APHA Public Health Film Festival

APHA Global Public Health Film Festival

Join Us For the Show!

APHA's 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 types and topics, including this year's theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health, that explore and highlight public health locally, nationally and globally. Our goal is to show films that demonstrate, educate, inspire, and encourage a change for a healthier future.

The Film Festival includes:

  • Feature Film sessions (FF): invited films that are followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers and topic experts. 
  • General Film sessions (GF): films that are 30 minutes and under. They include animations, documentaries, narratives, shorts, promos and PSAs.

Film Festival Session Schedule:

APHA Film Festival Opening Kick-off Event
FF - Sustainability: Within Our Means, Within Our Reach

Sunday, Nov 3, 2 - 4:30 p.m.

8 Bilion Angels Girl Rising

Join Terry Spahr (8 Billion Angels), Travis Rieder (8 Billion Angels), Kate Cho (8 Billion Angels) and Amita Vyas (Girl Rising) for films and conversation that flip the switch on the "doom and gloom" narrative about a sustainable world, to one of extraordinary possibilities for all kind. Watch four films with intimate life stories from around the globe captured vividly on film.

Watch the trailers: 8 Billion Angels ꟾ Girl Rising ꟾ Brave Girl Rising ꟾ Girl Rising: Where Are They Now? code: Senna2018

GF - Chronic Lives: Living with a Chronic Illness
Monday, Nov. 4, 8:30 - 10 a.m.

FF - Mental Health Equity: A Look at the Impact of Personal Stories and Stigma
Monday, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

GF - Healthy Community, Health Nation
Monday, Nov. 4, 12: 15 - 12: 45 p.m. (lunch time shorts)

FF - If You Knew, What Would You Do? Strength-based strategies to stop sexual exploitation and violence
Monday, Nov. 4, 1 - 2:45 p.m.

Movie posters for The Bystander Moment, Brian Heart World, and Little Red

Join us for a thought-provoking, motivating and solution-oriented film session and critical conversation about acquiring knowledge and building strategies to prevent and interrupt sexual violence and sexual exploitation. Hear from international experts Jackson Katz (The Bystander Moment) and Mary Mazzio (I Am Little Red) in an exclusive video introduction for APHA attendees. Engage with our panel of experts: Garrett Jonsson (Fight the New Drug), Lisa Goldblatt Grace (My Life My Choice), and Heather LaRocca (The Salvation Army' s New Day To Stop Trafficking Program).

Watch the trailers: The Bystander Moment ꟾ The World ꟾ I Am Little Red

GF - Addicted Nation
Monday, Nov. 4, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

GF - Sick Planet
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 - 10 a.m.

FF - Social Discrimination and Health Equity
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

GF - Climate's Effect on Health
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 12:15 - 12:55 p.m. (lunch time shorts)

GF - Health of the Vulnerable
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

GF - Community Building Through Health I
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

GF - Community Building Through Health II
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

GF - Closing the Gap
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 8:30 - 10 a.m.

GF - Is Disease Rising?
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

GF - Healthy Together
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 12:30 - 2 p.m.