Deadline: 31 January 2024

5th call opens from 1 November 2023 until 31 January 2024.

The fifth Health for All Film Festival (HAFF) official selection of about 90 short films will be presented to the public in April 2024 via the  WHO YouTube channel and WHO Health for All Film Festival homepage. Winners from this selection will be announced by mid-May 2024.

As for each previous edition, we invite public health institutions from around the world, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), communities, activists and students in public health, film schools, and other relevant domains to submit their original short films championing a health issue. Independent filmmakers, production companies, and TV broadcasters are also invited to participate.

When submitting a short film, the copyright owner of the film has to choose one category of competition among the three described below:

1. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) – films about mental health, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and other UHC stories linked to communicable diseases not part of emergencies;

2. Health Emergencies – films about health emergencies, such as COVID-19, Monkeypox, Ebola, disaster relief, and health in conflict settings;

3. Better Health and Well-being – films about environmental and social determinants of health as well as other non-medical conditions for good health, such as nutrition, sanitation, pollution, gender, physical activity, and/or health promotion or health education.

For each of these three GRAND PRIX categories, candidates can submit short documentaries, fiction films or animation films of three to eight minutes in length.

In addition, the HAFF’s special focus this year is on Physical Activity and Health, and Migrants and Refugees Health.


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