In collaboration with The Garden Cinema in London's Covent Garden, Pynk Prysm's Mental Health awareness event, Mindful Pictures, will combine short film screenings and workshops centred around alternative healing like art therapy, movement therapy, and creative meditation.

The films screened will centre mental health in varied ways. We are open to your interpretation of this theme as we recognize that this topic has many facets and want to showcase all the realities of the mental health journey.

We encourage international film submissions.

The event will take place in Mental Health Awareness week, on Sunday May 21st from 1-5pm.


1. Submission Fees:
Earlybird Deadline £6
Regular Deadline £9
Late Deadline £12

1. Submission Deadline
Submissions will be accepted from February 1st, 2023. The Earlybird Deadline is February 14th, 2023. The Regular Deadline is March 14th, 2023. The Late Deadline is April 14th, 2023.

2. Submission Format
Films must be submitted via the FilmFreeway online screener only. If you have a DCP version of your film please email to let us know.

3. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must link directly to the theme of mental health. We are open to your interpretations of the theme. All must be under 20 minutes.
- There is no premiere policy for submission.

4. Premiere Status
- There is no premiere policy.

5. Submission Fee
All submissions for the screenings are to be paid by credit card or paypal. The submission fee is non-refundable.

6. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:

Strength of story

Quality of narrative and production values

Independent nature of the production

Connection to the event theme

Emotional honesty and originality of the perspective of mental health

Pynk Prysm endeavours to complete all selection procedures by April 30, 2023 and all submitting parties will be notified via FilmFreeway.

7. Festival Screenings and Scheduling
Each film that is selected will either show in the 45 minute screening at the beginning of the event or before one of the mental health workshops throughout the event. This will be dependent on the theme of the film and corresponding workshops.

The event will be four hours total.

If your film is selected and you plan to come to the event, we can provide you one comp ticket for the slot that your film will be screened in.

If selected, shorts must be available for projection in DCP. If you are not able to provide this, please email us to let us know at

Screenings are scheduled during the event at the discretion of Pynk Prysm. While every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Pynk Prysm reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Pynk Prysm will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

No film may be withdrawn from the event program after its selection.

Happy submitting!

Overall Rating
  • Dafna Tal

    Wonderful communication and support from the team. I was not able to attend the screening but have received photos and feedback from the organizers. I would love to attend the festival again in the future.

    September 2023
  • Great communication from the organisers, and we were so happy to be part of the inaugural Mindful Pictures!

    May 2023
  • Joshinder chaggar

    A fantastic experience being part of this festival. Communication was great, the atmosphere felt so positive and uplifting and meaningful. Really honoured to have been a part of it. Thank you Pynk Prysm!

    May 2023
  • Wonderful experience all through. Great communication with the hosts all through. Very seamless. Would recommend !

    May 2023