What is MEDFEST?

MedFest is an international film festival held in universities and institutions all over the world.  Founded by Dr Kamran Ahmed, it has been successfully running for almost 10 years

The creative medium of films, is one of the most powerful influences of our time.  Festivals are a great way to come together and experience stories from all over the world.

Our mission is to capture and engage audiences and bring important health issues to the forefront of conversation.

Please join us for this year’s MedFest with the theme “Inside Outside” 


KEYNOTE Events (London)

(please contact medfest2019@gmail.com for any queries)

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institute of psychiatry

Monday 3rd June 2019 (PM)

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royal college of psychiatrists

Wednesday 5th June 2019 (PM)

guest speaker

Jonny Benjamin is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger from London. In the Queen’s 2017 New Year Honors List, Jonny has been awarded an MBE for his services to mental health and suicide prevention.  At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, and later began making films on YouTube about the condition that have since been watched by hundreds of thousands of people.  Jonny now speaks publicly about living with mental illness and has written articles and given various interviews on TV, Radio and in print around the world to help educate and break stigma.  He will be joining us for the two keynote events on June 3rd & 5th 2019.

Jonny Benjamin is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger from London. In the Queen’s 2017 New Year Honors List, Jonny has been awarded an MBE for his services to mental health and suicide prevention.

At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, and later began making films on YouTube about the condition that have since been watched by hundreds of thousands of people.

Jonny now speaks publicly about living with mental illness and has written articles and given various interviews on TV, Radio and in print around the world to help educate and break stigma. He will be joining us for the two keynote events on June 3rd & 5th 2019.


Events in UK

(please contact local organisers directly)

Leeds, 26.3.19

Venue TBC 

info.psyched@gmail.com

Dublin, 1.3.19

NCHD Annual Conference 2019

The Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham

Bristol, 1.4.19

Wills Memorial Building 

ubupsychiatrysoc@gmail.com 

Edinburgh, 2.4.19

Venue TBC 

edinpsychsoc@gmail.com

Dublin, 4.4.19 - 5.4.19

CPsychI Spring Conference 2019, The Castleknock Hotel

lkavanagh@irishpsychiatry.ie

Kings College London 18.4.19

Tower Lecture Theatre, Guys Campus 

kclpsychsoc@gmail.com

 

Plymouth 1.5.19

Venue TBC 

plymouthpsychsoc@gmail.com

Brighton (Date TBC) 

Venue TBC

bsms.psych.soc@gmail.com

Imperial (Date TBC)

Venue TBC

icsmpsychsoc@gmail.com


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Follow us on Twitter @Medfest


events internationally

(please contact local organisers directly)

Australia

Contact: pif@ranzcp.org or sarah.gregg@ranzcp.org

Adelaide, 10.4.19

University of Adelaide, Adelaide University Psychiatry Society

Tasmania, 28.9.19

Tasmanian University Medical Students' Society

Queensland (Date TBC)

James Cook University, JCU psychiatry interest group INPsych

Malaysia

TBC

Pakistan

Lahore TBC

Islamabad TBC

Karachi TBC

Canada

Contact: Nadeem.Akhtar@hamiltonfht.ca

TBC