The APHA Global Public Health Film Festival

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The APHA Global Public Health Film Festival showcases films that explore and highlight public health locally, nationally and globally. Our film festival features public health films of all varieties. These include feature films, documentaries, narratives, public service announcements, educational videos, short clips and more. The films and related multimedia educate, inspire and encourage change for a healthier future. APHA's Global Public Health Film Festival aims to be a catalyst in the movement toward a healthier nation and globe by sparking the conversation about health in creative ways.

2016 Film Festival Featured Sessions

Chasing the Dragon The Business of Amateurs Youth Speaks

Sunday, October 30

3:30 - 5 p.m.  — Chasing the Dragon: An Up-close and Intimate Look at the Opioid Epidemic

Monday, October 31

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. — Mapping Voices and Issues for Health Equity
2- 4 p.m. — Hard to Believe: Public Health and Ethical Issues of Transplant Tourism

Tuesday, November 1

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. — Engaging Youth in Film/Media Making
2:30 - 4 p.m. — Hollywood Films and Documentaries: Traumatic Brain Injury and Sport

View the full Film Festival schedule.

Watch this short YouTube Video created by the Film Festival's organizers.

Past Film Festivals


To connect with us, inquire, and share exciting films and media events, please email Film Festival Chair Linda Bergonzi-King.

Film Festival Committee: Linda Bergonzi-King (chair), Michael Bailey, Gary Black (co-founder),  Dr. Pamela Luna, Felicia Mebane, Dr. Renata Schiavo.

The APHA Global Public Health Film Festival is organized by members of the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section's Health Communications Working Group and the International Health Section.