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HONOLULU – With a record 108 films submitted and more than 100,000 votes from the public cast, the American Academy of Neurology Foundation is pleased to announce today the winning entries for its 2011 Neuro Film Festival, a contest to raise awareness through video about the need to support research into the prevention, treatment and cure of brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. GRAND PRIZE ($1,000 and a trip to Hawaii) Awarded by a panel of judges for the film exhibiting creativity in a technically polished presentation: Calling on Her by Amanda Voisard of Syracuse, NY RUNNER-UP PRIZE ($500 and a trip to Hawaii) Awarded by a select panel of judges: Often Awesome, The Series by Andy Coon of Greensboro, NC FAN FAVORITE AWARD (Online Recognition) Awarded by peers as a result of public voting on video entries: Hope and a Clinical Trial to Halt MS by David Bexfield of Albuquerque, NM To view the winning entries and the other video submissions to the Neuro Film Festival contest, visit http://www.neurofilmfestival.com. The winning films were announced and screened at the Neuro Film Festival in Honolulu, during Brain Health Awareness Week, which is in conjunction with the Academy’s 63rd Annual Meeting, the world’s largest meeting of neurologists. To donate to brain research through the American Academy of Neurology Foundation, visit http://www.buyabrain.org. 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 brain and other neurologic disorders. The American Academy of Neurology, an association of 24,000 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.