Call for Submissions – APHA Global Public Health Film Festival

Deadline: 24th April 2015

APHA-Brand-BannersMeeting theme: Health in All Policies

The Global Public Health Film Festival features public health films of all varieties (feature films, documentaries, narratives, public service announcements, educational videos, short clips, etc.) and related multimedia that demonstrate, educate, inspire, and encourage change for a healthier future. The Global Public Health Film Festival showcases films from around the world that explore and highlight public health locally, nationally, and globally and will be presented at the APHA Annual Meeting.

The Global Public Health Film Festival is seeking films that embody the following categories:

– Awareness, Advocacy, Campaigns, and Policy Change: Films to Encourage Change
– Effects of Media on Health Outcomes
– Entertainment Public Health Education: Utilizing Mainstream Media
– Films addressing difficult topics in Public Health: Films to Initiate
– Innovations in Public Health Practice, Services, and Technology: Films of Innovation
– Intervention and Instruction Tools: Films to Educate
– Marketing, Fundraising, and garnering Support of Public Health Initiatives: Films to Gain Support
– Public Health In Action: Films to Demonstrate
– Storytelling and Community Participatory Approaches
– Youth Created Films
– Other Films

Please submit films to the session category that best fits your film. All accepted film submissions will be arranged into sessions based upon approach, target audience, topic and length.

apha-logoFilm/Video Eligibility:
Eligible submissions should meet the following criteria:
– Produced within the last three years
– Address a public health issue
– Demonstrate collaboration between the producing agency and the intended audience
– Be fit for an English language audience (are in English, have English subtitles, or are dubbed in English)

Submitting a Film/Video:
All films must be s part of a submission. Film submissions should include the following information:
– Aim or objective of the film
– Target audience
– Supporting evidence or research for the film’s message
– Impact or evaluation of film’s influence on target audience and/or public health issue (if any to date)
– Mention of accompanying materials, documentation, campaigns, programs that are linked to the film (if any to date)
– A link to the film/video
– If you wish to submit more extensive supporting evidence or accompanying materials, please submit this information via email to

All films submitted to the Global Public Health Film Festival will be peer reviewed before they are accepted for screening. Films must reflect accepted public health science, findings and recommendations and may not misrepresent or distort facts. Both U.S. and international films are encouraged. Videos that pair health communication strategy with professional production are especially welcome. Accepted films and videos will be grouped into sessions based upon approach, target audience, topic and length. Each Festival session will last 90 minutes.

If your film is selected for the Global Public Health Film Festival, your work will be downloaded as a media file and played back from a media server at the Film Festival. Accepted films that are longer than the 15 minute submission may be eligible for longer viewing at the discretion of the Program Organizer.

Click here for more information about the Public Health Film Festival of APHA.


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