The Real Health International short film festival returns

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The Real Health International short film festival returns

Barwon Health is proud to bring the Reel Health International Short Film Festival back to the Barwon region in 2016, in partnership with Monash Health.

The festival was held in Geelong for the first time in 2015 and is an innovative platform for filmmakers and filmgoers to talk about genuine health issues and how they affect different communities. It provides a platform to tell real stories of health through the engaging medium of film.

Showcasing 12 international films that inspire, touch and challenge audiences, the festival has the potential to start conversations which will ultimately benefit the greater health and arts communities.

Reel Health Film Festival Director, Jonathon Green, said the festival has redefined how people view health through the visual medium, and ignited passionate and meaningful conversations.

“During the festival, audiences will see films that share personal journeys and family experiences, and that are truly inspirational, thought-provoking and breathtaking,” Mr Green said.

“The short film genre is a platform that has the potential to change the paradigm of health conversations by giving a voice to the voiceless and providing an avenue for great story tellers to tell their health stories.” Filmmaker Corinne Maunder said she was looking forward to being part of the festival.

“Short films are often a labour of love and there’s rarely a budget leftover for marketing, so I was thrilled to hear Barwon Health will be screening my film My Great Uncle Peter as part of the film festival. These regional screenings will give filmmakers a rare opportunity to have their films seen by a larger audience as well as bringing the community together to discuss important health topics,” Corinne said.

Running from 4 – 29 August, 14 screenings will be held in locations such as Norlane, Barwon Heads, Winchelsea, Rokewood and Lorne.

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