Healthy Workplaces Film Award

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has been running the Healthy Workplaces Film Award for the best work-related documentary since 2009. This year’s award will be presented in October 2024 at the doclisboa international film festival in Lisbon.

The Healthy Workplaces Film Award honours the best documentary or animated film focusing on humans in a changing world of work. The winning film should illuminate the impact of political and economic change on the way we work and live or work-related topics such as physical and psychosocial demands or existing and new risks at work.

In addition to the 5,000-euro prize, EU-OSHA also funds the subtitling of the winning film in multiple European languages for use by the director and distribution among EU-OSHA's network of national focal points across the twenty-seven EU Member States and other European countries.

In 2023 the award went to Hormigas perplejas (Perplexed Ants) by the Spanish director Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez. Her film tells the story of men and women who build ships and aeroplanes in a small region of southern Spain, but are facing the collapse of their industry. At the same time the film depicts how the relations of production are being transformed in the twenty-first century.

The winners from previous years, information on the rules and conditions of entry, and the deadlines for entries can be found on the EU-OSHA and doclisboa websites.

Private showings of the films can be held in Germany on request, subject to certain criteria.
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