Planetary Health Film Prize

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

Scope of prize

Films that highlight planetary health - an emerging interdisciplinary field that focuses on the human health impacts of humanity’s vast and accelerating transformation of Earth’s natural systems.

Subject areas could include the health impacts of:

  • Degradation of natural systems
  • Climate change and biodiversity loss
  • Air, water and soil pollution
  • Population growth and urbanisation
  • Food security and malnutrition
  • Spread of vector-borne and zoonotic disease

The £10,000 Planetary Health Film Prize is 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 08 December.

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

2018 short-list

Four films have been short-listed for this year's Planetary Health Film Prize; all four are screening on Saturday 08 December at the Wellcome Collection:




The Devil We Know

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