2020 WCC Congress Cinema

The call for Cinema is now closed.

New – a Cinema programme at the congress

Film is an art form that aims to convey stories, stir emotions, inspire and encourage actions. Videos have become one of the most effective tools to convey a message. It has become a core component of successful communication strategies.

The World Cancer Congress Cinema programme will integrate a selection of powerful productions from all over the world. The Cinema programme will also provide an opportunity for organisations and film-makers to share the context and impact of their work.

Call for contributions

Health organisations and filmmakers were called from 11 April to 30 June 2022 to contribute by submitting either one of the following formats:

  • Films or animations, fictional and non-fictional, short and long with an attempt to change people's perception on a given topic in cancer control (prevention, diagnostic, treatment, patient's relatives, or other interesting perspectives)
  • Documentaries, offering educational and learning opportunities. For instance an innovative presentation of a treatment centre, a fundraising campaign etc.
  • Campaign video clips, helping to raise awareness and paving the way to action. For instance campaigns aiming to educate the public about types and treatments of cancer, successful prevention, or learnings from fundraising video campaigns.


Cinema selection

The selected videos will be screened at the Congress across thematic interactive sessions. All videos will be available on-demand on the Congress platform from 20 September 2022. The Congress online platform will be accessible to all registered participants (in-person and digital only) and will allow exchanges, experience sharing and facilitate meetings with other participants online and on-site thanks to intuitive embedded tools.

Along with the selected programme, the Cinema will allow space for interactive discussions during the three main congresses days in the new Theme Pavillions located in the Global Village of the Congress. 
The decision regarding the selection will be communicated by 30 July 2022.