For the Health for All Film Festival to be held in 2022, the World Health Organization is inviting independent filmmakers, production companies, public health institutions, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films from 28 October 2021 to 30 January 2022. The festival’s aim is to recruit a new generation of film and video innovators to champion and promote global health issues. 

The categories are: 

● 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, Ebola, as well as disaster relief and health in conflict settings; 

● Better health and well-being: films about environmental and social determinants of health, such as nutrition, sanitation, pollution, gender, and/or about health promotion or health education. 

For each of these three categories candidates can submit short documentaries, fiction films or animation films of three to eight minutes in length. 

Eligibility criteria and festival rules: 

● Only short films completed between 1 January 2019 and 30 January 2022 are eligible for this edition of the Film Festival. 

● Any production made by United Nations staff members or exclusively done with UN funding is not eligible. 

● A submission can be in any language; if the film is not in English, English subtitles must be included. 

Deadline: 30 January 2022

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