Heritage in Motion

Heritage in Motion is a multimedia competition for the creators and users of films, games, apps and websites on themes related to Europe's heritage, cultural and natural, tangible and intangible. Heritage in Motion grants awards and celebrates the best multimedia achievements and products - through varied, creative and innovative means - in order to draw attention to the value of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage in all its facets.

Cultural heritage is everywhere around us, but often remains unnoticed. Nowadays we are used to the fact that buildings are restored, landscapes are protected and certain folk art traditions are preserved in our society. However, cultural heritage changes with new generations: everything that is beautiful is also very vulnerable and needs to be protected, in order to remain accessible in the future.

Europa Nostra and the European Museum Academy have taken the initiative jointly to launch Heritage in Motion. These two founding partner organisations felt the need to gather the best multimedia products and achievements at a European event, focussing specifically on themes related to the safeguarding and promotion of Europe's heritage. Heritage in Motion is empowered by Europeana. read more


PAGE / Rules and regulations

Applications can be submitted by various public or private bodies such as national, regional or local authorities, cultural organisations, film producers and film makers, production companies, multimedia companies, game producers, TV stations or public relations agencies.

Awards are presented in four categories:

  1. Apps for Mobile Devices
  2. Websites and On-line Content
  3. Games and Interactive Experiences
  4. Film and Video

A Selection Committee will select the nominees in the various categories. An international jury composed of multimedia experts and consumers will decide on the award winners for each category and the Best Achievement Award. Decisions taken by the jury are final.

One award will be given in each category (see above). The Jury may select additional entries for special recognition. After the Jury’s deliberation all Award nominees will be publicly announced. The winners will be announced to the public during the Heritage in Motion Award Ceremony. If one of the winners is not able to attend the Award Ceremony he/she will receive the award by post, in which case the recipient must cover the delivery and packaging costs. For the Heritage in Motion Award Ceremony a participation fee will be charged.

The closing date for applications is March 15 2017

Application form
Every entry must be submitted on-line via the Heritage in Motion website and the entry fee must be paid in advance. A formal confirmation of the application will be sent by mail after receipt of the payment of the application fee (see below).

Media Format
Applications can only be made by uploading a small version of the entry by using a YouTube or Vimeo web link (URL) on the on-line application form. The full version must be sent on DVD (three copies) to the Heritage in Motion office. The Heritage in Motion organisation accepts the following media: DVD PAL region free unprotected; DVD-R PAL region free unprotected; (in the near future, Upload MP4 files).

The applicant is responsible for the technical quality of the film. Note: the sender must prepay all shipping costs, insurance, customs duties and handling fees for the entries. The Heritage in Motion organisation cannot assume responsibility for customs clearance. Any material submitted will not be returned to the applicant.

Application data must be completed on-line. Supplementary material on DVD (three copies) should be sent to:

Heritage in Motion
Columbusstraat 101
2561 AC  The Hague
The Netherlands

Application fee
The application fee is € 225,00 excl VAT per project/application. Students may apply for a 30% reduction.

Please make sure that your payment can be identified by a project name and include a copy of the transfer on the DVD with your off-line application. The applicant must pay bank transfer charges, if any.

Bank: ING Bank
Address: Postbus 94780, 1090 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Account name/holder: European Museum Academy
IBAN: NL36INGB0004682823
VAT number: NL821434147B01

Applications must be submitted in English and the submitted multimedia products must have English subtitles, or be accompanied by an English script.

The applicant must have the copyright of the participating film/on-line media or have the permission to use it.

Rights of use
The Heritage in Motion organisation is not responsible for any rights on the applied product. When a subscription is done illegally, one must turn to the applicant.

Promotion and publicity
The applicant is required to assign the streaming rights for publicity purposes to the Heritage in Motion Award Ceremony organiser, the rights for using the entry for public viewing or for TV (during events or TV Programmes promoting Heritage in Motion).

The applicant must also grant Heritage in Motion the right to copy all or part of the productions submitted for judging, exhibition and or promotional purposes.

The Heritage in Motion Festival organisation does not accept any responsibility for applications that do not comply to these rules and regulations or do not arrive at the Festival office after the deadline as stated above.