Reel Lives: The Cancer Chronicles Film Festival is an international documentary film competition organized by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC). 

The festival is an opportunity for people who have been touched by cancer to tell their story through the medium of film and to have their voices heard. It seeks to shatter the taboos and myths surrounding cancer, educate and enlighten, bridge cultural divides, and help unite the global cancer community. 

Reel Lives: The Cancer Chronicles Film Festival will be held on 28-30 August 2008, during the World Cancer Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, culminating in an awards ceremony. The awards will celebrate films that are thought-provoking, educational and inspirational. 

Winners will also be acknowledged at the closing ceremony of the congress on 31 August 2008. 

Who can take part? 

The competition is open to cancer non-profit associations; patient groups and advocacy organizations; cancer, research and medical centres; amateur and professional film-makers; and film school students. 

Deadline for entries: 1 May 2008 

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