About the Project

Alzheimer’s is everywhere now. It spares no country or culture, and each year the problem grows. Millions around the world live with progressive dementia. This film project is dedicated to improving their lives — your life — though storytelling.

Tell us your story. Every qualifying film under 30 minutes will be entered into our new film competition. Grand prize: $5,000.

Share your trials and unexpected joys. Help others better understand the heartache, exhaustion, and surreal loss. In doing so, you will help broaden perspective, encourage community, and help lift public support for caregiving and scientific research. We especially want to encourage young people to contribute. A special $1,000 prize will be set aside for filmmakers 25 and younger.

We especially are grateful to the four extraordinary filmmakers who helped launch this project: Naomi Boak, Steve James, Roger Ross Williams, and Megan Mylan. Check out their wonderful films here.

Join us.

David Shenk
Project Creator and Executive ProducerAuthor, The ForgettingSenior Advisor, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund


About the Competition

Deadline for Submission:
January 1, 2018


Your film will be judged on its merits as a story, on technical achievement, and how well it conveys the urgent challenges of dementia.


Grand Prize: $5,000
Special Young Filmmaker Prize: $1,000
Two Runners-up: $1,000 each

Submit a Film