The film was selected for the award by a jury including Oscar-winner Kevin MacDonald (State of Play, The Last King of Scotland) and Sheffield Doc Fest director, Heather Croall. Competition judges said of The Scanner:

“An enlightening film…within the constraints of three minutes the filmmaker has introduced us to a technology very few of us know about and an illness very few understand.”

You can find further press comments in the film in this review by Monty Munford inĀ the Daily Telegraph and on technology blog, Sys-Con.