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15 May 2009
Olympism in action , education though sport

Olympic short film competition: ready, set, go!

Big screen vision of the Olympic Games

The Olympic Museum is challenging film makers from across the globe to come up with a compelling and imaginative vision of the Olympic Games.

Entry requirements

The contest is intended for professional and amateur directors, in the audiovisual field, of at least 18 years old. If you are interested in participating, please contact one of the partner institutions by May 15 2009 to be integrated into the pre-selection phase.

• Museu Olimpic i de l'Esport (Barcelona, Spain)
• Xiamen Olympic Museum (Xiamen, People’s Republic of China)
• Departamento Cultural of the Comité Olímpico Brasileiro (Rio, Brazil)
• Olympic Museum (Lausanne, Switzerland).

Dates for the diary

The first round will start in June 2009 with eight directors competing. Each of the four partner institutions will put forward two directors. The films will be posted on the official competition site for internet users to vote on from 1 to 13 July 2009.

For the final in August 2009, just four directors will remain in contention - one per partner institution. The candidates will do their filming in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, and will have just one week to produce and edit their film before presenting it on the internet. Internet users will be able to vote on the films between 9 and 21 September 2009 on the official competition website

Prize money

Three prizes will be awarded:
The Grand Prize, worth CHF 7,500, for the best film of the competition
The Jury Prize, worth CHF 5,000, for the second best film of the competition
The Public Prize, worth CHF 2,500, for the film with the most votes from internet users

Want to find out more? Want to take part?
Click here for the registration form and participation conditions.


The Olympic Museum presents the Olympic Short Film Contest with the support of the City of Lausanne and in cooperation with the following partner institutions: the Museu Olimpic i de l'Esport (Barcelona, Spain), the Xiamen Olympic Museum (Xiamen, People’s Republic of China), the Departamento Cultural of the Comité Olímpico Brasileiro (Rio, Brazil) and The Olympic Museum (Lausanne, Switzerland). The Contest is being organised in cooperation with Base-court, an association based in Lausanne, Switzerland, involved in the promotion and the broadcast of short films in Switzerland.

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