The Global Health Film Festival believes that film has the power to communicate stories, to stir emotions, to inspire, to encourage action and to redress inequities in health. The primary objective of the Festival is to use 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 on 07-08 December 2018 at the Barbican in Central London. The two-day festival will combine a mix of feature films, premieres, short films, keynote presentations, workshops and virtual reality installations with several sessions in parallel in order for delegates to tailor their experience.

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

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  • Christy Westad

    I was unable to travel to London to attend the festival in person, but the festival organizers went out of their way to accommodate me and arranged for me to participate in the post-screening Q&A via Skype. I found the panel really informative, there were great speakers, and the other film that screened with ours was terrific. Overall, even though I wasn't there and can't comment on the rest of the festival, my filmmaker experience with the festival was fantastic!

    January 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Many thanks Christy!

    We loved having Parched in last year's programme and you were amazing to join us by Skype at early dawn local time!

    We very much hope you will submit more material this year - very best wishes as always - Gerri