Please join us for one of the 20 Medfest 2013 events across the UK in February-March. Entry to each event is FREE and is open to all to attend. There is no need to book a place, just turn up in good time!
There will be free food and wine during or after each event, please click on the link for your local event for further details.
MedFest was founded in 2011 by Dr Kamran Ahmed, as the UK's first Medical Film Festival. It is run by a group of trainee psychiatrists and is supported by the Public Education Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Our first festival, run in 2011, explored "The Image of Doctors in Film". Medfest was warmly received at 9 Universities throughout the country, with the notable honour of a review in The Lancet:
Please have a look at our promotional video from 2011:
In 2012, Medfest expanded to include 16 universities, hosting more than 1000 attendees across the UK. The theme explored the public understanding of illness through film, showcasing documentaries, shorts and Hollywood clips. Again, the festival received local and national acclaim.
Medfest continues to grow, and 2013 will build on the success of its first two years. As previously, it will be a 1 month film festival, touring throughout the UK in February-March, this time to 20 universities. It will culminate in a showcase event at the Royal Society of Medicine.
The theme this year will be:
“The Power of Medicine".
Our panellists are chosen from a range of backgrounds; doctors, filmmakers, medical ethicists, social scientists and celebrities with an interest in medicine and in particular mental health. Our aim is to provoke animated discussion of a number of political, social and artistic debates surrounding this topic which will appeal to a broad range of academic and personal backgrounds.