The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for submissions for the Health for All Film Festival that will be held at Geneva in May 2020, during the 73rd World Health Assembly. This will be the first ever edition of the festival that seeks to raise awareness, improve understanding and encourage action on health matters through the powerful tool of film. The organizers hope to promote dialogue around global health challenges and solutions.
Health for All Film Festival aims to put storytelling power in the hands of people and showcase the role of individuals and communities as champions for health and well-being. Both amateur and experienced film makers are invited to apply by submitting their videos here in any of the following 3 categories:
Video Reports – Videos on human-interest stories and testimonies about health from individuals, communities, and/or healthcare workers navigating a local or global health challenge, championing solutions, or driving for change. The videos should be 3-8 minutes long.
Animation Videos – Animation videos that include testimonials and/or challenges and solutions to achieving health and well-being for all, or to educate about a health issue. The videos should be 1-5 minutes long.
Videos About Nurses and Midwives – Any audio-visual narration style will be accepted for this special theme in recognition of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in 2020. The videos should be 3-8 minutes long.
Only films completed between 1st January 2017 and 30th January 2020 are eligible for this festival. Closing date for entries is 30th January 2020. A maximum of 15 videos per category will be selected for the festival and the list of selected videos will be announced in March 2020. An independent jury will nominate a winner in each category, and there will be a special prize for videos made by students.
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