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2013 Neuro Film Festival Contest

Published November 1, 2012

Your students are invited to submit a short film to the 2013 Neuro Film Festival, a contest by the American Brain Foundation, telling their story about why more research is needed into finding cures for brain disorders. Winners could receive up to $1,000 and a trip to San Diego. The deadline to enter is January 31, 2013, at

Now in its fourth year, the Neuro Film Festival aims to raise awareness about the need to donate money for research into the prevention, treatment and cure of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Last year, more than 100 films were submitted, many from film students, and more than 100,000 votes cast.

Please include the Neuro Film Festival in your curriculum and post the enclosed posters in prominent locations and discuss this unique opportunity with your students.

Contest Rules:

  • Deadline is January 31, 2013
  • Videos must be submitted through
  • Videos should be no more than 5:00 minutes in length
  • The phrase “Let’s put our brains together to cure brain disease. Visit” should be included in the video

A video showing how to submit to the Neuro Film Festival is available at www.NeuroFilmFestival.comon the Neuro Film Festival’s YouTube channel at and via the Neuro Film Festival page on Facebook. For a complete list of contest rules, film categories, and downloadable posters, visit

Winners could receive up to $1,000 and a chance to attend the Neuro Film Festival in San Diego on Friday, March 22, in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting, the world’s largest meeting of neurologists.

With one in six people in the United States alone affected by brain disease, chances are your students know someone who is affected … and we need their story to help us make the case for why more research through the American Brain Foundation is needed to find cures.

Visit today to help your students get started with this unique filmmaking opportunity!


We look forward to seeing your students’ submissions!

John C, Mazziotta, MD, PhD, FAAN
C hair, American Brain Foundation


The American Brain Foundation, the foundation of the American Academy of Neurology, supports vital research & education to discover causes, improved treatments, and cures for brain and other nervous system diseases. Learn more at

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 25,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit

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