The World Health Organization (WHO) invites independent film-makers, production companies, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films to the 2nd Health for All Film Festival. The film festival was launched in 2020, with the aim of recruiting a new generation of film and video innovators to champion global health issues. The inaugural Health for All Film Festival in 2019/2020 accepted 1,300 short film submissions from more than 110 countries.
The competition categories this year will align with WHO’s global goals for public health and these include;
Universal health coverage (UHC): Films about mental health, non-communicable diseases, and other UHC stories linked to communicable diseases;
Health emergencies: films about health emergencies, such as COVID-19, Ebola, as well as health responses in the context of humanitarian crises and in conflict-affected settings;
Better health and well-being: films about environmental and social determinants of health, such as nutrition, sanitation, pollution, and/or films about health promotion or health education.
For each of these categories, judges will accept short documentaries or fiction films (3 to 8 minutes in length), short videos for social media or animation films (1 to 5 minutes in length). Three other prizes will be awarded for a student-produced film, a health educational film aimed at youth, and a short video designed exclusively for social media platforms.
The Application Deadline is January 30, 2021