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We are thrilled to announce that our film, "The Open Patient," has been selected as an official entry in the 13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival.

“The Open Patient” delves into what happens when two brain cancer patients decide to take their futures into their own hands. Follow the story of how Steven Keating and Liz Salmi took an open source approach to treating their brain cancer, by accessing and sharing their medical data. Their innovative approach has helped turn their crises into a movement that could change the face of healthcare and open up the patient/doctor relationship. It also explores OpenNotes, an initiative focused on giving patients access to healthcare records between them and their doctors.

Part of Red Hat’s Open Source Stories film series, “The Open Patient” is our third installment to highlight and share human-centered stories about how openness can be a catalyst for change. Open source can change the world in many different ways - from technology innovation and management advancements to innovations across sectors. Red Hat has long understood the power of collaboration. With Open Source Stories, we are working to shine a light on some of those stories.

The annual HollyShorts Film Festival is devoted to showcasing the best and brightest independent short films from around the globe. During the festival the top short films (40- minutes or less) are showcased in multiple categories including short animation, short live action, short documentary, music video, webisode, commercials, youth film and digital microbudget. In addition, HollyShorts was recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee” and was recently named an Academy Awards® qualifying festival.

The HollyShorts Film Festival will take place August 10-19, 2017, in Hollywood, California.

Earlier this year, “The Open Patient” won the branded program category at the 2nd Annual Brand Film Festival and was nominated for best documentary at the 13th Annual West Chester Film Festival.

Watch the full film here.