Forget Cannes and Sundance. Aspiring filmmakers now have a new venue to showcase their work. But this festival isn't for edge-of-your-seat political thrillers or artsy foreign flicks.
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The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, a Washington-based group known as APIC with more than 13,000 members, recently announced it has begun accepting entries for an infection-prevention-and-control-themed film festival, which will take place at its next annual conference in Baltimore in June 2011.
Informational videos, animated films, short documentaries, and even humorous looks at infection prevention are all fair game, says APIC, as long as entries tell a compelling story and run no longer than 10 minutes. The winner will receive free registration to the conference, and the top film will be screened before a live audience. If you wanna get your Scorsese or Woody Allen on for healthcare, the details are available at bit.ly/cBB56d.
“We hope our members will be inspired to share best practices in infection prevention, stories of those personally affected by healthcare-associated infections, or personal reflections on these issues,” says Vickie Brown, APIC's 2011 conference chair. It's too early to make predictions on the number of entries, an APIC spokeswoman says, but the association is hoping for a big response: “We're really open to any type of story and, although we've been telling our members about it, anyone is eligible to enter, including patients.”
Outliers is hoping for a good love story.
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