Mental Health Films

Rolling Frames Film Summit  in association with Mind1Mind, UK is proud to announce the introduction of a brand new Social Cause Award, focusing on an important social cause each year.

This year our chosen social cause is Mental Health. In its broadest sense ‘mental health’ is a term which touches most aspects of our lives. We want to encourage films which explore all aspects of mental health. Films can address specific mental health issues, but we’re also keen to encourage innovative and diverse perspectives.

The visual medium can offer a unique and dynamic perspective into the lives and psychological realities of individuals who suffer from a host of mental issues – ranging from Schizophrenia, General Psychosis, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, etc. We strongly feel that use of visual medium and open discussion is the silver bullet that brings about real and lasting societal change.
The aim of these films will be to highlight the very difficult circumstances that people with mental disorders often find themselves trapped in. Through this category, we would like to draw special attention to the films that highlight the everyday struggles, journeys and triumphs of people with mental health issues.

This is an open call to submit short films or documentaries, up to 30 minutes in length, of any genre, using mental health as the point of interest. Film topics may either be interpretive of mental health, or address it directly.

Rolling Frames Film Summit views the short film as an important art form and a showcase for talent, new and experienced. As such, we do not place any formal restrictions on submissions, and will consider all genres and types of short films.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be 30 minutes or less.
  • Only submissions with completed entry forms will be considered.
  • Participants may submit only one version of a given project. However, any participant may submit more than one project, and up to three. A separate Entry Form must be completed for each submission.
  • Submissions will be judged by a panel of guest filmmakers.

Filmmaker agrees that all submitted films may be used by Rolling Frames Film Society and its approved partners for educational and outreach activities and the winning film may be used by Rolling Frames Film Summit and affiliated organisations in any relevant programming in perpetuity.

Last date for submission

September 10th, 2015
Festival date: 24th & 25th October 2015.

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