The Health for All Film Festival, May 16, 21, and 22 Geneva, Switzerland
The Health for All Film Festival
WHO is launching its first ever film festival on 16, 21 and 22 May 2020. The WHO Health for All Film Festival invites independent film-makers, production companies, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films on health. The Film Festival aims to recruit a new generation of film and video innovators to champion and promote global health issues. Films are a powerful way to raise awareness, improve understanding and encourage action.
The submissions can be on any health issue and/or social and environmental determinants of health for the first two categories (non-fiction and animation). The third category focuses on nurses or midwives to pay tribute to the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020. Only films completed between 1 January 2017 and 30 January 2020 are eligible for the festival. Closing date for entries is 30 January 2020.
Filmmakers are invited to submit a short video for one of the following categories. The first two categories are open to any health issue as defined in the application rules, the third category is for videos that have special focus on nurses or midwives for the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, which will be celebrated in 2020.
Submit a video for one of the following 3 categories
CATEGORY 1: Video reports (3-8 minutes long)
Video reports showing 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 change.
CATEGORY 2: Animation videos (1-5 minutes long)
Animation videos that includes either testimonials and/or challenges and solutions to achieving health and well-being for all, or to educate about a health issue.
CATEGORY 3: Videos about nurses and midwives (3-8 minutes long)
Any audiovisual narration style will be accepted for this special theme for the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in 2020.
Only films completed between 1 January 2017 and 30 January 2020 are eligible for this festival. Closing date for entries is 30 January 2020.
Please read the application rules carefully to ensure your video meets the criteria.
Access the application tool here.
Maximum 15 videos per category will be selected for the Health for All Film Festival. The list of selected videos will be announced in March 2020 and the selections screened in Geneva in May, coinciding with the 73rd World Health Assembly.
An independent jury will nominate a winner in each category, and there will be a special prize for videos made by students. From this jury’s advice the attribution of prizes will be confirmed by WHO’s Director-General.
The Health for All Film Festival awards will take place in May 2020 in Geneva.