Global Health Crossover Lab 2016

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8-12 November 2016

The Global Health Crossover Lab is back. Following on from the success of the lab held at the inaugural Global Health Film Festival last year, we are once more seeking projects with a focus on global health issues to pitch for £5,000 development funding.

The three-day lab is open to global health advocates, filmmakers, digital media specialists and creatives with innovative and stimulating ideas around global health issues.

The event will involve mentoring, development and pitch-training from a team of expert mentors drawn from the world of film, TV, interactive media and medicine. Health advocates will be on hand as well to provide input on global health issues.

It will be a space to develop ideas prior to pitching in front of a multidisciplinary panel of judges at the Global Health Film Festival at the Barbican, with the opportunity of winning a £5,000 development award and on-going mentoring with Crossover.
A couple of graphic designers will be on hand to help create professional assets for the pitch that can be retained by all participants.


What are the requirements for the lab?
Project ideas should cover a neglected topic in global health, which include but are not limited to:

  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Global mental health
  • Neonatal and child health
  • Global surgery
  • Non-communicable diseases in low-income settings

Pitches should include a link to action, and we encourage film, campaigns, interactive, or virtual reality projects. The finished work must be ready for screening at the 2017 Global Health Film Festival as a completed work or work-in-progress (dates to be announced in November 2016).

What is the prize?
The Global Health Film Prize is a £5,000 development award for the best pitch. The award will serve as seed funding to seek additional funding for the project. Winners of the award will receive on-going mentoring from Crossover to develop the work, which will include project development, budgeting, finance plan, prototype assessment and distribution planning.

We invite you to register your interest and share a brief 250-word description of your idea along, with names and affiliations of any group members by 6pm on Friday 30th September 2016.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 7 October 2016.

There will be a participation fee of £60 per person for selected projects. Projects can be submitted by individuals or teams. Registration fee includes admission to the Global Health Film Festival programme.

Location and Dates
The Global Health Crossover Lab will take place at Royal Society for Medicine on 8-10 November 2016, followed by a live pitch at the Global Health Film Festival on the 12 November at the Barbican.


Please contact Tom Millen with any queries (


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