A Corto di LibriThe award is part of “A Corto di libri”, a contest for short films about libraries and librarians, organized by Associazione Italiana Biblioteche (AIB). The contest has three Sections (Fiction, Documentary and Advertising).

The IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award is given to the best short film about public libraries in large cities and metropolitan areas, among all the submitted films.

Everyone, as an individual or an institution, is eligible to apply.

Criteria for selection of winner

Creativity and originality of the content; potential for library advocacy and marketing; technical level


The jury is composed by the participants of the IFLA MetLib Conference, usually held in April or May. In addition to these, the Chairs (or a delegate) of the following Sections have the right to vote on-line: the Section on Audiovisual and Multimedia, the Section on Metropolitan Libraries and the Section on Public Libraries.

Current call for submissions

  • (TBA)

Past Award winners