Greater than 1000 movie makers from over 110 nations have submitted quick movies for the third version of the WHO Well being for All Movie Competition (HAFF), on themes starting from the trauma of battle to dwelling with COVID-19. Some 70 movies have been chosen for the shortlist, which will likely be reviewed by worldwide actors and growth leaders, earlier than the announcement of the winners in mid-Might 2022.
This huge participation from sufferers, well being employees, well being activists, NGOs, college students, public establishments, in addition to from skilled movie makers, demonstrates the potential of the Competition to contribute to well being promotion and schooling. Together with the submissions acquired in 2022, virtually 3500 movies have been registered by the competition since its launch in 2020, many particularly made for the initiative.
“The success of the WHO Well being for All Movie Competition mirrors the nice curiosity and heightened consciousness globally within the significance of well being and making certain persons are capable of attain the very best ranges of bodily and psychological well-being,” mentioned WHO Director-Common Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “The big selection of topics featured on this yr’s submissions, and the excessive calibre of judges, underscores the rising significance of the competition as a platform to deliver pressing well being points to the general public’s consideration.”
The next distinguished professionals, artists and activists, joined by three WHO senior specialists, comprise this yr’s competition jury: Sharon Stone (actor from the USA); Emilia Clarke (actor from the UK); Mia Maestro (actor from Argentina); Anita Abada (producer from Nigeria); Eddie Ndopu (UN SDGs Advocate from South Africa), and Dr Eckart von Hirschhausen (TV presenter from Germany).
The 70 shortlisted movies can be found to view on-line in six playlists, one for every of the three fundamental competitors classes: Common Well being Protection, Well being emergencies, and Higher well being and well-being, in addition to three extra on Rehabilitation, Well being innovation and Very Brief Movies.
An extra playlist – out of competitors – will likely be revealed by the top of March to contribute to the 2022 World Well being Day theme of “Our Planet, Our Well being”. This playlist will collect submissions from all three HAFF editions, in addition to different productions from WHO and different United Nations businesses.
A variety of well being matters are coated by the brand new 2022 choice: trauma of wars; noncommunicable illnesses, together with psychological well being points; incapacity; malaria; communicable illnesses, together with COVID-19, HIV-AIDS; in addition to environmental and social components of well being, together with gender-based violence, highway security and air pollution. The advantages of sports activities and humanities on well being are additionally a part of this choice.
The general public is inspired to decide on one of many movies that they wish to champion and remark about its story / matter, earlier than tenth of Might 2022. Feedback could be posted of their social media utilizing #Film4health or by way of the YouTube playlists obtainable from the Competition’s web site (hyperlink beneath) in addition to WHO’s YouTube channel. Some feedback from the general public will likely be featured throughout the HAFF digital Awards Ceremony in mid-Might.
Within the coming weeks, jurors will overview the shortlisted movies and advocate winners to the WHO Director-Common, who will make the ultimate choice. Three “GRAND PRIX” and 4 particular prizes will likely be introduced mid-Might throughout an internet Awards Ceremony adopted by a sequence of on-line discussions with winners and jurors.
For extra particulars on the official choice, the jury composition and additional data, please go to https://www.who.int/film-festival