In 2024, WHO will continue to celebrate the power of audio-visual storytelling for health promotion with all who are interested in public health narratives.
The 5th Health for All Film Festival (HAFF) calls for submissions from November 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024. Since audio-visual communication is one of the essential components of WHO’s “Communicating for health impact” approach, the goal of HAFF is to boost the art of short films as a means of increasing awareness and promoting global health issues.
Short documentaries, fiction films, or animation films must be submitted in one of the following “Grand Prix” categories:
- Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
- Health Emergencies
- Better Health and Well-being
In addition, four special prizes will be awarded as follows:
- Physical Activity and Health Special Film Prize
- Migrants and Refugees Health Special Film Prize
- Student Film Prize
- Very Short Film Prize
Details about health themes that could be told under each category are explained in the “How to apply” page. This is a great opportunity for film and video innovators in the rehabilitation community to champion and promote this area of health in the context of the categories above.