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PHILADELPHIA – The American Brain Foundation is pleased to announce the winning entries to the 2014 Neuro Film Festival. The Neuro Film Festival is an annual contest presented by the American Brain Foundation to help raise awareness about why more research is needed to cure brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. GRAND PRIZE ($1,000 and a trip to Philadelphia) Awarded by a select panel of judges for the film exhibiting creativity in a technically polished presentation: “Dystonia Devin” by Devin McClernan, Kenwood, CA RUNNER-UP PRIZE ($500 and a trip to Philadelphia) Awarded by a select panel of judges: “Life is a Journey” by Douglas Browning, Kennewick, WA FAN FAVORITE AWARD (Online Recognition) Awarded by peers as a result of public voting on video entries: “My Hero, an MSA Angel Story” by Alix Sun, Sarasota, FL The Grand Prize and Runner-Up filmmakers received a trip to Philadelphia, PA, to see their videos premiered during the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting. The Fan Favorite video was shown at the Brain Health Fair during the AAN Annual Meeting. More than 66 video entries were submitted to this year’s Neuro Film Festival on a variety of neurologic conditions. The collective videos received thousands of YouTube views. To view the winning entries and the other video submissions to the Neuro Film Festival, visit http://www.NeuroFilmFestival.com. The Neuro Film Festival, in its fifth year, is sponsored by PSAV® Presentation Services. The American Brain Foundation, the foundation of the American Academy of Neurology, supports crucial research and education to discover causes, improved treatments, and cures for brain and other nervous system diseases. One in six people is affected by brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, and epilepsy. For more information about the American Brain Foundation and how you can support research, visit http://www.AmericanBrainFoundation.org or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.
The American Academy of Neurology is the world's largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 32,000 members. The AAN 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, concussion, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.