ISN Community Film Event

Your Story Makes a Difference: Share Your Kidney Care Story at the ISN Community Film Event

The film submission is now closed. The Film Event jury will now start selecting the 6 finalists that will compete for the “2021 Best Film”. Notifications will be sent by email  by February 24, 2021.

The online voting for the best film will be launched on March 11, 2021 .

A record-breaking number of submissions have been received for this year ISN Community Film Event. We are grateful to the submitters of the 34 films showing incredible stories from all around the world. All submissions will be added to the World Kidney Day map reaching a global audience.

At its third edition, the ISN Community Film Event is a unique opportunity to raise awareness and improve others’ understanding of the reality of living with kidney disease.

Throughout the years, ISN has collected and shared many stories, often challenging to watch, but also filled with hope and inspiration as they are told with compassion, confidence, and courage (for more information about previous editions and winners, please visit the ISN website).

Now it’s your turn to share your story!

Video World Kidney Day Barranquilla Take Care of Your Kidney,  Submitted by Gustavo Aroca, Colombia

The Mountain in His Blood, Submitted by Jacques Cledes, France

An Ordinary Day in Dialysis Center, Submitted by Vahideh Yavari, Iran

Living Well Whit Kidney Disease, Submitted by Cristina Carlino, Argentina

Hospital Is Not Only For Treatment, Submitted by Hamed Ezzat El-Eraky, Egypt

Aham Kushalini, Submitted by Sharmila Thukral, India

Embracing Life…Once Again – A Tanzanian Story, Submitted by Amar Swali, Tanzania

I’m Dialysis, Submitted by Eyram Makafui Y.Yamekoudi, Togo

New Project Kids, Submitted by Hamed Ezzat El-Eraky, Egypt

A Successful Story of an Underprivileged Female Haemodialysis Patient, Submitted by Tasnuva Sarah KASHEM, Bangladesh

Kidney Transplantation: New Life New Hope, Submitted by Farnaz Nobi, Bangladesh

Peritoneal Dialysis: Hope of Survival for a Patient with Complex Medical Conditions, Submitted by Nura Afza Salma Begun, Bangladesh

The Road So Far, Submitted by Htar Kyi Swe, Myanmar

Enjoying Life with Peritoneal Dialysis, Submitted by Marco Anaya Taboada, Colombia

A Struggle for a Normal Life, Submitted by Cinthia Vieira, Brazil

Empowerment of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, Submitted by Eloiza De  Oliveira Silva, Brazil

Avatar – Learn From Leaders, Submitted by Sanjiv Jasuja, India

World Kidney Day 2021 Film in Isfahan Kidney Diseases Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences About Living Well With Kidney Disease, Submitted by Mojgan Mortazavi, Iran

Heroes – A Message for Every Hemodialysis Health Worker, Submitted by Khanszarizennia Madany AGRI     Indonesia

Organ Donors Are Heroes, Submitted by Shubharthi Kar, Bangladesh

Stop Chronic Kidney Disease in Rural Areas, Submitted by Oommen John, India

Light the Dark Road, Submitted by Faissal  Shaheen, Saudi Arabia

Turning the Tide in India: Public Policy and Hemodialysis, Submitted by Suresh Sankarasubbaiyan, India

The Dream Come True, Submitted by Bharat Shah, India

Pure Altruism, Submitted by Elayaperumal Indhumathi , India

Mehwish – Challenging the Challenges (Story of a Dialysis Patient), Submitted by Bilal Jamil, Pakistan

Perspectives: Patient Engagement in Action, Submitted by Graham Pollock, Canada

Living Well With Kidney Disease, Submitted by Hamed Ezzat El-Eraky, Egypt

Hope and Resilience: From Diagnosis and Dialysis to Transplantation, Submitted by Paul Komenda, Canada

Life Beyond the Transplant, Submitted by Roberto Pecoits Filho, United States

Changing My World, Shaping My Future, Submitted by Racquel Lowe-Jones, Jamaica

Kidney Story of Fariba, Submitted by Samaneh Hashemi, Iran

Anne & Keith: A Home Haemodialysis Journey, Submitted by Kevan Polkinghorne, Australia

Vanessa’s Dance: A Story of Kidney Itch, Submitted by Mandi Watty-Miller, United Kingdom

  • Only ISN members and partner societies are eligible to submit films.
    Non-member submissions should be submitted via a member

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  • Films must be less than 2 years old.
  • Films should not exceed 7 minutes in length.
  • Films must be in 16:9 format, HD quality (1920 x 1080 resolution).

A jury will select 6 submissions for screening at the congress. Finalists will be virtually screened during WCN’21. The ISN community will vote for the winner.

Submission deadline: February 3, 2021 (23:59 CET).

By submitting a film, the author(s) agree(s) to a screening on the online voting platforms and at WCN’21 if it is one of the 6 films pre-selected by a jury.

This year, the ISN Community Film Event will run in collaboration with the 2021 WKD Campaign “Living Well with Kidney Disease”. The online voting for the best film will be launched on March 11, 2021, via the WKD platform. The most voted film of the day will receive special recognition, the “WKD 2021 Best Film”.  Online voting will then continue through March and April with a grand finale at Virtual WCN’21, where winners of the “WKD 2021 Best Film” and “2021 ISN Film Community Best Film” will be announced.

  • The “WKD 2021 Best Film” winner will receive complimentary registration for WCN’21 (refund of fees).
  • The “2021 ISN Film Community Best Film” winner will receive complimentary registration for WCN’21 (refund of fees) plus a Travel Grant (complimentary registration and contribution to travel and accommodation) to attend the World Congress of Nephrology 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Ilaria Pastorino (

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