Health for All Film Festival Awards ceremony 2022

Health for All Film Festival Awards ceremony 2022
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When: 13 May 2022

Time: 11 AM EST - 17:00 Geneva time

Where: WHO Facebook or WHO YouTube

Since the Health for All Film Festival was founded in 2020, almost 3500 short films have been submitted for its three editions.

More than 1000 film makers from over 110 countries have submitted short films for the 3rd edition of the WHO Health for All Film Festival (HAFF), on themes ranging from the trauma of war to living with COVID-19. Around 70 films have been chosen for the shortlist and a jury composed of critically-acclaimed artists and Senior WHO experts advised WHO's Director-General for winners and the awards ceremony will be the place to reveal the winners!

The online awards ceremony will take place on 13 May at 17:00 Geneva time. Some of our jurors will join and we'll make this ceremony entertaining, informative and interactive. It will be a tribute to all champions of health! Watch the ceremony on our website (English, Spanish and French versions available), WHO Facebook page or our WHO YouTube account.

“The success of the WHO Health for All Film Festival mirrors the great interest and heightened awareness globally in the importance of health and ensuring people are able to attain the highest levels of physical and mental well-being,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “The wide range of subjects featured in this year’s submissions, and the high calibre of judges, underscores the growing importance of the festival as a platform to bring urgent health issues to the public’s attention.”

The following distinguished professionals, artists and activists, joined by three WHO senior experts, comprise this year’s festival jury: Sharon Stone (actor from the USA); Emilia Clarke (actor from the UK); Mia Maestro (actor from Argentina); Anita Abada (producer from Nigeria); Eddie Ndopu (UN SDGs Advocate from South Africa), and Dr Eckart von Hirschhausen (TV presenter from Germany).

The 70 shortlisted films are available to view online in six playlists, one for each of the three main competition categories: Universal Health Coverage, Health emergencies, and Better health and well-being, as well as three more on Rehabilitation, Health innovation and Very Short Films.

The Health for All Film Festival aims to recruit a new generation of film and video innovators to champion global health issues, inviting independent film makers, production companies, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films about health.