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Disposable Film Festival Health Announces 2011 Award Winners

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Practice Fusion announced today the winners of the Disposable Film Festival Health competition following a screening event held last week at the company's soon-to-be new headquarters in San Francisco's Union Square. Adonis Pulatus, creator of the winning film "The Princess," used time-lapse video to capture the story of a woman suffering from a serious illness. Pulatus was selected from submissions from all over the world for his standout work in creating an influential voice for the creative community in the healthcare industry.


"Raising awareness of patients and their stories has powerful and transformative potential," said Pulatus. "I wanted to participate in this opportunity to remind us of our shared humanity, strengthen and build the connections between people, and weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that life and health matter."

Film submissions were evaluated for originality and thought-provoking stories about any health theme including patient experience, wellness, medical providers and the current health technology transformation. Judges included Ryan Howard from Practice Fusion, Disposable Film Festival co-founders Carlton Evans and Eric Slatkin, Disposable Film Festival associate director, Katie Gillum and Sundance-selected, award-winning editor and filmmaker Dalan McNabola.

The Disposable Film Festival Health finalists:

  • 1st Place Award - Adonis Pulatus - "The Princess" - This time-lapse film was created for the Disposable Film Festival Health Competition 2011. It chronicles an evening during which a beautiful woman visits her good friend and hairdresser for a makeover session. The film begins to reveal that the woman is suffering from a serious illness.
  • 2nd Place Award - Joao Monteiro - "Size Zero" - This animated film is based on Dr. Luca Savorelli paper, "Thinness and Obesity: A model of food consumption, health concerns and social pressure." The film queries whether increasing the ideal body weight is socially desirable, both from a welfare and health point of view. 
  • 3rd Place Award - Zubin Damania, MD (ZDoggMD) - "Immunize" –The film uses humor and music to diffuse the controversy over vaccination.  Leading Bay Area physicians sing about the dangers of pseudoscience and encourage public health.

"Connecting the creative community to the healthcare industry will deliver enormous benefits for physicians and patients," said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. "Our work with The Disposable Film Festival will accelerate that trend by giving artists a voice to raise awareness and educate the general public about important health issues."

Pulatus will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize for his winning entry. All finalists' films are available to view online. The competition was collaboration with the Disposable Film Festival, named one of America's "coolest film festivals," that hosts events around the world to showcase filmmaking using accessible, non-professional equipment such as cell phone cameras. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) community in the US and is recognized as a force for disruptive innovation and creativity in the medical sector. Both organizations are headquartered in San Francisco.

About Practice Fusion

Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system to physicians. With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing (eRx), lab integrations, referral letters, Meaningful Use certification, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion's EMR addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EMR community in the country with more than 100,000 users serving 25 million patients. The company closed a $23 million Series B round of financing led by Founders Fund in April 2011. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit

 About The Disposable Film Festival

Selected by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the world's "coolest film festivals," the Disposable Film Festival was founded in 2007 to support and celebrate the democratization of cinema made possible by new, inexpensive video technology. Disposable offers a legitimate forum in which the work of zero-budget and non-traditional filmmakers is taken seriously and exhibited in theaters around the United States and internationally. Through workshops, competitions, panels, and other events intended to educate and inspire, Disposable promotes experimentation and helps build the track record needed for a new generation of filmmakers to enter and change the industry.

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