Health in Focus Film Festival

December 1-3, 2022

The mission of the Health in Focus Film Festival is to improve the health of populations by pairing compelling visual stories with thoughtful discussion. The schedule consists of three invited, feature-length films, a panel discussion, and three blocks of short films. The themes for the short film blocks are “The world as it is”, “Inequities”, and “Looking ahead”. Awards will be granted to the best short film, as selected by a jury, as well as an audience favorite and a young filmmaker.

Browse Films

  • The world as it is – conditions that keep populations from being healthy and those that are characteristic of unhealthy populations. Examples: hate, incarceration, suicide, substance use, climate change, reproductive justice, firearm violence
  • Inequities – a focus on marginalized populations. Examples: economic, gender, race, LGBTQIA+, transgender, immigrants, refugees
  • Looking ahead – aspirations for the future of health. Examples: aging, activism, urban health, prevention, innovation, media, social movements, nurturing empathy

Festival Schedule

Thursday, December 1

5:00pm – Feature: Voices of Reentry
7:00pm – Feature: The Reciprocity Project

Friday, December 2

10:00am – Shorts Block: The world as it is
2:00pm – Shorts Block: Inequities
6:00pm – Feature: Hazing

Saturday, December 3

10:00am – Shorts Block: Looking ahead
2:00pm – Panel: Storytelling to Advance the Health of Populations
4:00pm – Awards Ceremony

All events will be held in-person at:

Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering

610 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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Tickets

These events are free for current Boston University students, faculty, and staff. Please use code “BUCOMMUNITY22” and your BU email when registering.

Health in Focus Film Festival is pleased to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Massachusetts Health Connector, and the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program by extending discounts to EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders.

75% off of tickets and passes for:

  • EBT: A collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance. See the full list of participating organizations online. Please use code “MCC75EBT”.
  • WIC: A collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program. See the full list of participating organizations online. Please use code “MCC75WIC”.
  • ConnectorCare: A collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Health Connector. See the full list of participating organizations online. Please use code “MCC75CC”.