We Need Your Story! Now Accepting Entries for 2013 Neuro Film Festival

Sep 10, 2012, 17:03 ET from American Academy of Neurology

Win up to $1,000 and a Trip to San Diego

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Brain Foundation, the foundation for the American Academy of Neurology, is now accepting video entries to its 2013 Neuro Film Festival. Now in its fourth year, the Neuro Film Festival is a contest to raise awareness about why more money is needed for research to find cures for brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, autism and Parkinson's disease. Winners could receive up to $1,000 and a trip to San Diego to see their film shown to a live audience at the Neuro Film Festival event. The deadline to enter is January 31, 2013, at http://www.NeuroFilmFestival.com.

"Please consider submitting your video about someone with a brain disorder to help us make the case as to why more research is needed to help the 50 million Americans affected by brain disease," said John Mazziotta, MD, PhD, Chair of the American Brain Foundation's Board of Trustees and Professor and Chair of UCLA's Department of Neurology and Brain Mapping Center in Los Angeles.

A video showing how to submit to the Neuro Film Festival is available at www.NeuroFilmFestival.com along with complete contest rules.  Video entries should be no more than 5:00 minutes in length and include the phrase "Let's put our brains together to cure brain disease. Visit CureBrainDisease.org." 

Since 2010, nearly 300 videos have been submitted to the Neuro Film Festival along with thousands of votes cast from the public for their favorite entries.

The American Brain Foundation supports vital research and education to discover causes, improved treatments, and cures for brain and other nervous system diseases. Learn more at http://www.CureBrainDisease.org or find the Foundation on Facebook and YouTube.

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 25,000 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 http://www.aan.com or find the Academy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.

SOURCE American Academy of Neurology