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Public Health Film SIG

The Faculty of Public Health's (FPH's) Public Health Film Special Interest Group (SIG) has been established to advance knowledge in the field of public health films and their application in protecting and improving people's health and wellbeing. The SIG will:

  • Share good practice and knowledge on the benefits of using public health films to improve health literacy, promote positive health behaviours and influence health outcomes
  • Encourage and support the development of local public health film networks
  • Develop international public health collaborations based upon the use of film and encourage the use of films within existing international public health networks
  • Advise on the film-related content to be included in the educational curriculum of FPH including membership examinations and the guidance for continuing education
  • Make recommendations for training placements related to public health films, including providing guidance on the quality of training for public health films
  • Support the screening of films and the provision of film-related workshops during the FPH annual conference.
International Public Health Film Competition

In 2024, the UK FPH Public Health Film SIG is working with the Public Health Film Society on the Public Health Film Festival (PHFF) and International Public Health Film Competition (IPHFC). These events will focus on new public health challenges in the post-pandemic world, especially the growing influence of AI (Artificial Intelligence) on Public Health.

SIG members will be involved in helping to screen film submissions, supporting the judging committee to select the award winners and supporting the PHFS to run the PHFF. Please contact us if you would like to be involved.

Film submissions to the IPHFC are free and open to all through FilmFreeway. The deadline for entries is 1st September 2024.

Entries will be judged by a panel of public health and film experts as well as co-opted judges with expertise in AI, with winners of the ‘Best Overall Film’ and ‘Best film related to AI and Public Health’ announced on 1st November. Winning films will be screened as part of the Public Health Film Festival in December 2024.


The Public Health Film Special Interest Group is chaired by Uy Hoang: and reports to the Faculty's Health Improvement Committee.

Join the Public Health Film SIG

FPH members can join this SIG by logging into their FPH members’ portal account, selecting the ‘Committees/SIGs’ button and choosing the correct SIG. You will then be asked to provide a few details, following which your application will be automatically approved. Further details on FPH membership are available here.

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