Notice: you do not have to be a member of APHA or attend the annual meeting to submit a film. If, as a non-member, you can join us, we will provide you with a free, one day pass to attend your film's session.
Held during the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting, this year's Festival will be held in Atlanta, GA, from November 4-8, 2017.
Eligible submissions should meet the following criteria:
Submitting a film/video
All films must be submitted with a synopsis or summary of the work. Film synopsis should include the following information:
Film submissions must meet the following format guidelines:
Preferred format is MP4, 1920x1080 for high definition and 720x480 for standard definition. Submitters will be provided instructions for uploading their film to APHA's Confex database via the web. Submitters are highly encouraged to include "embedded" captions into the version of their film that is uploaded for review and playback at the Film Festival. Due to time constraints, in the case of longer works that are accepted for playback, producing agencies may be asked to provide a cut-down, captioned version.
If you wish to submit accompanying materials or have difficulty mounting your video to our online platform, please contact Festival Planners. If your film is selected for The Festival, your work will be downloaded and played back from a media server.
Festival organizers encourage ALL film submissions, including independent, community-created and youth-created films. All submissions are reviewed and scored before official selection.
Films must reflect credible facts (science) and recommendations and may not misrepresent or distort facts. Films with public health significance in the USA and/or globally are essential. Films and videos will be grouped into broad topic areas. Some films may be in general sessions and others may be placed in featured sessions as determined by film festival planners.
Linda Bergonzi-King, MPH
64 Highland Avenue
Guilford, CT 06437
800 I St, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Gary Black, BA
Nora Lindner, MPH
Department of Social Behavior and Community Health
University at Albany School of Public Health
1 University Place
Rensselaer, NY 12144