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Neuro Film Festival Online Video Competition

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Neuro Film Festival. The winning videos were announced on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

GRAND PRIZE ($1,000 and a trip to Washington, DC)
Awarded by a select panel of judges for the film exhibiting creativity in a technically polished presentation: “The Curse: The Bhutan Epilepsy Project” by Farrah J. Mateen, MD, Cambridge, MA, depicts the story of Karma, a boy with epilepsy in the remote, Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.

RUNNER-UP PRIZE ($500 and a trip to Washington, DC)
Awarded by a select panel of judges: “Looks Like Laury Sounds Like Laury”by Pamela Hogan, New York, NY, a profound personal portrait of Laury Sacks, an ebullient actress and doting mother with a reputation as the quickest wit in the room who, at the age of 46, began a long, inexorable descent into frontotemporal dementia.

FAN FAVORITE AWARD (Online Recognition)
Awarded by peers as a result of public voting on video entries: “Changing the Face of Parkinson's” by Jennifer Cody, Richardson, TX.

The Neuro Film Festival aims to raise awareness about the need for why more funding is needed for research into the prevention, treatment, and cure of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, brain injury, ALS, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and others.

Presented by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation.

Sponsored by PSAV Presentation Services.


Neuro Film Festival Competition Rules and Guidelines


View the 2015 Neuro Film Festival Rules and Guidelines

View the 2015 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, American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation and its affiliated organizations.


Neuro Film Festival Press Releases

April 21, 2015

March 4, 2015

December 3, 2014

April 29, 2014

March 19, 2014

November 11, 2013


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.