The Global Health Film Festival uses film, animation and immersive media as a catalyst for discussion and change on global health issues.

This year's Global Health Film Festival takes place 24 November - 04 December and will combine a mix of feature films, premieres, short films, keynote presentations and workshops with several sessions in parallel in order for participants to tailor their experience.

We are working towards a mixture of in-person, on demand and live-streamed events.

We invite submissions of short (25 minutes or less) and feature (over 25 minutes) length on any global health topic including LGBT rights, maternal and neonatal health, healthy ageing, mental health, refugee health, climate change, emerging infections, communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases.

An additional 25% discount available on submission fees for Global Health Film members; members should log in the members' area on the website to access the code.

The festival has the right to use a trailer, stills and a poster from the films for promotional purposes.

Entry fees are non refundable.

Completion date of films should be 30 June 2021 or later.

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  • Javier Diez Botet

    Great! It was online only due the pandemia, so I felt a bit unreal. But that has nothing to do with the organisation. Good to participate! Hope to see it live again in the future!

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Javier! How wonderful to have you and Diagnosing History with us this year! Many thanks indeed for being part of this year's festival - and we will surely meet in person one day soon! Very best wishes from us all - Gerri

  • Thomas Ash

    It was an honour to screen our film "Ushiku" in Global Health Film Festival! The communication with Gerri and her team was excellent. As filmmakers (and activists!) we were extremely grateful for the festival's strong focus on the post-screening discussion and Impact. While we regret not being able to attend a physical festival with more opportunities to meet other filmmakers because of the pandemic, being online meant the voices of the participants in our film could reach people all over the world. Global Health Film Festival is more than a film festival- it is an opportunity to learn, share and change!

    Thomas (director) and Daniel (Impact Producer)

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Thomas and Daniel! We loved having Ushiku in this year's programme and it was just brilliant to have you all with us online for the the discussion on Sunday 28 November! Ushiku is such a powerful and timely film, and we look forward to working with you in 2022 to bring it to a wider audience. Very best wishes to you all - and we will meet in person some day!

  • Frank Silverstein

    Excellently managed festival, great communications with the director. Programming was very thoughtful and allow my film to be shown in its best light. The panel was extremely well moderated and produced a highly engaged discussion. I feel very lucky to have be included.

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Frank! We loved having you and your excellent film Lousy: Love in the time of dementia at this year's Global Health Film Festival! We look forward to working with you in 2022 to bring Lousy to as wide an audience as possible!

  • One of the best and most organized Film Festivals !! Thank you so much for the support and for believing and selecting Amy's Victory Dance !! We are looking forward to submitting our future projects !! Global Health Film Festival is a well oiled machine !!

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Brian! It was a honour to host the UK Premiere of Amy's Victory Dance and to have Brian T and Amy with us last week!

    Looking forward to your 2021 submission - very best wishes from everyone at Global Health Film!

    Gerri

  • Karen Akins

    We were thrilled to have the world premiere of El Susto at this year’s Global Health Film Fest. If you are looking to reach a highly intelligent, engaged, and creative group of folks passionate about health and science, this is the place! It was an intimate festival with multiple opportunities to engage with other filmmakers and swap stories. Our screening was well attended and followed by an excellent post-screening panel and audience discussion. Gerri and her festival staff were all wonderful to work with.

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Karen! It was a privilege to host the world premiere of El Susto! We look forward to working with you in 2020 to take this excellent and most timely film to a wider UK audience!

    Very best wishes from everyone at Global Health Film!

    Gerri