ISN Community Film Event

6th ISN Community Film Event: Kidney Stories From All Around the World

In collaboration with World Kidney Day

Help raise awareness and improve understanding and of the reality of living with kidney disease: share your story at the ISN Community Film Event.

Submit a film and make a difference in the lives of kidney patients and those who care for them.

Kidney Stories from All Around the World

Storytelling is a powerful way to inform, educate, and activate change. Previous editions have recognized the inspirational hope and courage of dedicated healthcare professionals and their patients fighting to live well with kidney disease. Over the years, more than 130 stories from over 40 countries were shared, and, more than 17.500 votes have been casted by the ISN, WCN and WKD communities to elect the best films.

Previous participants submitted a film to:

  • Advocate for their patients
  • Share their hospital experience
  • Highlight kidney issues in their regions
  • Thanks unrecognized heroes
  • Support their causes

Share your story and make a difference in the lives of kidney patients and those who care for them. All submitted films will be added to the ISN Community Film Event Map showcasing kidney stories from all around the world.

Watch the video interviews of winners from previous editions sharing the experience about its participation.

Interview with Dr. Jeyakumar Meyyappan
2022 ISN Community Best Film winner
For Some the Wait Never Ends

Interview with Dr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho
2021 ISN Community Best Film winner
Life Beyond the Transplant

Interview with Dr. Vui Eng Phui
2019 ISN Community Best Film winner
Dialysis Journey of a Sarawakian

  • Only ISN members are eligible to submit films.

Not yet an ISN member? 

Become a member today and benefit from a discount on your WCN’24 registration.

Films must be:

  • less than two years old
  • less than seven minutes long
  • in 16:9 format, HD quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)

By submitting a film, the authors agree to a screening at WCN’24 if their film is pre-selected by the jury.

February 7, 2024 (23:59 CET).

The selected films will be announced by February 29, 2024, by email.

The ISN Film Event jury will select 6 finalists from the submitted films.
As of March 14, 2024, the ISN, WKD and WCN communities will vote online for their favorite film. The winner(s) will be announced and awarded at the session “Kidney Stories From All Around the World” organized during WCN’24.

Awards and Prizes:

  • “ISN Community Best Film”.
    The winner will receive complimentary registration to WCN’24 (payment refund) and a travel grant (complimentary registration and contribution to travel and accommodation) to attend the WCN’25
  • “WKD Best Film”.
    The winner will receive complimentary registration to WCN’24 (payment refund).

If you have any questions, please contact Ilaria Pastorino at registrationswcn@theisn.org.