Rare Disease UK is holding the UK’s first ever ‘Rare Film Festival’ on 10 February 2020, and are inviting all patient organisations to submit their own films.

To take part in the festival, Rare Disease UK is accepting the following film entries:

  • A pre-existing film produced within the last two years (this can be produced in-house, or co-produced with an external agency or company)
  • A new film
  • Apply to be matched with an aspiring filmmaker, who will produce the video for you (apply on the Rare Disease UK website by 25 October)

Entrants can submit their films to be considered for up to eight different award categories. The deadline for film submissions is on 5 January 2020. The competition winners will be selected by a panel of judges and their films will be screened at a high profile event at Regent Street Cinema in central London. The event will be attended by all major rare disease stakeholders including clinicians, researchers, healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical companies and all other major Rare Disease UK supporters. There will also be a screening of the winning films in Wales during February – watch the space for further details! 

To find out more information on the rare film festival, please visit the Rare Disease UK website, or email Parisa at parisa.rahim@geneticalliance.org.uk