The Health for All: the WHO Global Film Festival

The Health for All: the WHO Global Film Festival

On the occasion of the 73rd World Health Assembly to be held in Geneva on May 17-22, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) will host the first-ever Health for All Film Festival.

Independent filmmakers, production companies, non-governmental organizations and students from all over the world are invited to submit a short original video.

Films are a powerful way to raise awareness, improve understanding and encourage action. Through the creation of compelling human-interest stories, filmmakers have the potential to influence health and catalyze change.

Filmmakers are invited to submit a video for one of the following 3 categories. The categories are Video reports (3-8 minutes long), Animation videos (1-5 minutes long) and Videos 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 the film festival. Closing date for entries is 30 January 2020. 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. There will be a special prize for videos made by students.

Ayna BERDIYEVA