Announcing Winners of 2015 Competition

February 24th, 2016

We are excited to announce the winners of 2015’s Living With Alzheimer’s Film Competition. In our very first year, we were overwhelmed with first-rate work and very moving films. The jury-selected 2015 winners are:

GRAND PRIZE:Anna,” directed by Eric Latek
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RUNNER UP:Algo Queda (Something Remains),” directed by Ana Lorenz
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RUNNER UP:Crest of the Hill,” directed by Amanda Kowalski
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YOUNG FILMMAKER PRIZE:Don’t You Forget,” directed by Thomas Bryan
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These were tough calls to make. Our jurors were enormously impressed by the quality of this year’s entries, and we plan to continue to feature all submitted films on this site.

This is not just a film competition; it is also a campaign to spread understanding, awareness, and empathy. These films are all profoundly important in that cause.

On behalf of myself, our terrific editorial director Madeleine Adelson, and the filmmakers, I want to thank our distinguished 2015 jurors: Adrian Grenier, Rudy Tanzi, Purcell Carson, and Gabriele Caroti. Your generosity and care are deeply appreciated. We are so lucky to have had such a fantastic panel to match the great films in our first year launch.

I also want to thank our very generous sponsor — MetLife Foundation. This very generous foundation has been supporting Alzheimer’s causes for many years. They’ve made a big difference in Alzheimer’s awareness and research. In addition, I am very thankful for our non-profit administrator, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Special thanks to its CEO, Tim Armour. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a leading light in cutting edge Alzheimer’s research. It is an honor to work with them.

Filmmakers: We will be thrilled if any of you enter a new film in our 2016 competition — now underway. No previously-submitted film can be re-submitted, but we welcome any not-yet-submitted films at



David Shenk
Executive Producer, Living with Alzheimer’s Film Project