The National Alliance on Mental Illness ( is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States. NAMI Miami-Dade County proudly presents its 3rd Annual Reel Minds Mental Health Film Festival at University of Miami’s Grand Ballroom on Sunday evening, May 20, 2018 with over 1000 attendees.

Films are a compelling storytelling form that connect with our deepest sensibilities. That's why for the third consecutive year, NAMI Miami-Dade is showcasing a curated list of short films inspired by the lives of those who have been affected by mental illness. These narratives will share a range of life experiences meant to inspire, heal, and empower.

Last Year's film festival was sold out; this year we are expecting it to be again sold out with over 1000 attendees.

• Tickets are FREE to help raise awareness and Stop the Stigma
• Sign-language interpreter for our hearing impaired community
• Complimentary hors d'oeuvre and beverages will be served

Featuring music from the band Fog Dog, with musicians that are in recovery from mental illness.

Cosponsored by the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Films that are horror, thriller, gore, or erotic will not be accepted.

Mental Illness MUST be the clear topic of the film, which includes but is not limited to bipolar, OCD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, autism, alzheimers, etc.

Please DO NOT submit any other films unrelated to mental illness.

Preferably, the films will bring to light that recovery is possible. If you have any questions, please email us.

All films must be a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes length.
All films must be rated "G" or "PG-13."
Anyone submitting a film under the age 18 must have parental/guardian consent.

All films submitted must be in the English, Spanish, or Creole language.
Films is in the Spanish or Creole language must have English subtitles.
English language films that have Spanish subtitles are a plus.

All films must attempt to follow this export format:

1920 x 1080, .mp4 (H.264 compression) (Vimeo presets work well)
Square pixels
23.98 OR 24 FPS
Stereo Sound