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 2nd season of the MMOF festival, themed Heart and Mind, will be accepting submissions from filmmakers around the world (see sidebar for submission categories). Film submissions are open between October 10th until December 31st, 2021.


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The panel of judges for MMOF 2021 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 Anna Har
(Executive Director, 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 Puan Mala Davi N Thanjappan
(Founder, Trainer & Consultant - MDC Training and Management Services; lived experience as Carer/parent of person with mental illness; Advocate)

โ€ข Puan Vishalatchi Arunagiri
(Founder, Mindvoice; lived experience, schizophrenia; advocate)

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

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

โ€ข Violet Du Feng
(Emmy winning independent documentarian)

โ€ข Zulaikha Mohamad
(Co-founder, MINDAKAMI; lived experiences of bipolar disorder; host of The Borak Minda Podcast)


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You can register here: bit.do/mmof21-registration

**Submissions fee applied: MMOF2021 has a small submission fee of RM30 (RM15 for students) ONLY for the ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜€ category. But we donโ€™t want this to get in the way of anyoneโ€™s participation in the festival so, if you canโ€™t afford the submission fee, drop us an email with the subject line โ€˜Fee Waiver Requestโ€™ and weโ€™ll send you a fee waiver code with no questions asked.


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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 youth mental health short film festival based in Malaysia. This project is central 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 Film industry placement with GRIM FILMS
โžค Internship placement with GSC and/or Naluri
โžค Three (3) one-hour executive coaching or therapy session
โžค Package of six counselling sessions with MMHA/CPCS
โžค Undergraduate/postgraduate Study Awards


Best Youth Film (Malaysian High Schoolers Category)
โžค Cash prize of RM1,000
โžค Full film screening at GSC Cinemas Award Ceremony
โžค Film industry placement with GRIM FILMS
โžค Internship placement with GSC and/or Naluri
โžค Three (3) one-hour executive coaching or therapy session
โžค Package of six counselling sessions with MMHA/CPCS
โžค Undergraduate/postgraduate Study Awards


Best International Film (International Young Adults Category)
โžค Cash prize of RM3,000
โžค Full film screening at GSC Cinemas Award Ceremony
โžค Undergraduate/postgraduate Study Awards


Best Mental Health Awareness Message (Applicable to ALL categories)
โžค Cash prize of RM1000


โ€ข Nine finalist films and the โ€˜Best Mental Health Awareness Messageโ€™ winner will be screened at GSC Tropicana Gardens Mall cinema during the Awards Ceremony in early 2022.

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. English language or with English subtitles

2. Duration of 1-8 mins

3. Made during 2020-2021

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 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.





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[TERMS]

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).



[CONDITIONS]

โžค 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:

1a. As part of the 2021 Festival.

1b. At any other activity conducted or sponsored by MMOF for a period of 24 months after the conclusion of the 2021 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.



โžค PROMOTION AND MARKETING

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.



โžค OWNERSHIP AND RIGHTS

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.



โžค MORAL RIGHTS

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.



โžค SUBMISSION

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.



โžค INDEMNITY

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



โžค 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.