APHA Public Health Film Festival

APHA Global Public Health Film Festival

The APHA Public Health Film Festival is a unique component of the Annual Meeting. The festival offers a versatile way to learn, raise awareness, improve understanding, and spark the conversation about health in creative ways. The film festival features public health films of all types and topics, including theme-related pieces and those that explore and highlight public health locally, nationally and globally. Our goal is to screen films that demonstrate, educate, inspire and encourage a change for a healthier future. The Film Festival includes:

  • Feature Film sessions — Full-length films that are followed by a panel discussion with invited filmmakers and topic experts.
  • Short Film sessions  — Films that are 30 minutes and under. They include short animations, documentaries, narratives, promos and PSAs.

2021 Call for Films 

Each year, we open a Call for Films for short films that will be screened during the Annual Meeting. These films are placed in topics categories like substance abuse and addiction, depression, exercise and wellness, HIV transmission and prevention, obesity and weight management, trauma, violence, nutrition, disaster medicine/management, climate change, geriatrics/aging, health equity, immunizations, women’s health, and more. We also encourage submissions related to the 2021 meeting theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness."

All deadlines are June 10: