The APHA Global Public Health Film Festival features public health films of all varieties (feature films, documentaries, narratives, public service announcements, educational videos, short clips, etc.) and related multimedia that demonstrate, educate, inspire, and encourage change for a healthier future. The APHA Global Public Health Film Festival showcases films from around the world that explore and highlight public health locally, nationally, and globally and will be presented at the APHA Annual Meeting.
The APHA Global Public Health Film Festival is seeking films that embody the following categories:
Eligible submissions should meet the following criteria:
Submitting a Film/Video:
All films must be s part of a submission. Film submissions should include the following information:
- If you wish to submit more extensive supporting evidence or accompanying materials, please submit this information via email to GPHFilmFest@gmail.com
Film submissions must meet the following format guidelines:
- If you have difficulty mounting your video to an online platform or meeting the length guidelines, please contact GPHFilmFest@gmail.com
All films submitted to the APHA Global Public Health Film Festival will be peer reviewed before they are accepted for screening. Films must reflect accepted public health science, findings and recommendations and may not misrepresent or distort facts. Both U.S. and international films are encouraged. Videos that pair health communication strategy with professional production are especially welcome. Accepted films and videos will be grouped into sessions based upon approach, target audience, topic and length. Each Festival session will last 90 minutes.
If your film is selected for the APHA Global Public Health Film Festival, your work will be downloaded as a media file and played back from a media server at the Film Festival. Accepted films that are longer than the 15 minute submission may be eligible for longer viewing at the discretion of the Program Organizer.
The Film Festival provides a fully equipped meeting room with Internet access, LCD projection capability and theaterquality video projection with stereo audio. There is no additional cost to participants for use of this equipment.
In order for these sessions to be approved for continuing education credit, each submitter must complete the online submission form, including one or more measurable objectives, conflict of interest disclosure and more. If you would like your film to be eligible for a session that receives Continuing Education Credits, please read the Continuing Education Credit section below and comply with all guidelines.
We strongly encourage film/video submitters to caption their videos so all viewers can fully participate in the Film Festival. Films produced in another language must include captioning or dubbing in English.
There are many programs available that enable video captioning. We do not endorse any specific programs. However, one free and easy‐to‐use tool is YouTube’s closed captioning functionality, which uses speech recognition software to caption videos and allows caption editing before syncing. Alternatively, to maximize the quality of your captioned video/film, you can have your film transcribed first and then sync the text with your video through any commercially available captioning program.
Continuing Education Credit
APHA provides continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, health educators and others certified in public health. When entering a submission, please complete all required information so attendees can earn credit for attending the session in which your film is included. These credits are necessary for many practicing public health professionals to keep their licenses and credentials.
For a session to be eligible for continuing education credit, each presenter must provide the following:
Thank you for your assistance in making your session worthy of credit. Contact Annette Ferebee at email@example.com or Evangeline Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions concerning continuing education.
Naomi Ranz-Schleifer, MPH, Chair, APHA Global Public Health Film Festival
Global Public Health Film Festival
Greensboro, VT 05841
Pamela Luna, DrPH, MEd
Professional Development/Curriculum and Instruction/Community Organizing/Program Management
Consultant-PJ Luna Consulting
Riverside, CA 92507