The APHA Public Health Film Festival is a unique component of the Annual Meeting. The festival offers a versatile way to learn, raise awareness, improve understanding, and spark the conversation about health in creative ways. The film festival features public health films of all types and topics, including theme-related pieces and those exploring and highlighting public health locally, nationally, and globally. Our goal is to screen films that demonstrate, educate, inspire and encourage a change for a healthier future. The Film Festival includes:
- Feature Film sessions — Full-length films or a collection of films followed by a panel discussion with invited filmmakers and topic experts. In 2023, APHA is not accepting nominations for feature films.
- Short Film sessions — Submit a short film for APHA 2023.
- APHA welcomes all types of submissions including independent, community-created and youth-created films. Short films can be animations, documentaries, narratives, public service announcements or educational videos and all should demonstrate, educate, inspire and encourage a change for a healthier future. While films from all disciplines of public health will be considered, films related to the APHA 2023 theme, “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Overcoming Social & Ethical Challenges,” are highly encouraged. Review the submission guidelines and submit.
You must be registered for APHA 2023 to watch films and participate in any film festival sessions and events. (Registration opens on June 5, 2023.)
Are you interested in volunteering to review the short films? Apply here.