WGC-2019 Film Festival

The Film Festival aims to put storytelling power in the hands of glaucoma experts and seeks to showcase the role of individuals and communities as champions for glaucoma prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The festival offers a versatile way to learn and spark the conversation about glaucoma in creative ways. It features films directly or indirectly related to glaucoma, that explore and highlight the disease locally, nationally and globally. Our goal is to screen films that demonstrate, educate, inspire and encourage a change, to eliminate blindness and visual disability due to glaucoma around the world.

The top 30 film submissions as judged by the Program Planning Committee were shown in the Film Theater at least twice during the World Glaucoma Congress in Melbourne and special prizes were awarded to the three winning films. You can now view them online from the comfort of your own home, on any device. Keep an eye on the WGC-2021 website to see when submission for the next Film Festival opens.


The Hippocrates Glaucoma Foundation, based upon an agreement with the World Glaucoma Association, organizes the World Glaucoma Congress with the aim of providing education and scientific discourse in the field of glaucoma. The Hippocrates Glaucoma Foundation and World Glaucoma Association accept no responsibility for any products, presentations, opinions, statements, or positions expressed by speakers at the congress. The inclusion of material in the scientific program does not constitute any endorsement by The Hippocrates Glaucoma Foundation and World Glaucoma Association. Material includes, but is not limited to, abstracts (PowerPoint/Keynote), presentations, videos, audio files, (Film Festival) films, and hard copy handouts.