Raising awareness on brain injury

17th March 2018

This week is Brain Awareness Week – the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research

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To mark the week in the UK the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) has opened its 2018 Film Awards for entries from everyone who has an interest, or experience, in Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Meningitis can cause ABI of course, as can a range of other traumatic injuries and medical conditions; any injury to the brain that has occurred following birth is considered an ABI.

Enhance understanding of ABI

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 ABI. UKABIF is inviting submissions that mirror its key priorities that are being discussed by the All Party Parliamentary Group on ABI  – that is, neurorehabilitation in hospital and/or in the community, or about brain injury in the context of school, prison or sport. 

Andrew Bateman, UKABIF Chair said, “We’ve launched the Film Award in Brain Awareness Week to raise awareness of ABI and the need for neurorehabilitation. A 30-second film will have social media applications so entries must be relevant, impactful, and very much to the point.”

Winners will be announced at their Annual Conference on 5 November 2018.

Encouraging entries

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 as the rehabilitation multidisciplinary team, doctors in primary and secondary care, case managers, personal injury lawyers and social care workers. 

There are four prizes of £250 to the winners. The deadline for entries is 28 September 2018; films entered after this date will not be considered. 

For further information and details on how to enter please visit www.ukabif.org.uk/filmaward

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