Alz Short Film Competition

The Living with Alzheimer’s Film Project Announces four winners of its Short Film Competition

GRAND PRIZE : “Forgetful Not Forgotten” directed by Christopher Wynn (watch)
RUNNER UP : “Undone” directed by Hayley Morris (watch)
RUNNER UP : “Love, Zoë” directed by Zoë Smurr (watch)
YOUNG FILMMAKER PRIZE : “Love, Zoë” directed by Zoë Smurr

All of the films and many others can be seen at the Living With Alzheimer’s website: http://livingwithalz.org

“I am humbled by this amazing honor, ” said Grand Prize winner Christopher Wynn, who lives and works in Montreal, Canada. “To truly know what this disease is like and what families go through, you must see, listen to, and share as many stories as possible. We all need to develop more creative projects to help educate the general public and create more awareness around a disease that does not get enough attention.”

The Jury consisted of:

Kim Campbell, Caregiver of husband Glen Campbell and host of CareLiving.org
Lisa Genova, Author of “Still Alice” and “Inside the O’Briens”
Anne Basting, Gerontologist and Creator of TimeSlips
Meryl Comer, President & CEO, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative; Author, “Slow Dancing with a Stranger”
Naomi Boak, Emmy-winning Producer, “The Forgetting” and Director, “Let the Band Play On”
Michael Splaine, Founder of Cognitive Solutions

The project was created by David Shenk, award-winning author of the best-selling book “The Forgetting,” in conjunction with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and was generously funded by MetLife Foundation. Filmmakers of all ages and from across the globe were invited to help others better understand the heartache, exhaustion, unexpected joys, and surreal loss of families dealing with dementia.
“It’s so important that we find new ways to convey the urgency of this terrible disease,” said Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. “I’m honored to be a part of a project that will help the public understand what we’re dealing with.”

Submissions for the competition’s third year will be accepted up to January 1, 2018, and winners will be announced in early 2018.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a non-profit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Since its founding in 2004, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has contributed over $50 million to research, and its funded initiatives have been responsible for several key breakthroughs – including the groundbreaking “Alzheimer’s in a Dish” study. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has received a score of 100 percent regarding its overall financial health from Charity Navigator and a four star rating from the organization five consecutive times. With 100 percent of funds raised going directly to research, Cure Alzheimer’s has been able to support some of the best scientific minds in the field of Alzheimer’s research. For more information, please visit http://www.curealz.org/

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