Our reflections on running a health related film competition during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have been published by the Journal of Communication in Healthcare.
We recommend that
1.The organizers of other film festivals run during the COVID-19 pandemic should share their experiences to understand if the observations from our competition are also reflected in their own events. (We have published a systematic review of other COVID films screened during 2020 film festivals in the Journal of Corona Virus)
2.Further work is needed to assess the effects of easing public health restrictions on the production of health-related films, including films about the pandemic.