The World Health Organization (WHO) will host the first-ever Health for All Film Festival on the occasion of the 73rd World Health Assembly held from May 18-May 23 2020, in Geneva. The festival aims to put the power of storytelling in the hands of people, and seeks to showcase the role of individuals and communities as champions for health and well being.
Filmmakers are invited to submit a short video under one of these categories by 30 June 2020:
1) Category 1: Video reports showing human-interest stories and testimonies about individuals or groups of people navigating a local or global health challenge, championing solutions, or driving change (3 – 8 minutes long).
2) Category 2: Animation videos showing testimonials, challenges and/or solutions in achieving health for all, or educating about a health issue (1 – 5 minutes long).
3) Category 3: Videos about nurses and midwives showing daily realities of their world and/or how they impact people’s lives, in any audiovisual narration style (3 – 8 minutes long). WHO has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
Only movies completed between 1 January 2017 and 30 January 2020 are eligible for this festival.
The award process consists of an independent jury nominating a winner in each category and the attribution of prizes will be confirmed by WHO’s Director-General. There will be a special prize for videos made by students. The Health For All Film Festival Awards will take place in May 2020 in Geneva. A total of 15 videos will be selected per category, and screened in conjunction with the 73rd World Health Assembly. The selection will be announced in March 2020.
Further rules, conditions, and other information are on the official website, available here: www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2019/10/24/default-calendar/the-health-for-all-film-festival