We can’t wait for our 2019 event in San Francisco in November. We were beyond thrilled at how this event came off in 2017. It exceeded our expectations on all fronts. Hundreds of people gathered to watch and tell stories of diseases they had never heard of and some they know far too well.
Check out some of the photos.
And the first festival spawned several other screenings of our films around the world including Miami, Philadelphia, Sioux Falls and back to Boston again.
Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival is a new event showcasing films from around the world which address the challenges of life with a rare disease. It was held Oct. 2nd and 3rd, 2017 in Boston, MA. Most (but not all) of our films are documentaries. Many are less than 15 minutes.
Many film makers attending will have an opportunity for questions and answers with our audience following the presentation of their film.
Between some of our slates of films rare disease researchers and patient advocates will also share stories from their experience.
We believe increased awareness can connect patient families, inspire conversations about translation applications of current science, lead to new paths for research and save lives. These films put the often abstract and dire clinical information into the context of real people living their lives.
Wondering who is making this festival happen? Here's who.
To see our 2017 sponsors go here.