UKABIF FILM AWARD 2019 NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES
The UKABIF Film Award 2019, sponsored by Cygnet Health Care, will acknowledge, recognise and reward a short film, of no more than three minutes duration, that raises awareness of the benefits of neurorehabilitation following an Acquired Brain Injury.
It can focus on neurorehabilitation in hospital, and/or in the community, and/or in school, and/or in prison or in connection with sport. UKABIF is encouraging entries from individuals with a brain injury, their families or carers, students, the general public, care providers and voluntary organisations, as well the rehabilitation multidisciplinary team, doctors in primary and secondary care, case managers, personal injury lawyers and social care workers. The UKABIF Film Award is open to UKABIF members and non-members in the UK.
The winner will receive £500 and the deadline for entries is the 20 September 2019 – films entered after this date will not be considered. The winner will be announced no later than the 11 November 2019.
All aspects of Acquired Brain Injury are relevant. An Acquired Brain Injury is defined as:
Any injury to the brain which has occurred following birth e.g. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), such as those caused by trauma from road traffic accidents, falls, and assaults or non-TBI, related to illness or medical conditions such as encephalitis, stroke, brain tumours and hypoxia.
To enhance the understanding of Acquired Brain Injury the film must adhere to the following criteria:
- Be impactful, relevant and to the point
- Tell the story in three minutes
- Be animated or film or purely typography, black and white or colour
- Entries are welcome from everyone that has an interest, or experience, in Acquired Brain Injury including the rehabilitation multidisciplinary team, doctors in primary and secondary care, case managers, personal injury lawyers, social care workers, voluntary organisations, care providers and individuals with a brain injury, their families or carers, students and the general public
- No more than one entry per person is allowed
- It must be the entrant’s own work
- Each entry must be accompanied by a maximum of 100 words summarising the film content
- Each entry can be shot on any equipment including DSLRs, iPhones and video cameras
- UKABIF members and non-members in the UK can enter