WHO short film festival Call: Health for all

WHO short film festival Call: Health for all

Films are a powerful way to raise awareness, improve understanding and encourage action so that this festival aims to contribute to health promotion and education about health.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the third edition of the Health for All Film Festival, call for short films. The entry will close on 30th January 2022.

Who can participate (any one) :

  • Independent filmmakers.
  • Production companies
  • Broadcasters
  • Public Institutions
  • NGOs
  • Communities
  • Students in Public Health and 
  • Film Schools around the world

There will be renowned members of the jury team of this festival. At least 6 professionals, artists and activists will be joining the jury team. The joining team also will be composed of WHO senior experts: Dr. Ren Minghui, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, and Dr. Hanan H. Balkhy.

WHO has also planned to award three special prizes for a student-produced film, a health innovation film, and a film about rehabilitation.

Competition Categories:

  1. Universal Health Coverage: films about mental health, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other UHC stories linked to communicable diseases not part of emergencies;
  2. Health Emergencies: films about health emergencies, such as COVID-19, Ebola, disaster relief and health in conflict-settings;
  3. Better Health and Well-beings: films about environmental and social determinants of health, such as nutrition, sanitation, pollution, gender, and/or about promotion or health education.

For each of these three GRAND PRIX categories, candidates can submit short documentaries, fiction films or animation films of three to eight minutes in length.

Eligibility criteria and festival rules:

  • The short films which must have been completed between 1 January 2019 and 30 January 2022 are eligible for the Film Festival 3rd edition.
  • UN nations staff members or exclusively done with UN funding is not eligible. 
  • Submission can be in any language; if the film is not in English subtitles must be included. 

For more application rules : WHO media

Some of the past winners of the film festivals can be found HERE.