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Enter the 2017 Neuro Film Festival: The American Academy of Neurology is accepting entries for its annual film festival. Pick up your camera or phone, make a video, and share your story.

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Events: Enter the Neuro Film Festival this year with a video of your unique story.

Maybe you love neuroscience or are fascinated by the brain. Or perhaps you have a neurologic disorder or care for someone who does and want to tell the world about your experience. Whatever your interest in the brain, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world's largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, encourages you to share your story or your passion.

The 2017 Neuro Film Festival helps build awareness of brain health and brain disorders, demonstrates the importance of neuroscience research, and inspires young people to pursue careers in neuroscience.



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This year's contest includes four new categories.

  1. Why I Think Neuroscience Is Cool is open to teenagers only (ages 13 to 17) and encourages them to talk about why the brain is fascinating.
  2. Why I Think Neuroscience Is Rewarding is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, and residents, and allows them to explain how research and discovery opens doors.
  3. Why I Think Neuroscience Is Essential is an opportunity for patients, families, and caregivers to talk about why research is so important.
  4. Why I Think Neuroscience Is Critical is meant for advocates, patient groups, and neurology professionals to demonstrate how advocacy makes a difference.
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Review the contest rules at Once you've read the rules, create your video, which must be five minutes or shorter and must include one of the four “Neuroscience Is…” phrases. You can say it, put it in text, or use a voiceover. Once the video is complete, upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox, where the file can be downloaded.

Fill out the submission form and cut and paste the link to your uploaded video. All accepted video entries will be placed on the Neuro Film Festival YouTube channel for everyone to view. Be sure to share your video with your family and friends, like the Neuro Film Festival on Facebook, and use #NeuroFilmFestival in your social media posts.

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The deadline for all video submissions is March 10, 2017, at 11:59 ET. The contest is open to legal residents of the United States only.

Winners will be contacted in April and announced at the AAN Annual Meeting in Boston. The Grand Prize winner from each category will receive $1,000.

© 2017 American Academy of Neurology