Neuro Film Festival Unveils 2013 Contest Winners

Mar 22, 2013, 22:00 ET from American Academy of Neurology

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The American Brain Foundation is pleased to announce the winning entries for its 2013 Neuro Film Festival®, a contest to raise awareness through video about the need to support research into the prevention, treatment and cure of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. 

GRAND PRIZE ($1,000 and a trip to San Diego)
Awarded by a select panel of judges for the film exhibiting creativity in a technically polished presentation: 
Hope for HumaNS by Suzanne Gazda, San Antonio, TX

RUNNER-UP PRIZE ($500 and a trip to San Diego)
Awarded by a select panel of judges: 
Epillepsy by Ingrid Pfau, Bozeman, UT

FAN FAVORITE AWARD (Online Recognition)
Awarded by peers as a result of public voting on video entries: 
Little Heroes by Paola Leone, Stratford, NJ

To view the winning entries and the other video submissions to the Neuro Film Festival, visit

The winning films were announced and screened March 22, 2013, at the Neuro Film Festival in San Diego in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting, the world's largest meeting of neurologists.

The Neuro Film Festival is sponsored by PSAV® Presentation Services.

The American Brain Foundation, the foundation of the American Academy of Neurology, supports vital research into finding cures for brain disease. The Foundation is committed to improving patient care, quality of life and public understanding of brain disease. To learn more or to make a donation to support research, visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 26,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. 

For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit or find them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.

SOURCE American Academy of Neurology