There will be an additional prize awarded this year for a short film submitted to our competition with a health-related theme. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner up on behalf of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research.
The University of Bristol-based Institute will award the prize. Bristol-born Elizabeth Blackwell was a pioneering figure in medical sciences: she was both the first woman to receive a medical degree in the US and the first woman added to the British General Medical Council’s register.
Elizabeth fought challenge after challenge to bring change in public health, healthcare and medical education as well as leading on social and moral reforms during her lifetime. Within three years of her 1849 graduation, 20 more women had followed in her footsteps and graduated from medical schools in the US.
Feeling inspired by Elizabeth’s story? Challenges in health are far from over, and the social challenges are as important as the scientific ones. We want to see your short films – whether they unveil complexities of lab research or tell stories of activists that push for real change. This could include an exploration of women in the workplace, or the inclusion of wider communities in addressing health challenges or improving education.
The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute will award £150 to the winner and £50 to the runner up. To be considered, just submit your film to our Festival via FilmFreeway under the appropriate category (i.e. Science Fact Amateur or Professional) and you’ll automatically be considered for the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute health film prize.
Already submitted your film? We don’t make final decisions until after the competition closing date of May 1st 2021. If you have already submitted your film on a health-related topic, it’ll automatically be eligible for the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute prize.
Any questions, please get in touch. Good luck!