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2011 Neuro Film Festival Competition

People who have loved ones affected by a brain disorder or have been affected by a disorder themselves are encouraged to share their story by submitting a short video to the 2011 Neuro Film Festival competition.

The second annual contest, presented by the American Academy of Foundation, aims to raise awareness through video about the need to raise more money for research into the prevention, treatment and cure of brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.


Make a film telling your story – or the story of a loved one – affected by a brain disorder. Help in making the case for why more brain research is needed to find cures.

Each film should include the phrase, “Let’s put our brains together to support brain research”.


Winners of the 2011 Neuro Film Festival could win up to $1,000 and a chance to attend the Neuro Film Festival in Hawaii on 10 April 2011, in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology’s 63rd Annual Meeting, which is the world’s largest meeting of neurologists.


  • The Neuro Film Festival and competition is open to all US and Canadian citizens.
  • Employees of AAN and their family members and those living in their immediate households, whether or not related, and any 2011 Neuro Film Festival contest sponsor, are not eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize, but may enter the Festival.
  • Multiple submissions from the same entrant in accordance with the Rules and Guidelines are acceptable; however the same film cannot be submitted separately by multiple entrants.
  • Videos should be no more than five minutes in length.
  • Entries from last year are eligible to enter.
  • Past winners are not eligible.

How to enter?

  1. Make your video
  2. Upload your video
    You must upload your film on YouTube. Create an account with YouTube and upload your video as a response to the 2011 Neuro Film Festival video.
  3. Complete the official entry form