WHO inviting submissions for first Health for All Film Festival


  • Mary Corcoran
  • Univadis Medical News
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is to host the inaugural Health for All Film Festival in 2020 and is inviting both amateur filmmakers, using their smartphones, and professionals to participate in the event. 

The festival, which will take place during the 73rd World Health Assembly in May, aims to harness the power of storytelling and film to influence health and catalyse change. 

Those interested in taking part are being invited to submit a short video in one of three categories: 

  • Category 1: Video reports (3-8 minutes) which show 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) which 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 of any narrative style about nurses and midwives (3-8 minutes) to help mark International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, which will be celebrated in 2020.

A maximum of 15 videos per category will be selected for the Health for All Film Festival.

Application details are available here. The closing date for entries is 30 January 2020.