UKABIF Film Awards 2018 now open for entries

Posted in Industry News,News Review,Online First on 11th Apr 2018

 

The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) Film Award 2018, sponsored by Elysium Neurological, is now open for entries from everyone that has an interest, or experience, in Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

This year’s UKABIF Film Award will acknowledge, recognise and reward a short film, of no more than 30 seconds duration that enhances the understanding of ABI.  UKABIF is inviting submissions that mirror its key priorities that are being discussed by the All Party Parliamentary Group on ABI i.e. neurorehabilitation in hospital and/or in the community, or about brain injury in the context of school, prison or sport.

Andrew Bateman, UKABIF Chair said:

We’ve launched the Film Award in Brain Awareness Week to raise awareness of ABI and the need for neurorehabilitation.  A 30-second film will have social media applications so entries must be relevant, impactful, and very much to the point. The winners will be announced at our Annual Conference on the 5thNovember 2018.

Joy Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer, Elysium Healthcare said:

We’re delighted to be sponsoring this Film Award.  Neurorehabilitation is an essential part of the patient care pathway following an ABI, and it will be interesting to see how entrants get that message across in their films.

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.

There are four prizes of £250 to the winners.   The deadline for entries is the 28thSeptember 2018 – films entered after this date will not be considered.  Winners will be announced no later than the 5thNovember 2018.

For further information and details on how to enter please visit: www.ukabif.org.uk/filmaward

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