Press Release

First-ever psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis film festival honors Psoriasis Awareness Month

Spotlight on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Online Film Festival highlights psoriatic disease

PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 9, 2011)—The National Psoriasis Foundation presents the first-ever film festival for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to honor National Psoriasis Awareness Month in August. The Spotlight on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Online Film Festival sheds light on life with psoriasis—a chronic, genetic disease of the immune system that appears on the skin, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans—and psoriatic arthritis—a related joint condition—with its ups and downs, frustrations and realizations. Learn more about how to participate at: www.psoriasis.org/pam.

The festival is open to everyone with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis and the people who love them. To participate, enter a short video by Aug. 28 in one of the following categories: action, youth, animation, horror, comedy, documentary and music video.

On Aug. 30, the Psoriasis Foundation will choose two semi-finalists in each category for online voting by the public. The Festival Grand Prize winner, as determined by the video with the most online votes, will be announced on Sept. 6. The grand prize is a $500 Visa gift card.

Each August, the National Psoriasis Foundation sponsors National Psoriasis Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness, educating the public and dispelling myths about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. For more information, visit www.psoriasis.org.


About the National Psoriasis Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world's largest organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Our priority is to provide the information and services for people to take control of their condition, while increasing research to find a cure. In addition to serving more than 2.1 million people annually through our patient and professional education and advocacy initiatives, NPF has funded more than $10 million in psoriatic disease research. Visit us online at www.psoriasis.org or call 800.723.9166. Follow NPF on Facebook and Twitter.