The My Mind On Film youth mental health short film festival is being launched to coincide with World Mental Health Day 2020. This project is central to the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing’s commitment to engaging with young people, hearing their voices, and working together for progress. It combines emphases on inspiration, expression, understanding and stigma reduction with a focus on the local Malaysian context.

The festival is the first of its kind in Malaysia and has the following objectives:

Inspire sharing of perspectives and ideas
Recognise that mental health is universal, changeable, and includes the positive
Break down stigma

Submissions are invited from young people in two categories:
Highschoolers (aged 16+)
Young adults (aged 18-25)

Competition Jury to include:
HRH Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan Al-Sultan Abdullah
(International Patron of World Mental Health Day 2020)
Dato’ Dr Andrew Mohanraj
(President, MMHA; Board Member, World Federation for Mental Health)
Edward Lim
(Film Producer, GRIM FILM)
Ming Han
(aka The Ming Thing, OG Malaysian YouTuber)

A series of other exciting events are also happening as part of the festival, including webinars on positive psychology and access to mental health services.

Visit our website and follow us on social media for updates!

All accepted films will feature in the My Mind On Film Virtual Festival and be promoted through our website and social media.

Films of the six finalists will be screened at MBO Cinema Tropicana during the Awards Ceremony in early 2021

Winner in Young adults category
Sony α6400 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor
Sony A10 Linear PCM Recorder A Series
Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Cash 600 RM
Film Industry placement with GRIM FILMS
Package of six counselling sessions with MMHA/CPCS
Undergraduate/postgraduate scholarships/bursaries (details tbd)

Winner in Highschoolers category
Sony Digital Camera ZV-1
Sony A10 Linear PCM Recorder A Series
Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Cash 600 RM
Film Industry placement with GRIM FILMS
Package of six counselling sessions with MMHA/CPCS
Undergraduate/postgraduate scholarships/bursaries (details tbd)

Runners-up (four non-winning finalist films)
Cash 200 RM

Rules

1. Made in Malaysia or by Malaysians only
2. English language or with English subtitles
3. Duration of 1-8 mins
4. Made during 2019-2020
5. Adheres to Malaysian P13 (PG13) rating
6. All contributors for a given film are in the same specified age category at time of film production

If you are under 18 years of age you will need to get your parent or guardian’s consent to submit the film on your behalf. Consent forms are available for download from the MMOF website and should be emailed to mymindonfilm.my@gmail.com including ‘CONSENT FORM’ in the subject line.

See our website for FAQs and a Guide for Filmmakers and Competition Jurors

Make sure you read and agree to the terms and conditions below before submitting.

Email us if you have any questions mymindonfilm.my@gmail.com

Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

TERMS

Festival: The festival conducted by MMOF in Malaysia.
Film: The submitted film.
Filmmaker: The person(s) submitting the entry.
Owner: The person legally and beneficially entitled to the rights and copyright of the Film.
Rights: The rights granted to MMOF in clauses 1 and 2 of these Terms and Conditions.
Moral Rights Has the meaning given to it in the Copyright Act 1987 (Malaysia).
T & C: These Terms and Conditions of Entry.
Works: Has the meaning given to it in the Copyright Act 1987 (Malaysia) and includes literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works (eg. script, characters, sound recordings, sets in the Film).

CONDITIONS

THE FESTIVAL
1. The Filmmaker grants to MMOF a non-exclusive limited licence which permits MMOF to communicate the Film on screen to the public for the following purposes:

a. As part of the 2020 Festival.

b. At any other activity conducted or sponsored by MMOF for a period of 24 months after the conclusion of the 2020 Festival.

These activities may include, but are not limited to:

i. Schools program events
ii. Educational seminars
iii. Fundraisers
iv. Community Outreach events
v. Touring Festivals

The Filmmaker remains the Owner of the Film.

PROMOTION AND MARKETING

2. The Filmmaker grants a continuing licence not limited by time to MMOF:

a. to use any extract, excerpt, part, clip, still image and/or sound recording from the Film not exceeding three (3) minutes in length and/or to use the Filmmaker’s name, biography and likeness in any media for the purpose of promoting and marketing the Festival.

b. “Promotion and Marketing” may include, but is not limited to:

i. The production of trailers for the Festival.
ii. Festival programming and advertising.
iii. Radio and television interviews.
iv. Uploading and screening extracts of the film on the MMOF website.
v. Copying and distributing the film to Festival speakers, judges and the media for the purposes of preview and review.

c. MMOF may not do any of the following acts under the continuing licence:

i. Submit or provide the Film to third parties for broadcast purposes.
ii. Generate revenue from the Film other than revenue from conducting the Festival and other activities as set out in clause 1 above.

OWNERSHIP AND RIGHTS

3. The Filmmaker gives the following warranties:

a. The Filmmaker is 18 years of age or if not 18 years of age has provided signed parental consent to these T & C.

b. The Filmmaker has legal authority to enter into this agreement and grant the Rights.

c. There are no legal actions, claims, demands or proceedings against the Film or the Filmmaker in respect of the Film.

d. The Filmmaker will not make any claim against MMOF in respect of the exercise of the Rights.

e. The Filmmaker is the sole Owner of the underlying Works or has consent in writing from all the respective owners of the Works in the Film for the Filmmaker, the Filmmaker’s licensees, and any person authorised by the Filmmaker, (including MMOF), to do any or all of the following to their Work/s: reproduce, exploit, convert between formats, edit, alter and/or reproduce the Work/s in any manner or context.

f. Without limiting clause 3.e. above, the Filmmaker is the sole Owner of the copyright or has the relevant permission from the Owner of the copyright, in any sound recordings used in the Film and music and lyrics reproduced in those sound recordings.

g. All performers in the Film have unconditionally consented in writing to the use of their performances in the Film.

h. Exercise of the Rights will not infringe any rights of any third party (including copyright); and to the extent that it does, the Filmmaker has obtained written consent from each of such third parties.

i. The Filmmaker will provide copies of any or all of the Consents listed in this clause at any time if requested to do so by MMOF.

MORAL RIGHTS

4. The Filmmaker warrants that:

a. The Filmmaker is the sole Owner of the Moral Rights in the Film for the purposes of the Copyright Act 1987 (Malaysia) or that the Filmmaker has obtained from each person who contributed any copyright material in or any performance to the Film, a written consent for the Filmmaker, the Filmmaker’s licensees, and any person authorised by the Filmmaker, (including MMOF), to do any or all of the following to their contribution or performance: reproduce, exploit, convert between formats, edit, alter and/or reproduce the contribution or performance in any manner or context (Moral Rights Consents).

b. The Filmmaker will provide copies of any or all of the Moral Rights Consents listed in this clause at any time if requested to do so by MMOF.

SUBMISSION

5.
a. The Filmmaker will submit the Film to MMOF via FilmFreeway and will ensure it has undergone all appropriate technical and quality checking prior to submission.

b. MMOF will retain a copy of the Film that the Filmmaker submits.

c. Any Film submitted to MMOF is done so at the Filmmaker’s own risk.

d. The Filmmaker is solely responsible for the content of the Film and agrees that the Film does not contain any content that may be construed as: libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially or ethically offensive, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive.

e. The MMOF reserves its rights to reject the Film for consideration as part of the Festival on any of the above grounds.

INDEMNITY

6. The Filmmaker indemnifies and will keep indemnified MMOF against any claims made against MMOF in connection with the Film and associated rights.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

7. The Filmmaker and MMOF agree that these T & C form the entire agreement in relation to the Film submitted by the Filmmaker to MMOF.

8. This agreement will be governed by the laws of Malaysia.