Public Health Film Festival 2014

publichealthfilmfestival27th to 29th June 2014, Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford will host the UK’s first Public Health Film Festival from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th June at the Phoenix Cinema on Walton Street and will include a variety of feature films, short films, workshops, panel discussions and events.

The festival also launches a new film-makers prize for the best submitted short film with a focus on public health. The festival and prize is being supported by TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, and the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford.

The theme of the festival is ‘Past, Present and Future,’ and the festival will showcase films that demonstrate how the understanding of population health has shaped the past, our present; and how it will undoubtedly shape the future. The British Medical Association will be hosting a special event to promote careers within public health.

Films showing at the Phoenix Cinema include: The Dallas Buyers Club (Friday), Nero’s Guest (Saturday), Sea of Change (Saturday), Contagion (Saturday) and WALL-E (Sunday). There will also be a family event taking place on Sunday, 29 June with activities at the Radcliffe Humanities Building following the screening of WALL-E.

Stella Botchway, from the Public Health Film Festival, said: “Public health in the UK and around the world is the key issue of our time. Diet, social inequality, the global economy, the control of infectious diseases and climate change are just a few of the challenges facing public health experts.

“The Public Health Film Festival passionately believes that both film and public health have the ability to change people’s lives, which is why we have brought these two disciplines together in order to inform and inspire the public. “

“The historic backdrop of Oxford will provide the perfect environment to reflect on the rich heritage of health related cinema and film, from public health announcements to Hollywood blockbusters.”


Details of how to obtain tickets are available on the website

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Tip: More up to date educational events dealing with healthcare can be found online on the Education Database »medicine & health«.

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