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WHO launches a call for short films for the 4th edition of the Health for All Film Festival


The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a call for the fourth Health for All Film Festival, which will be held in 2023. Join the movement to make an impact on health through cinema! The window to participate by submitting your short film goes from October 31st 2022 to January 31st  2023.

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Independent film-makers, production companies and TV broadcasters, public institutions, nongovernmental organizations, communities of patients and of health workers, students in public health and film schools from around the world are invited to submit their original short films on health by 31 January 2023. The festival’s aims to engage a new generation of film and video innovators to champion and promote global health issues.


  • Universal health coverage (UHC): films about mental health, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and other UHC stories linked to communicable diseases not part of emergencies;
  • Health emergencies: films about health emergencies, such as COVID-19, Monkeypox, Ebola, disaster relief and health in conflict-settings;
  • Better health and well-being: films about environmental and social determinants of health as well as other non-medical conditions for a good health, such as nutrition, sanitation, pollution, gender, physical activity, and/or about health promotion or health education.

For each of these three GRAND PRIX categories which align with WHO’s global goalsforpublichealth, candidates can submit short documentaries, fiction films or animation films of three to eight minutes in length.

Additionally, four special prizes will be attributed to some short-listed videos not receiving a GRAND PRIX. In 2023, the four special prizes will include:

  • Special Climate Change and Health Film Prize – films about the health benefits of innovative solutions or ideas tackling climate change.
  • Special Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Film Prize – films considering SRH and rights as a fundamental element to the overall health and well-being of individuals, couples and families, and to the social and economic development of communities and countries.
  • Student Film Prize – films produced by students who can justify the films made during their university studies.
  • Very Short Film Prize – films between one to two minutes and 30 seconds (1’00” to 2’30”) about any health-related topic previously described in the three main competition categories, including climate and reproductive health.

Join the movement! You can share your experiences using #Film4Health and via LinkedIn group of HAFF advocates.

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