Film festivals aren’t always a place to scope out the hottest celebrities or enter a silly movie you and your friends made. They can also be a place for knowledge and awareness.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is accepting submissions for the 2011 APIC Film Festival in Baltimore, MD with the theme being infection prevention and control.
Short documentaries, films, or informational videos on infection control or prevention  can be submitted into the festival, and the winner will receive a free registration to APIC 2011 to see their film presented in front of an audience, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
The infection prevention community must be interested, however, according to the judges. Other criteria include creativity, originality, and the overall quality, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Video submissions must be a maximum of 10 minutes long and have to be uploaded onto YouTube. APIC released a YouTube video  in which submissions must be in response to. The deadline for the entry is December 31.
Do you plan on entering in the film festival? How do you think this raises awareness on infection control?