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2016 Neuro Film Festival

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Neuro Film Festival!

GRAND PRIZE and FAN FAVORITE AWARD
Agusta Fanney for her moving documentary “Human Timebombs,” which looks into the life of Sunna Valdis, a nine-year-old girl in Reykjavik, Iceland, and other children from around the world with alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC), a rare neurological disorder caused by a mutation in the gene ATP1A3.

RUNNER-UP PRIZE
Katie Brandt for “Love is Out There: A Story of Love, Loss, and Resilience in the Face of Frontotemporal Dementia,” a very personal and touching account of the loss of her husband, Mike, to this vicious disease resulting in the hope of raising awareness about this rare disorder to help other families navigate the struggle of caring for a loved one with FTD.

Sixty-six video entries about a variety of neurologic conditions were submitted to the 2016 Neuro Film Festival. View all video entries.


The Neuro Film Festival is an online video contest that aims to raise awareness about the need for why more funding is needed for research into the prevention, treatment, and cure of brain disease.

Participants are encouraged to share their story about the impacts of brain disease, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, brain injury, ALS, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and others. These stories inspire others and educate people about the need for more brain disease research.

Presented by the American Academy of Neurology.


Neuro Film Festival Competition Rules and Guidelines


View the 2016 Neuro Film Festival Rules and Guidelines

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 Academy of Neurology and its affiliated organizations.


Neuro Film Festival Press Releases


July 7, 2016


March 25, 2016


December 4, 2015


2015 Neuro Film Festival Winners


GRAND PRIZE
The Curse: The Bhutan Epilepsy Project by Farrah J. Mateen, MD, PhD, Cambridge, MA

RUNNER-UP PRIZE
Looks Like Laury Sounds Like Laury by Pamela Hogan, New York, NY

FAN FAVORITE AWARD
Changing the Face of Parkinson'sby Jennifer Cody, Richardson, TX


2014 Neuro Film Festival Winners


GRAND PRIZE
Dystonia Devin by Devin McClernan, Kenwood, CA

RUNNER-UP PRIZE
Life is a Journey by Douglas Browning, Kennewick, WA

FAN FAVORITE AWARD
My Hero an MSA Angel Story by Alix Sun, Sarasota, FL


2013 Neuro Film Festival Winners


GRAND PRIZE
Hope for HumaNS by Suzanne Gazda, San Antonio, TX

RUNNER-UP PRIZE
Epillepsy by Ingrid pfau, Bozeman, MT

FAN FAVORITE AWARD
Little Heroes by Paola Leone, Stratford, NJ


2012 Neuro Film Festival Winners


GRAND PRIZE
The Astronaut's Secret by Zach Jankovic

RUNNER-UP PRIZE
Duchenne with a Future: The Power to Live by Patrick Moeschen

FAN FAVORITE AWARD
Multiple System Atrophy MSA by Paola Vermeer


2011 Neuro Film Festival Winners


GRAND PRIZE
Calling on Her by Amanda Voisard of Syracuse, NY

RUNNER-UP PRIZE
Often Awesome, The Series by Andy Coon of Greensboro, NC

FAN FAVORITE AWARD
Hope and a Clinical Trial to Halt MS by David Bexfield of Albuquerque, NM


2010 Neuro Film Festival Winners


FILMMAKER PRIZE
Tracking Evan: Caring, By the Numbers by Peter von Elling of Falls Church, Virginia.

STORYTELLER PRIZE
CJD, A Personal Story by Shenly Glenn of San Francisco, California.

FAN FAVORITE PRIZE
Tracking Evan: Caring, By the Numbers by Peter von Elling of Falls Church, Virginia.