HIC staff Esther Lim

Published 25 June 2015 by Esther Lim

A man walks into a bar …. And picks up a superbug

In a bid to take a creative lead on an important health issue, NPS Medicine and Tropfest ran a short-film competition #SaveTheScript to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic resistance is a serious global health issue that is affecting communities around the world, including Australia. There is an urgent need for us to understand this threat and take steps in the fight against it.  

Entrants to the competition were briefed to make a 45-second short film about the threat of antibiotic resistance. Winners were announced last night in Sydney.

The short film ‘The Pick Up’ – featuring a sultry scenario where a man walks into a bar and meets a very attractive lady Gonorrhoea – took out the top prize of $7000 and the honour of being screened at Tropfest 2015 this December. 

The Pick Up by OneWay Pictures

‘Fight Antibiotic Resistance’ featuring a young girl and her toy rabbit will make every parent stop and think about the issue of antibiotic resistance. The film took out second place, winning a $2000 prize.

Fight Antibiotic Resistance by Stevie Watkins

Films were submitted from around the world (including Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United States) and were created by high school students, amateur and professional film makers, health professionals and people whose lives have been affected by antibiotic resistance. 

Finalist films can be viewed on the NPS MedicineWise YouTube channel.  

The full judging panel can be found on NPS MedicineWise website

Published 25 June 2015 by Esther Lim

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