The APHA Global Public Health Film Festival

APHA Global Public Health Film Festival

Join Us For the Show!

APHA's Global Public Health Film Festival aims to be a catalyst in the movement toward a healthier nation by sparking the conversation about health in creative ways. The film festival features public health films of all varieties and include this year's theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now" and other general public health areas that explore and highlight public health locally, nationally and globally.

More information on the schedule, feature films, special guests, and related events will be released in the fall.

Call For Films

Be a part of the show! Submit your film to be a part of this year's festival. The submission deadline is June 30. We encourage all film submissions including:

  • Animations 
  • Documentaries
  • Narratives
  • Shorts
  • Promos and PSAs
  • Related films that demonstrate, educate, inspire, and encourage a change for a healthier future

man taking a photoThe Gary Black Memorial Award for Excellence (sponsored by CaringCrowd)

New this year, two awards will be presented to those who have excelled in creating a tool for a public health call to action and/or encouraged advocacy through storytelling and video production. One award will go to a nonprofit organization and another to a young filmmaker 30 and under. Their films will embody the ongoing legacy of Gary Black, APHA’s Global Public Health Film Festival co-founder. He believed that anyone could create a film and that the need for change and world betterment could be conveyed through art.

Learn the ins and out of submitting to the Call for Films.

Connect with Us

For questions and concerns or to share exciting films and media events, please email Film Festival Chair Linda Bergonzi-King.

Film Festival Committee: Linda Bergonzi-King (Chair), Pamela Luna (Feature Sessions Co-Chair and Lead),  Renata Schiavo (Feature Sessions Co-chair), Nora Lindner and Javier de la Maza Guzman. The APHA Global Public Health Film Festival is organized by APHA and members of the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section's Health Communications Working Group.

A Big Thank You To APHA's Global Public Health Film Festival Sponsor CaringCrowd.