Call for Entries: Submit a Video to 2010 Neuro Film Festival

November 4, 2009

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People who have compelling stories to share regarding how they or a loved one has been affected by a brain disorder are invited to submit a short video to the 2010 Neuro Film Festival, an AAN Foundation event that aims to raise awareness about brain disorders and the need to support research into preventions, treatments and cures. The deadline to enter is February 16, 2010. In addition to getting the word out to patients and their families, AAN members also can submit a film.

"We need the public, especially patients and caregivers, to submit short videos to the Neuro Film Festival to help us show why more research is needed into brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, migraine, autism, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, ALS, and stroke," said Christine E. Phelps, Deputy Executive Director of the AAN and AAN Foundation. "Tell us your story or the story of a loved one affected by neurologic disorders and you could win up to $1,500 and a chance to have your video shown at the Neuro Film Festival in Toronto in conjunction with the Academy's 62nd Annual Meeting."

Entrants will be eligible to win either the $500 Storyteller Prize or the $1,000 Filmmaker Prize for films exhibiting more technical expertise. Entries will also appear on the Neuro Film Festival website and will be eligible for the Fan Favorite contest, voted on by the public. One winning Fan Favorite video will receive a $500 prize.

Videos must be two to seven minutes in length. Each short film must include the phrase, "Let's put our brains together to support brain research."

For a complete list of contest rules and to enter your film, visit the 2010 Neuro Film Festival page. A video showing how to submit to the Neuro Film Festival is available on the website.

For more information, contact Andrew Halverson at ahalverson@aan.com or (651) 695-2757.

Neuro Film Festival is sponsored by PSAV® Presentation Services.