The most common autoimmune disease in the US, psoriasis affects as many as 7.5 million Americans. Yet many people think it’s just “a skin thing.” To help debunk this misunderstanding and show all the ways psoriasis impacts one’s life, the National Psoriasis Foundation is holding the first-ever film festival for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, a painful joint condition that up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop.
The Spotlight on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Online Film Festival invites you to show what life is really like with psoriatic disease, including all the ups and downs, frustrations and realizations. Not sure how to get started? You may want to think of a genre for presenting your story first. The festival invites submissions in seven different categories: action, youth, animation, horror, comedy, documentary and music video.
All videos submissions are due on August 28, 2011. Two semi-finalists will be chosen in each category for online voting by the public, beginning on August 30, 2011. Anyone with any condition can watch the videos and vote on their favorites. Then on September 6, 2011, the video with the most online votes across all seven categories will be named the Festival Grand Prize winner and take home a $500 Visa gift card.
For festival FAQs, rules and regulations, and to submit your video, visit www.psoriasis.org/pam.