Applications for 2017 Global Health Crossover Lab now open!

14 September 2017

Do you have an exciting idea with a focus on a global health issue that uses technology and storytelling to reach audiences beyond traditional screens? Apply now to take part in a three-day lab to develop and pitch immersive media projects on a Global Health issue with a chance of securing £5,000 in development funding.

Projects can be 360/VR, Mixed Reality, Apps, Art Installations, Live Events and Performances, Interactive Online Experiences, Webdocs – anything that goes beyond film and TV screens.

Delivered by our partners at Crossover, this three-day lab is open to global health advocates, filmmakers, emerging VR producers, immersive media producers, digital media specialists, artists, creatives, or anyone who wants to use immersive media to engender debate, or create real world change, around global health issues.

The workshop will involve mentoring, development of story and concept, pitch-training and outreach strategies, from a team of expert mentors drawn from the worlds of Film and TV, Immersive Media, Journalism and Impact Strategy, as well as Medical Experts and Global Health Advocates.

The lab be a space to develop ideas prior to pitching in front of a multidisciplinary panel of judges at the Global Health Film Festival on 08-09 December at the Barbican, with the opportunity of winning a £5,000 development award, made possible thanks to ongoing generous support from The Lancet. The winning team will also receive on-going mentoring from Crossover as part of their award.

During the three-day lab graphic designers will be on hand to create professional assets for the pitch that can be retained by all participants and global health specialists will be available to strengthen the scientific and/or medical basis of the concepts.

Global health topics of interest to us include - but are not limited to:

Mental health
Refugee Health
Climate Change
Maternal and Neonatal Health
Healthy Aging
LGBTQ Rights
Emerging Infections
Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

The application deadline is 31 October 2017more information and application details here.


Gerri McHugh Gerri McHugh

GHFi Director

Gerri McHugh is Director of the Global Health Film initiative, and was until end July 2016, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and President of the Federation of European Societies of Tropical Medicine and International Health. Her academic interests...