A Year to Plan for the Best Gene Screen BC Film Festival Yet!

For the past three years, Genome BC and BC Clinical Genomics Network have worked together in hosting the Gene Screen BC Film Competition. We are pleased to say that we now have received over 30 fantastic film submissions! All films are available for viewing here on this website under the “Videos” tab and on Genome BC’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/genomicseducation).

With so many great films in our cache, Genome BC and BC Clinical Genomics Network will be taking this year to focus on “packaging” several of these films. This includes the creation of educational activities to accompany the films, discussion questions to complement films, and writing exercises to supplement the material. The films will then be distributed to high school teachers for them to use in their classrooms as a full classroom activity. We will also be taking this upcoming year to plan the next best Gene Screen BC Film Festival to date! We expect that this will all take a great deal of time and resources so we will NOT be hosting a competition in the 2013 year – but expect a great one in 2014!

Get up to date information over the course of this next year by checking out the Gene Screen BC website, where information on activity development and plans for the next competition will be posted. We hope you will take this opportunity to consider submitting an entry in 2014 and to promote this terrific event to your friends, colleagues and community stakeholders to ensure exciting film submissions in 2014!

2012 videos:

3rd place + Viewer’s Choice
Deflating the Genomic Bubble
2nd place
Lactase and Me
1st place
Human Microbiome Research: An Introduction