We launched the season a little later than usual this round and having given it some thought, 3 months might not be enough time for one to come up with, plan, and shoot a thoughtful short film.

We believe everyone deserves a chance to share your voices and perspectives - we don't want anyone to miss out on that, just because of timing.

So, it's not too late for you to plan and shoot your films! We'd love to see what your perspectives on 'REVIVAL' are and can't wait to share your stories with others :)
โžค About Festival

My Mind On Film (MMOF) is a youth mental health short film festival based in Malaysia. The first of its kind, this festival is all about inspiration, expression, understanding, and stigma reduction with a focus on the Malaysian context.

The 3rd season of the MMOF festival, themed Revival, will be accepting submissions from young filmmakers around the world (see sidebar for submission categories).

Do follow us on Instagram and TikTok to get the latest updates.
Instagram- @mymindonfilm.my
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โžค About MMOF S3 Theme (Revival)

The first few thoughts that comes to mind when discussing on Mental Health usually revolves around the doom and gloom such as the mental struggles people face, its signs and its negative effects, but not many will talk about the healing process.
Hence, MMOF this year chose the theme Revival to provide people with the platform to share journeys of healing from the challenges they face.
Together throughout our journey through the harsh pandemic, dreadful natural disasters, and each of our individual struggles, we want to show the world that there is always a chance to revive ourselves from the pain and struggle, to come back stronger and better than ever.

โžค ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€
The panel of judges for MMOF 2022 will include mental health experts, film industry professionals, individuals with lived experiences and youth representatives including:

โ€ข Prof. Datoโ€™ Dr Andrew Mohanraj
(Co-Chair, CMHW; President, MMHA; Board Member World Federation of Mental Health)

โ€ข Brenda Danker
(Co-Founder Freedom Film Network)

โ€ข Edward Lim
(Film Producer, GRIM Film)

โ€ข Farihin Ufiya
(Director; NYAWA; actress/filmmaker; MSc Neuroscience student UCL)

โ€ข Tung Yow Kong
(General Manager, GSC Movies)

โ€ข Tunku Mona Riza
(International Award-winning Film Director; Executive Producer, Current Pictures)

โžค ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—–๐— ๐—›๐—ช & ๐— ๐— ๐—ข๐—™

The Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing (CMHW) is a collaboration between HELP University and the Malaysian Mental Health Association started in 2020 to support mental health and wellbeing through research, training and education.
Visit CMHW website: https://university.help.edu.my/cmhw

The My Mind On Film (MMOF) festival is a project aligned to the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeingโ€™s commitment to engaging with young people, hearing their voices and working together for progress.

It combines the emphases on inspiration, expression, understanding and stigma reduction with a focus on the local Malaysian context.

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

โ€ข Inspire sharing of perspectives and ideas

โ€ข Recognise that mental health is universal, changeable, and includes the positive

โ€ข Break down stigma

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

Grand Prize (Malaysian Young Adult Category)
โžค RM30,000 funding to create a mental health PSA film to be screened at GSC theatres
โžค Cash prize of RM10,000
โžค Full film screening at GSC Cinemas Award Ceremony
โžค Internship placement with Naluri
โžค Three one-hour executive coaching OR therapy sessions with Naluri (English, B. Malaysia, Mandarin)
* counselling may be available in other languages (via enquiry)

Best Youth Film (Malaysian High Schoolers Category)
โžค Cash prize of RM3,000
โžค Full film screening at GSC Cinemas Award Ceremony

Best International Film (International Young Adults Category)
โžค Cash prize of RM3,000
โžค Full film screening at GSC Cinemas Award Ceremony
โžค Three one-hour executive coaching OR therapy sessions with Naluri (Ages 18+ only; in English, B. Malaysia, Mandarin)
* counselling may be available in other languages (via enquiry)

โ€ข Nine finalist films (3 from each category) will be screened at GSC Tropicana Gardens Mall cinema during the Awards Ceremony in October 2023.

๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป:

1. Any Languages but WITH English subtitles

2. Duration of 1-8 mins

3. Made during 2021-2023

4. Adheres to Malaysian P13 (PG13) rating

5. All contributors for a given film are in the same specified age category at time of film production

๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง๐—˜: If you are under 18 years of age, you will need to get your parent or guardianโ€™s consent to submit the film on your behalf. Consent forms can be downloaded from MMOF website (https://sites.google.com/view/mymindonfilm/safety-and-wellbeing) and should be emailed to mymindonfilm.my@gmail.com including โ€˜CONSENT FORMโ€™ in the subject line.

โ€ข Please check our website for the FAQs and Guide for Filmmakers and Competition Jurors.

โ€ข Please make sure you read and agree to the terms and conditions below before submitting.

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†:


โ€ข Festival: The festival conducted by MMOF in Malaysia.

โ€ข Film: The submitted film.

โ€ข Filmmaker: The person(s) submitting the entry.

โ€ข Owner: The person legally and beneficially entitled to the rights and copyright of the Film.

โ€ข Rights: The rights granted to MMOF in clauses 1 and 2 of these Terms and Conditions.

โ€ข Moral Rights has the meaning given to it in the Copyright Act 1987 (Malaysia).

โ€ข T&C: These Terms and Conditions of Entry.

โ€ข Works: Has the meaning given to it in the Copyright Act 1987 (Malaysia) and includes literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works (e.g., script, characters, sound recordings, sets in the Film).



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:

1a. As part of the Season 3 Festival.

1b. At any other activity conducted or sponsored by MMOF for a period of 24 months after the conclusion of the Season 3 Festival (May 2023).

These activities may include, but are not limited to:

i. School program events

ii. Educational seminars

iii. Fundraisers

iv. Community Outreach events

v. Touring Festivals

The Filmmaker remains the Owner of the Film.


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

2a. 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 Filmmakerโ€™s name, biography and likeness in any media for the purpose of promoting and marketing the Festival.

2b. โ€œPromotion and Marketingโ€ 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.

2c. 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.


3. The Filmmaker gives the following warranties:

3a. The Filmmaker is 18 years of age, or if not 18 years of age has provided signed parental consent to these T&C.

3b. The Filmmaker has legal authority to enter into this agreement and grant the Rights.

3c. There are no legal actions, claims, demands or proceedings against the Film or the Filmmaker in respect of the Film.

3d. The Filmmaker will not make any claim against MMOF in respect of the exercise of the Rights.

3e. 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 Filmmakerโ€™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.

3f. Without limiting clause 3e. 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.

3g. All performers in the Film have unconditionally consented in writing to the use of their performances in the Film.

3h. 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.

3i. 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.


4. The Filmmaker warrants that:

4a. 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 Filmmakerโ€™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).

4b. 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.


5a. 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.

5b. MMOF will retain a copy of the Film that the Filmmaker submits.

5c. Any Film submitted to MMOF is done so at the Filmmakerโ€™s own risk.

5d. 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 ethnically offensive, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive.

5e. The MMOF reserves its rights to reject the Film for consideration as part of the Festival on any of the above grounds.


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


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.

Overall Rating
  • I want to thank the festival for once again making a difference in my life when Halfway Down was selected and given the grand prize reward. As a new filmmaker, I had many opportunities given by the festival. Also, my first short film, which I submitted in the first season, did not win, but I was passionate about it and had faith in myself to try again. The same goes for you; try, fail, get back up, and try again. You never know, after all.

    Warm Regards,
    Ahmad Shah

    August 2022
  • R. B

    To MMOF

    To whom it may concern,

    Recently I have viewed and watched the films for this year's MMOF entry on YouTube. It's nice to know that there's variety of films dedicated to Mental Health.

    However, my curiosity side told me to view my own film "Waktu" which in result; I am disappointed and upset upon looking at the description of it.

    - didn't include full credits. There's two people you should be filling their names. I asked myself...why bother filling up the form and details if you're not going to include it at all?
    - The filmmaker's description of work are not detailed and only one third of the info was put out. Why should I write my full reflection on how I felt throughout these years when you only included 1/3 of it? This makes me question other filmmakers description and their work they have put in. Do you filter out theirs too? How can I fully get a grasp and understanding of a filmmaker if the message was not fully written as per the filmmaker itself? Why you gotta limit the speech? it doesn't make sense and it doesn't hurt to include all of it.

    I'm giving my feedback upon watching other films and so I happen to came across mine and when I looked at the description, I'm just at loss for words at how this festival managed to filter out and not giving the full info as per requested by you guys when I submitted the film.

    How would I know if you guys filtered other filmmakers as well? Silencing them once again.

    I'm not asking to change description or include the full details in, I'm informing so that this would be avoided for the next MMOF's festival.

    That's all my concern. Thank you for reading until the very end. Have a nice day.

    Stay Sane.

    June 2022
  • Brilliant film festival. My short film, Blue, was selected, and had won an award at the festival. The organizing committee were so friendly and warm, and it was such an amazing experience watching my film on the big screen. It was such a well-planned programme, I had such an amazing time, and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Kudos!

    May 2022