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The Malta Short Film Mental Health festival
Festival will take place on 9th & 10th October, 2015
Submission Deadline - 15th July, 2015
Now open for submissions!
The Malta Mental Health Short Film Festival, is being organised by the Art and Mental Health Group in collaboration with the Community Theatre and supported by Mount Carmel Hospital. It will be held in Attard, Malta between the 9th and 10th October, 2015 on the occasion of World Mental Health day.
It is a short film festival that focuses on showcasing cinematographic works that deal with mental health issues, in order to promote the rights of people with mental disorders as well as to elicit a sense of hope and recovery in mental illness. Films can address specific mental health issues, but we are also keen to encourage innovative and diverse perspectives. While submissions do not necessarily need to have a positive ending, winning submissions will likely include some level of inspiration.
Compelling visual stories and narratives related to mental health will constitute the benchmark of this festival that will captivate and engage the audience. Using the power and the creativity of the art of cinema, this festival aims to spread and increase knowledge on mental illness, to raise public awareness on this topic and to encourage social inclusion of people with mental disabilities as well as fight against their stigmatization. The screening of the selected short films will be followed by discussions led by different professionals in the field of mental health and the arts.
We accept films of any genre (fiction, documentary, animation..) but they should not exceed 15 minutes.
Entry is free. The closing date for entries is
Submission guidelines and entry form can be viewed in the attachment below.