Medfest is a medically themed film festival run by UK psychiatry trainees.
Every February, medical schools around the UK and Ireland hold evening events. A selection of short films, clips and animations are shown and discussed by a panel of distinguished or famous faces before the floor is opened for audience comments.
The dual aims of Medfest are to increase interest in psychiatry and to inspire people through film.
Medfest 2014 saw exciting firsts including an art exhibition and International events in Australia and Riga.
We aim to host an event in as many medical schools as possible - both in the UK and overseas - in 2014 we held 32 events.
Keep checking the site for updates on which areas Medfest is reaching in 2015.
Get in contact if you think your area needs a Medfest!
Anyone - the majority of our audiences tend to be medical students, though our events are relevant to all health professionals and film fans. Members of the public are most welcome.
Absolutely nothing - Medfest is largely funded by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, with additional funding being accrued from both national and local sources. So there is no entry fee. Most events also carry free refreshments.
Medfest does not receive funding from pharmaceutical companies.