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2013 Neuro Film Festival

Deadline: January 31, 2013
The American Brain Foundation, the foundation for the American Academy of Neurology, is calling on all neurology patients, caregivers, and others to submit a short video to its 2013 Neuro Film Festival telling their story about why more money for research is needed in finding cures for brain diseases. Winners could win up to $1,000 and a trip to San Diego, California. The deadline to enter is January 31, 2013.

Now in its fourth year, the Neuro Film Festival aims to raise awareness about the need to donate money for research into the prevention, treatment, and cure of brain and nervous system diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. Since 2010, more than more than 300 films have been submitted with more than 100,000 video views.
For questions, please contact NeuroFilmFestival@aan.com.

Neuro Film Festival Contest Rules and Guidelines

View the 2013 Neuro Film Festival Rules and Guidelines

View the 2013 Neuro Film Festival Prizes and Judging Criteria

List of Brain and Nervous System Diseases


The views expressed in the films are those of the entrants and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the American Brain Foundation and its affiliated organizations.

Neuro Film Festival: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Neuro Film Festival?
A: The Neuro Film Festival is a contest held by the American Brain Foundation to help raise awareness about brain and nervous system diseases and the need to support research into preventions, treatments, and cures.

Q: Who is the American Brain Foundation?
A: The American Brain Foundation, the foundation of the American Academy of Neurology, is an independent organization that aims to become the world's leader in raising money to cure brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease, autism, and epilepsy.

Q: How can I enter my video?
A: Submitting your video is easy. Just follow the submission form. Be sure you submit your entry as a video response to How to Submit a Video.

Q: Do I have to be an expert filmmaker to enter my video?
A: No, you do not need to be an expert to enter your video. Any video telling a story about someone with a brain disorder is eligible.

Q: Can film students, video hobbyists, or film-industry professionals submit an entry to the contest?
A: Yes, filmmakers of all experience levels are encouraged to enter.

Q: I'm an educator, how can I incorporate the Neuro Film Festival into my curriculum?
A: Have a look at the letter to educators. You can also download the printable poster to hang in your classroom.

Q: I want to make my video about _[disorder]_, is it considered a neurologic disorder?
A: View a complete index of neurologic disorders, all of which are acceptable for entry.

Q: I'm having issues viewing the YouTube clip or uploading my film to YouTube.
A: YouTube provides technical help through their parent, Google. Be sure that you submit your film as a video response to the 2013 Neuro Film Festival How to Submit a Video.

Q: Can my video be longer than 5:00 minutes?
A: No. Videos longer than 5:00 minutes will not be accepted. For example, a video at 5 minutes and 2 seconds would not be accepted.
For questions, please contact NeuroFilmFestival@aan.com.

2012 Neuro Film Festival Winners

The American Brain Foundation is pleased to announce the winning entries for its 2012 Neuro Film Festival, a contest to raise awareness through video about the need to support research into the prevention, treatment and cure of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.
GRAND PRIZE ($1,000 and a trip to New Orleans)
Awarded by a panel of judges for the film exhibiting creativity in a technically polished presentation:
The Astronaut's Secret by Zach Jankovic
RUNNER-UP PRIZE ($500)
Awarded by a select panel of judges:
Duchenne with a Future: The Power to Live by Patrick Moeschen
FAN FAVORITE AWARD (Online Recognition)
Awarded by peers as a result of public voting on video entries:
Multiple System Atrophy MSA by Paola Vermeer
Nearly 300 films have been submitted since the Festival began in 2010. Click the button above to watch the videos now.
To donate to research through the American Brain Foundation, visit www.buyabrain.org.

Neuro Film Festival Tools for Teachers

Download Classroom Poster

Print Letter to Film Schools

For questions, please contact NeuroFilmFestival@aan.com.
The Neuro Film Festival is sponsored by
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