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Planetary Health Film Prize

The £10,000 Planetary Health Film Prize is currently supported through a two-year partnership with the Planetary Health Alliance.

Scope of prize

We are looking for new films on any aspect of planetary health, including the degradation of natural systems, climate change, biodiversity loss, resource scarcity, global pollution, and/or land use change and their impacts on human health including through nutritional impacts, infectious disease exposure, mental health effects, displacement and conflict, and/or non-communicable diseases. 

The films will be grounded in robust and evidenced science, with strong and compelling storylines and can showcase the problems, the solutions, or both. 

The £10,000 prize will be awarded to the film that sets out the most compelling case and call to action.

The call to action could be an advocacy, education or other impact initiative. It should be carefully budgeted with achievable, measurable milestones.

The prize could be used to fund a discrete element within an existing advocacy or education initiative, or impact campaign – or to further develop an existing plan

Films that fall within the scope of the prize will be shortlisted from submissions and the prize will be announced at the Global Health Film Festival on Saturday 07 December 2019.

Scoring criteria

Shortlisted films are judged by a panel of planetary health experts and film-makers; criteria include:

  • Scientific credibility
  • Strength of planetary health messages
  • Creativity and innovation of call to action
  • A carefully considered budget
  • Evidence that this £10,000 prize will make a tangible and meaningful difference

2019 short list


Eating Animals


2019 prize winner

This year's winning film was the excellent 2040 by Damon Gameau

Global Health Film is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1179829 and company number 10436509. Registered address: 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE
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