The Canberra Mental Health Film Festival October 2020

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2020 Canberra Mental Health Film Festival 

Due to the uncertainty around Covid-19 the festival is currently planned to be an Online Festival. If the situation changes we will revert to cinema screenings.

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

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  • Bryce Iwaschuk

    Although we could not attend the festival, we were grateful to have our movie The Star of Therapy selected. The Canberra Mental Health Film Festival was diligent in their responses, very friendly and organized. Highly recommended.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Bruce. Your film, The Star Of Therapy was well received and showed that films with a mental health theme can deal with the topic in an entertaining and humorous way while still dealing with the issue.

  • Thank you from the cast and crew of Calm In chaos.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Tracey and thanks for producing your wonderful and important film, a deep insight into PTSD of those who serve and protect us.