Reel Health is returning in 2019. Full details will be announced on this website shortly.


An overall winner will be selected from all films submitted.
Each film selected for the Official Screening will receive a Festival Laurel.
All films must be 15 minutes or under.

Behind the scenes
Many stories of health focus on areas in the public face; however there are people, processes and ideas behind the scenes that are equally important. This category is an opportunity to explore the areas not easily seen and lend a voice to those not heard.

Get well soon
At the heart of healthcare is the desire to see someone get well soon. This category reflects the impact of health on the family or community and the desire to see healing. The emotion of watching someone recover from a health issue can be difficult and challenging, yet from that often comes inspiration and positivity.

The journey
Experiences in health are often personal journeys. Whether it is the patient’s experience or that of their family and friends – to the career pathway of a nurse or the evolution of health issue in modern society – there is a journey that can be shared for the benefit of everyone. These are stories filled with emotion, grace and pride.

Creative award
From a scripted narrative to a work of animation or a conceptual idea, the power of meaningful messages about real health issues can be brought to life in a creative setting. This is an opportunity for script writers and creative film makers to demonstrate films with meaning in an imaginative manner.

Please note that this award will be chosen from films submitted in any category. Please do not submit films to this award. Please choose one of the three categories and identify yourself as eligible for the creative award.