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Film criteria

The film should deal with risks that people face at their workplace (such as physical, chemical, mechanical or psychosocial risks). It could also deal with workers' rights, workplace health and safety or the effects of political and economic change on the way we work. Another focus could be on sectors playing an important part in the economic, cultural and political life in Europe (i.e. education, agriculture, construction, health care); or on groups facing particular challenges, such as migrant workers, women, disabled workers, young workers and ageing workers.

The Healthy Workplaces Film Award is given to an authored creative and artistic documentary, fostering debate and discussion among European citizens on the importance of safety and health at work. The film should have a specific point of view that convinces the jury by its compelling storytelling, strong characters and excellent filmmaking skills regarding camera work, sound and montage. 

The winner of the Healthy Workplaces Film Award shall grant EU-OSHA the right, free of charge, to

  • place a trailer or an excerpt of the winning film of up to five minutes and stills (pictures) on the EU-OSHA website, in press releases or in the EU-OSHA newsletter.
  • show and present the trailer or the winning film in its entirety at non-public and non-commercial events organised by EU-OSHA and its network of Focal Points in EU 28, EEA, and candidate and potential candidate countries.
  • produce 1,000 DVDs including subtitles in a selection of European languages of the winning film and to grant EU-OSHA the non-exclusive, non-commercial and non-theatrical license right to distribute the DVDs in the above mentioned network and to other official partners.

In return, the rights for the subtitles can be obtained by the filmmaker/rights holder of the winning film free of charge for further use. Among the 1,000 DVDs produced, 200 will be reserved for the filmmaker/rights holder for their own promotion needs. Further details shall be discussed between EU-OSHA and the award winner.