The This Is My Brave International Mental Health Film Festival October 2021

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2021 Mental Health Film Festival 

Qualifying films can have been produced anytime and MUST meet one or all of the following criteria:

Provides an inspiring voice for social justice and human rights for people with mental illness

Highlights positive contributions made by mental health recipients

Fights stigma and defies stereotypes associated with mental illness

Shares real-life stories of people with mental health concerns

Submitted films may be of any length and genre – documentaries, features, and shorts.

This Is My Brave Australia Inc. is a registered charity and NFP dedicated to breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness one story at a time.
Through our events we present stories of lived experience of mental illness in an effort to promote a national conversation around mental health.

TIMBA/CMHFF Award ( Overall film judged best in festival)

Human Rights Award
(The film that is judged the best at being an inspiring voice for social justice and human rights)

Lived Experience Award
( Best film produced by someone with lived experience of mental illness)

Stop Stigma Award ( The film that best fights discrimination and stigma)

Mental Health Hero Award ( Portrays an individual or organisation who are doing great work in the area of mental health)

All films MUST follow the following rules.

Provides an inspiring voice for social justice and human rights for people with mental illness

Highlights positive contributions made by mental health recipients

Fights stigma and defies stereotypes associated with mental illness

Shares real-life stories of people with mental health concerns

Submitted films may be of any length and genre – documentaries, features, and shorts.

Films must be in English or have English sub titles

Any length film is permissable

See the Mindframe guide for portrayal of mental illness for screen as we will use the guidelines to inform us.

http://www.mindframe-media.info/for-media/reporting-suicide

Overall Rating
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  • Extremely educational and organized. I am so honored to have been selected to be featured.

    February 2021
  • cynthia white

    It was an honor and pleasure to participate in the Canberra Mental Health Film Festival. Thank you for including us alongside many other films of distinction and importance in the arena of mental health awareness. Despite the virtual broadcast of the festival, due to the pandemic, the screenings went smoothly. Obviously, it would have been so much better to meet other filmmakers and our audience in person. Let's hope for realtime contact and conversations in the coming years!

    January 2021
  • Katie Revell

    I sadly wasn't able to attend due to the pandemic, but I love the festival's mission and ethos and am delighted to have been a part of it.

    January 2021
  • Thank you very much
    I have good moment

    January 2021
  • Maya Sinharathna

    We’ve sent you several emails (tim@thisismybrave.org), regarding about profile pictures of our film to change and incorrect information, Also we asked the festival to send us a copy of their laurel for our promotional use. They never reply back and never change what we asked from them.
    At least, can we have your film festival laurel?.
    Even, we don’t know which films got awards & Prizes? Poor networking & organizing

    November 2020