Video, Documentary, Fiction, Animation with a focus on professional audiovisual production on the topics of world/museum cultural heritage.

Youth, Schools, Students, Academy with a focus on movies made by youth on the topic of world/museum cultural heritage.

  • High school (15 to 18)
  • Student (19 to 25)

The 2024 competition is now open

To enter the competition, please fill out both the application form and the copyright authorization form.

For more information, visit our page: https://filmfreeway.com/HeritageinMotion

The deadline is 14 march 2024

Discover award-winning projects of the previous years

Jury members 2024

Robin Lutz

Robin is one the founders of the Heritage in Motion Award and is a film- and documentary maker at heart. He won many awards, amongst others at the 37e Festival International du Film sur l’Art in Montreal Canada (2019) for a documentary on the work of Escher, 2007, a Gold Camera Award (Hollywood, 2007) on the life of Jongkind, and a Gold Dolphin (2016, Cannes) on the freethinker Spinoza.

Amilcar Vargas

Amilcar Vargas is an international expert in World Heritage Management and responsible for World Heritage at Casa Batlló. His main task there is the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, raising awareness of the Outstanding Universal Value and pursuing the potential opportunities of Casa Batlló’s inscription on the UNESCO List. 

Tijana Palkovljević Bugarski

Tijana is the Director of the Gallery of Matica Srpska (Serbia). She was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novi Sad European Capital of Culture 2022 Foundation, and president of the Committee of the National (Serbian) Capital of Culture. Tijana implemented numerous exhibitions and was the author of several books, catalogues, and journal articles. She is a lecturer at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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