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ICOM participates in the Mobile Museums Festival’s panel of judges.

The Mobile Museum Festival’s first edition took place in Le Carrousel du Louvre on 24-25 January, 2012.

ICOM participates in the Mobile Museums Festival’s panel of judges.

26 January 2012 - This festival of museums captured in small moving pictures united museums and mobile phones in a (quite) surrealistic atmosphere.

Participants had to submit the films they made with their mobiles, on the topic of museums (collections, exhibitions, cultural activities, background, and the general functioning of museums). A panel of judges composed of renowned professionals from museums, cinema and community organisations shortlisted thirteen films, and selected the winners. The awards ceremony was held on 25 January, 2012 in Le Carrousel du Louvre. The Director General of ICOM and jury member, Julien Anfruns, awarded the festival’s second prize to a film entitled “Qui veille sur les veilleurs?”, directed by Ronan German and shot in the Nantes Natural History Museum (see the film).

Julien Anfruns commented upon his participation as member of the jury in the Mobile Museum Festival (see the video).

“The International Council of Museums wishes to be an extremely important contributor to this festival, and to pay attention to its effects and consequences in order to share them through the network, because in a way, all of these films are very likely the future living memory of museums.”

Inti-Julian Espinosa-Franco received first prize for his film “Aux hommes de demain”, shot in the Resistance and Deportation Museum in Besançon (see the film). The film is astonishing in its strength and aesthetic, illustrating the appropriation of museum issues by young people, and highlighting one of the key roles of museums: passing down memory.