UKABIF Short Film Award 2018
UKABIF FILM AWARD 2018 NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES
The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) Film Award 2018, sponsored by Elysium Neurological, is now open for entries from everyone that has an interest, or experience, in Acquired Brain Injury.
This year’s UKABIF Film Award will acknowledge, recognise and reward a short film, of no more than 30 seconds duration that enhances the understanding of Acquired Brain Injury. It can focus on neurorehabilitation in hospital, and/or in the community, and/or in school, and/or in prison or in connection with sport.
UKABIF is encouraging entries from individuals with a brain injury, their families or carers, students, the general public, care providers and voluntary organisations, as well the rehabilitation multidisciplinary team, doctors in primary and secondary care, case managers, personal injury lawyers and social care workers. The UKABIF Film Award is open to UKABIF members and non-members in the UK.
There are four prizes of £250 to the winners. The deadline for entries is the 28th September 2018 – films entered after this date will not be considered. Winners will be announced no later than the 5th November 2018.
Winners of the 2017 Film Award
Edinburgh Headway Group for Nothing Short of a Lifeline
This film sheds light on how lives and futures can be altered in an instant as a result of a brain injury. We know that brain injury can affect personalities as well as a person’s cognitive and physical abilities. But what is clear is that the experiences of those affected are unique and with the right help and support at the right time there can be life after a brain injury. These are the words of Edinburgh Headway Group members telling their stories.
Joel Morrison for I Speak
When Joel Morrison emerged from a coma 9 years ago he had completely lost the ability to speak. He had to learn to sound letters again from scratch. His moving film interweaves dance and therapy to explore poetically his journey back to language.
Jimmy Stevens for Jimmy’s Movie
This film shows the impact of brain injury on the life of a young boy, and the difficulties of coming to terms with a new ‘normal’. Jimmy tells us how different his life has become since his ABI, how he is rising to new challenges and how he is determined to adjust to ‘beat his brain injury.’ Despite his determination the film focuses on what an uphill struggle the last two and a half years have been.