Regulation & Application Form


Museums in Short is an international contest open to short videos realized by/for/with museums.
Since 2012, Museums in Short award is addressed to institutions, authors or producers who use audiovisual language to enhance museum communication and engage audiences. Projects may include documentaries, animations, trailers and visual installations.


The deadline for the submissions is 20th July 2024.

Registration is free of charge.



Participants are museums / producers / authors.

Entries are supposed to be in video format, related to museums and realized from 1st January 2021 onwards.
Videos must be in English or with English subtitles. Videos in different languages without English subtitles won’t be accepted.
The maximum length required is 10 minutes.
Each museum can be represented by only 1 video.
The final judgment on the pertinence of the content is a prerogative of the organization.

Sections - the Award is open to the following categories of videos:

  • Promotional: Videos and trailers presenting museums or promoting temporary exhibitions (See an example here).
  • Exhibits: Short videos used in exhibitions as general introduction (Example here), multimedia content in an exhibit (Example here), or as visual exhibit (Example here).
  • Storytelling: Short narratives in video format. This can include documentaries, interviews, animations (Example here) and more.

How to apply

Apply to Museums in short »

  • Follow this link to the platform Film Freeway
  • Very important: in the application process, remember to fill in all the 5 parts of the form. 
  • If you are going to send an exhibit short video, you also need to send to our email address a picture of the exhibit installation in your museum

Submissions presenting incomplete application forms will not be accepted

By applying to the competition, every participant gets responsible for the content of the submitted work. Participants allow the uploading of the videos, as well as trailers or frames of the work, to the dedicated website and the related medias of every member of the Organising committee. The organization reserves the right to request to the shortlisted participants additional information for promotional purposes.



After the closure of applications, a commission formed by experts in the field of museums and multimedia will select the winner. The date and the complete program of the award ceremony will be communicated later and published on the website

The winner will also be invited to present his achievement at the annual Best in Heritage IMAGINES event – the global conference featuring award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. More info here:
The commission may give special mentions related to sections.

All the participants will be part of an open online archive. Videos will also be included in a platform managed by European Museum Academy and used as scientific and teaching documents in European museum studies programmes or similar.
An online platform will give the public the opportunity to vote for the public’s favorite short.

Participation in the competition implies full acceptance of these rules.
Any variations or updates will be communicated on

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