Announcing a Call for Entries for the 4th Annual Migraine Moment Short Film Contest

Video is one of the most compelling, and effective ways to tell a story—and we know that you have a story to tell. For the last four years, the American Migraine Foundation and American Headache Society have hosted a short film contest to give those living with migraine a mechanism to share with the world the way that this neurological disease impacts their lives.

Without further ado, we are pleased to announce that the 4th Annual Migraine Moment Short Film Contest is now open for submissions!

Year after year our contest draws a moving and impressive range of personal experiences on those living with migraine and other disorders that cause severe headache pain. This year, we invite you to submit a short narrative film or documentary that illustrates your journey. For inspiration, please view the winning entry from our 3rd Annual Migraine Moment Film Contest.

The winner will receive $2,500 and travel/hotel to present their project at the American Headache Society’s 61st Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

The Details

  • Read the Official Contest Rules
  • Submit your entry no later than Sunday, May 5th, 2019
  • Videos must be no more than 5 minutes
  • Video genre may be fiction, animation, or documentary

Submit your entry here. (UPDATE: This contest is closed. Thanks for participating!)


The first place winner with the “best picture” will be awarded $2,500 cash and travel accommodations to the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA, to present their work during the American Headache Society’s 61st Annual Scientific Meeting. The second place winner will be awarded $1,000 and the third place winner will be awarded $500.

The most compelling entries are honest, impactful and help to break down the stigma associated with this disabling disease.

We look forward to viewing your submissions!