F@imp Festival 2.0: Welcome to Normany, October 14-16, 2020!

Welcome to Normandy! AVICOM International Media Festival F@IMP 2.0 with annual AVICOM conference from October 14 to 16, 2020 at the Airborne Museum*, Sainte-Mère-Église

It is a tradition that a museum, which was one of the winners of the annual AVICOM media festival, hosts the festival the following year. This year, the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Église in Normandy invites you to the festival. With the production “HistoPad”, the Airborne Museum won first prize in the festival category “Augmented Reality Application”in 2019.

One of the pavilions of the Airborne Museum

The international media festival F@IMP 2.0 (Festival of Audiovisual International Multimedia Patrimony) and its accompanying conference has evolved from the original FIAMP festival (Festival International de l’Audiovisuel du Multimédia sur le Patrimoine) launched over two decades ago by AVICOM. This event aims to encourage and recognize the production and distribution of audiovisual media (audio, film and video) and innovative multimedia technologies (websites, interactive programs, mobile applications and creative and interpretive exhibition installations) initiated or produced by museums or heritage and cultural institutions throughout the world.

This year the festival has some exciting changes. For the first time, a new category will be introduced, in which outstanding and exemplary productions for the integration of marginalized groups and for the inclusion of people with special needs will be recognized (these can be audiovisual, interactive and web-based media).

Low-budget productions / productions by museums with little financial resources are also expressly welcome as contributions to the festival. The jury would like to place greater emphasis on the efficiency and effectiveness of media in reaching, animating and educating audiences, rather than how artistically and dramaturgically they are designed!

Entries can be submitted from March 30 to June 30 inclusive (deadline: midnight, Central European time). Submitting is easy: online via the AVICOM Festival website faimpavicom.org. Just upload your material there! On this website you will find the many categories you can choose for your submission, the general conditions of participation as well as further information and festival updates.  On this website, you can also view other contributions to the festival and the winning media from last year.

The awards ceremony will take place as part of the festival on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

The festival is linked to the AVICOM annual conference and the annual board meeting.

You are invited to join us, even if you don’t submit an entry. As always, the festival will be exciting and varied and with many interesting and  inspiring contributions and speakers.

I’m already looking forward to seeing you in Normandy!


Michael H. Faber, President of AVICOM


*) The Airborne Museum (Musée Airborne) is dedicated to the memory of paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions of the United States Army who parachuted into Normandy on the night of June 5–6, 1944 (“D-Day“). The museum holds more than 10,000 items, including a CG-4 glider and a C-47 Skytrain. The items on exhibit from World War II were used by paratroopers who jumped into Sainte-Mère-Église during the Battle of Normandy. The museum contains mostly American equipment, but there are some replicas of German military equipment from the period.