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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  • We were absolutely delighted to be a part of this great festival. Creating awareness when it comes to Mental Health awareness is our MO so to be a part of a festival that does exactly that was hugely rewarding.

    Thank you to everyone involved!

    November 2021
  • John Mandaville

    Happy to be selected! Thank you for choosing my film!

    October 2021
  • Nickolas Levchenko

    It was an honour to be a part of this festival. Great communication and hospitality, thank you for selecting my work!

    October 2021
  • Awesome experience with this festival. We're honored to have been selected.

    October 2021
  • Extremely educational and organized. I am so honored to have been selected to be featured.

    February 2021