SMHAF 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION FILMS ANNOUNCED

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is pleased to announce its Official Selection films for 2017. The titles listed below will screen at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) between 12th and 15th of October. 

All of the work being shown has emerged from our annual International Film Competition, which has evolved into a key source of cinematic material for the festival. Richard Warden, film lead for the Mental Health Foundation, said: “What emerges across the programme is a striking sense of confidence, both in the storytelling itself and in the belief that these stories are worth telling. The implication is that these films mustexist, and deserve to be seen and experienced by a wide audience. We are honoured that our official selection screenings provide a platform for such vital creativity addressing mental health.”

Tickets can be booked directly via the links found under each film. An overview of the CCA film programme with more details can also be found on the booking site Eventbrite. Most screening events are free.

A Features Pass allowing access to all eight feature-length titles in the programme at the CCA can be purchased here. Additional offerings include the panel discussion Six Feet Over: Death & Documentary, a Community Filmmaking Presentation and a Men’s Mental Health Workshop as part of an entire day devoted to the topic.

The winning films from the competition will be announced at the festival’s programme launch on Thursday 14th September and honoured at the International Film Awards on the evening of Thursday 12th October. Tickets for this event, which sees the Grand Jury Prize revealed and is followed by a drinks reception, can be booked here

 

32 PILLS: MY SISTER’S SUICIDE

Hope Litoff | USA | 2017 | 82m | Documentary

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ADAM, WHERE ARE YOU?

Gordon Collins | Scotland | 2016 | 13m | Drama

Book Here: Scottish Shorts

 

ADAPTATION

Bartosz Kruhlik | Poland | 2016 | 25m | Drama

Book Here: Men, Interrupted I

 

AFTERGLOW

Akira Kamiki | Brazil | 2017 | 12m | Drama

Book Here: Men, Interrupted II

 

ALEXITHYMIA

Duncan Cowles | Scotland | 2017 | 10m | Documentary

Book Here: Scottish Shorts

 

ALWAYS SOMETIMES NEVER

Helena Ohman | Scotland | 2017 | 8m | Drama

Book Here: Community Counts

 

APNEA

Alexis Chartrand | Canada | 2016 | 20m | Drama

Book Here: International Shorts

 

THE BALLAD OF POLLY AND NELLY

Dundee Futures Project | Scotland | 2017 | 3m | Animation

Book Here: Community Counts

 

BARRIER

Paul Cunningham | Scotland | 2017 | 2m | Documentary

Book Here: Community Counts

 

BECOMING CARY GRANT

Mark Kidel | France | 2017 | 86m | Documentary

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BEING GREENE

Jeff Newman | Canada | 2016 | 78m | Documentary

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BETWEEN SAND AND TIDES

Rui Fan Wang | England | 2017 | 4m | Animation

Book Here: International Shorts

 

BLACK DOG

Jasper Valentine | England | 2017 | 9m | Documentary

Book Here: Men, Interrupted I

 

BLUE

Hiba Nabulsi | Jordan | 2016 | 6m | Documentary

Book Here: International Shorts

 

CLOUD NINE

Anne-Marieke Graafmans | Netherlands | 2016 | 53m | Documentary

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CONTROL

Mary Johnston | Scotland | 2017 | 2m | Documentary

Book Here: Community Counts

 

COPING

Edem Dotse | Ghana | 2016 | 15m | Drama

Book Here: Men, Interrupted II

 

CULT PARTY: “KISS (TWO)”

Patrick Taylor | England | 2017 | 5m | Music Video

Book Here: Music Matters

 

DONKEYOTE

Chico Pereira | Germany, Spain, UK | 2017 | 85m | Documentary

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EYES CLOSED

Tero Peltoniemi | Finland | 2017 | 21m | Documentary

Book Here: Men, Interrupted I

 

FOG

Jacinthe Dessureault | Canada | 2016 | 18m | Drama

Book Here: Men, Interrupted II

 

GAMBLING WITH MINDS

Genevieve Clay-Smith | Australia | 2017 | 10m | Experimental

Book Here: Community Counts

 

GRATUS

Sarah Johnson | Australia | 2016 | 7m | Experimental

Book Here: Community Counts

 

HIDDEN

Sharon Graham | Scotland | 2017 | 2m | Documentary

Book Here: Community Counts

 

HOWLS

Catriona MacInnes | England, Scotland | 2017 | 16m | Drama

Book Here: Scottish Shorts

 

HUM

Nathan Fagan | Ireland | 2017 | 19m | Documentary

Book Here: Music Matters

Book Here: Men, Interrupted I

 

I CAME FROM THE UNKNOWN TO SING

Roxana Vilk | Scotland | 2016 | 9m | Documentary

Book Here: Scottish Shorts

 

IN PLACE

Genevieve Bicknell | Scotland | 2017 | 12m | Documentary

Book Here: Scottish Shorts

 

INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE: STREET PIANO

Maureen Ni Fiann | England | 2017 | 42m | Documentary

Book Here: Music Matters

 

LIGHT SIGHT

Seyed M. Tabatabaei | Iran | 2017 | 8m | Animation

Book Here: International Shorts

 

LIKE CRAZY

Paolo Virzi | Italy | 2016 | 116m | Drama

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A LITTLE GREY

Simon Hewitt | England | 2016 | 5m | Animation

Book Here: Men, Interrupted II

 

MY HOME IS MY HAVEN

Brendan Coote | England | 2017 | 4m | Drama

Book Here: Community Counts

 

MY MOMMY

FALCK | Norway | 2014 | 15m | Experimental

Book Here: International Shorts

 

MY MOTHER, NATURE

Awi Rabelista | England | 2017 | 25m | Documentary

Book Here: Men, Interrupted II

 

MY MUM’S GOT A DODGY BRAIN

Emma Lazenby | England | 2016 | 6m | Animation

Book Here: Community Counts

 

NO PLACE FOR A REBEL

Ariadne Asimakopoulos, Maartje Wegdam | Netherlands | 2017 | 76m | Documentary

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NORTHERN LIGHTS

Nicholas Connor | England | 2016 | 54m | Drama

Book Here: Youth Perspective

 

NOT REQUIRED BACK

Peter Marsden | Scotland | 2016 | 6m | Drama

Book Here: Scottish Shorts

 

THE OTHER HALF

Joey Klein | Canada | 2016 | 103m | Drama

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OVERLOVE

Lucas Helth | Denmark | 2017 | 22m | Drama

Book Here: Youth Perspective

Book Here: International Shorts

 

PANIC ATTACK!

Eileen O’Meara | USA | 2016 | 3m | Animation

Book Here: International Shorts

 

A SIMPLE FILMBUFF

Sean Scullion | Scotland | 2016 | 5m | Documentary

Book Here: Community Counts

 

SPIKE

Ian Tierney | England | 2016 | 10m | Documentary

Book Here: Men, Interrupted I

 

SUMMER 1993

Carla Simón | Spain | 2017 | 96m | Drama

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VIVIAN, VIVIAN

Ingrid Kamerling | Netherlands | 2016 | 54m | Documentary

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WATERFALL

Tom Lock Griffiths | England | 2016 | 19m | Experimental

Book Here: with Vivian, Vivian

 

THE WAVES

Oscar Lewis| England | 2017 | 5m | Animation

Book Here: Men, Interrupted I

 

Y

Gina Wenzel | Germany | 2017 | 24m | Drama

Book Here: International Shorts

 

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival has a new look for 2017. Find out more here