ST. PAUL, Minn. – People who have loved ones affected by a brain disorder or have been affected by a disorder themselves are encouraged to share their story by submitting a short video to the 2011 Neuro Film FestivalSM competition at http://www.neurofilmfestival.com. The second annual contest, presented by the American Academy of Foundation, aims to raise awareness through video about the need to raise more money for research into the prevention, treatment and cure of brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
The deadline for video submissions is February 15, 2011, at http://www.neurofilmfestival.com.
Winners of the 2011 Neuro Film Festival could win up to $1,000 and a chance to attend the Neuro Film Festival in Hawaii on April 10, 2011, in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology’s 63rd Annual Meeting, which is the world’s largest meeting of neurologists.
Last year’s event was the first of its kind for the American Academy of Neurology Foundation. “The 2010 Neuro Film Festival exceeded our expectations with more than 65 videos accepted into the contest,” said Christine E. Phelps, Deputy Executive Director of the American Academy of Neurology Foundation. “Because of the compelling and heartfelt stories submitted to the Neuro Film Festival, we’re able to raise awareness about the need to donate to the American Academy of Neurology Foundation to support research, which may ultimately lead to treatments or cures for hundreds of devastating brain disorders.”
Video submissions to the Neuro Film Festival should be made at http://www.neurofilmfestival.com by February 15, 2011. Videos should be no more than five minutes in length. Each film should include the phrase, “Let’s put our brains together to support brain research. Visit www.neurofilmfestival.com.”
A video showing how to submit to the Neuro Film Festival is available at http://www.neurofilmfestival.com, on the Neuro Film Festival’s YouTube channel and via the Neuro Film Festival page on Facebook®.
For a complete list of contest rules, visit http://www.neurofilmfestival.com.
The Neuro Film Festival is sponsored by PSAV® Presentation Services.The American Academy of Neurology Foundation (AAN Foundation) raises money to support vital research into the prevention, treatment and cure of brain disorders. The AAN Foundation is committed to improving patient care, quality of life and public understanding of the brain and other neurologic disorders. The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 22,000 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 multiple sclerosis, restless legs syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, narcolepsy, and stroke. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology and the AAN Foundation, visit http://www.aan.com.