CHOOSE the HEALTHy way!
WHO Health for All Film Festival 2023 officially selects Outdoor Against Cancer (OAC) short film “CHOOSE the HEALTHy way” in the category "Very Short Film - Special Prize"
Concept, idea and production of the short film: Petra Thaller, founder and president of Outdoor Against Cancer and cancer survivor.
Directing, camera and editing: Bojan Hadžiabdić and Zoran Kubura from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
©Outdoor Against Cancer
From over 780 entries submitted, the WHO selected a shortlist of 90 films. Outdoor Against Cancer entry “CHOOSE the HEALTHy way” was officially selected as one of the 15 films within the category “Special Prize: Very Short Film”.
“Films are a powerful way to raise awareness, improve understanding and encourage positive behaviour changes.” – WHO (October 28, 2022)
For the fourth year now, the WHO Health for All Film Festival (HAFF) has set out to find progressive film and video developers with the goal to shed light on important health issues. Outdoor Against Cancer has answered that call with the production of their very own Short Film.
“CHOOSE the HEALTHy way” draws attention to a group of people that is often overlooked: Young Cancer Survivors
The protagonists: Four Europeans from Greece, Portugal and Spain who successfully fought cancer at the ages of 14, 19 and 23. Their personal stories are gripping. The pictures speak for themselves.
The goal: Healthier Lifestyle Behaviors
Outdoor Against Cancer hopes that their submission and this nomination will increase the awareness for Young Cancer Survivors needs and encourage others to take actions that lead towards healthier lifestyle behaviors. The four Outdoor Against Cancer pillars of physical activity & outdoor sports, balanced nutrition, sustainability & nature, and physical & mental health play an important role in cancer prevention, reducing side effects during therapy, and decreasing cancer recurrence.
Author: Petra Thaller, OAC; Nicole Stiegeler, OAC