On May 7, 2017 at the Crosby Street Hotel in Manhattan, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund—along with our Young Professionals Group, chaired by Lee and Allie Goldfarb—hosted a film festival featuring the four short films that won the 2015 Living With Alzheimer’s Film Competition. The films were judged on three criteria: story merit, technical and artistic achievement, and conveying the challenges of dementia. “Don’t You Forget” by Thomas Bryan won the 2015 Young Filmmaker Prize for those younger than 25. “Crest Of The Hill” by Amanda Kowalski and Samantha Broun, and “Algo queda (Something remains)” by Ana Lorenz, both won a 2015 Jury Prize, while Eric Latek won the Grand Prize for his film “ANNA.”
After the film screening, Latek joined John Hockenberry of WNYC’s “The Takeaway” and David Shenk, competition creator and senior adviser to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, for a talk-back where guests could ask questions about the films. Prizes also were awarded to the 2016 competitors: “Love, Zoë” by Zoë Smurr, “Undone” by Hayley Morris, and “Forgetful Not Forgotten” by Christopher Wynn. You can view all entries to the 2015 and 2016 competitions at livingwithalz.org.
This event was sponsored by the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Young Professionals Committee.