WHO calls to participate in 4th Health for All Film Festival

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The World Health Organization (WHO) called on health workers and students, patients, public institutions, filmmakers and other interested parties to participate in the fourth edition of the Health for All Film Festival.

In the opinion of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, this festival has become an extraordinary sounding board for all kinds of health problems faced by people around the world, as well as the experiences of people who devote their lives to improving the health of others.

Films are a great opportunity for those affected to connect with others and contribute to a better understanding of the communities we serve, he added.

The call will be open from Oct 31, 2022 to Jan 31, 2023, and short films of up to eight minutes may be submitted.

The 70 shortlisted films will be screened to the public in April 2023 via the organization’s YouTube channel and website.

Subsequently, a jury composed of leading WHO professionals, artists, activists and high-level experts will choose the winning films.

Three grand prizes will be granted in an equal number of categories corresponding to the Organization’s main global goals in this field: universal health coverage, health emergencies, and improving health and well-being.

On the 75th anniversary of this organization, this edition also welcomes historical films and recently produced films by students presenting their perspective on current issues and future solutions to improve health.