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LISBON, PORTUGAL

NOVEMBER 6-7, 2014

NEWS

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: THE JURY OF THE FESTIVAL

 

The MRFF is honoured to disclose the names and profiles of the festival jury members:

 

Manuel Costa Cabral – President of the Jury – former Director of the Department of Fine Arts of the Calouste Gulbenkian

 

João Mário Grilo – Juror – Filmmaker and Professor of Film Directing at New University of Lisbon

 

António Caldeira Pires – Juror – Coordinator of the Gulbenkian Programme for the Performing Arts of the Gulbenkian Portuguese Language and Culture Programme.

 

António Roma Torres – Juror – Psychiatrist, family therapist, psychodramatist and film critic.

 

Miguel Valverde – Juror – Director of IndieLisboa and producer

 

It is just in these days that they are watching and discussing about the films in competition. They are called to determine the winners of 1st and 2nd “MIND RIGHTS – Jury Award” for Best Film. Their decision will be announced during the Awards Ceremony taking place on November 7 at Gulbenkian Foundation.

 

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ABOUT

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ABOUT

The Mind Rights Film Festival (MRFF), fostered and supported by the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is a short film festival and international competition that focuses on showcasing cinematographic works that deal with mental health issues, in order to promote the rights of people with mental disorders.

 

Compelling stories and high quality filmic products will constitute the benchmark of the varied and international festival programming that will captivate, engage, and enlighten the audience. Using the power and the creativity of cinema, this festival aims to spread knowledge on mental illness, to raise public awareness on this topic and to encourage social inclusion of people with mental disabilities and fight against their stigmatization. Therefore, the Award Ceremony will be not just a celebration of the creativity of filmmakers, but also a recognition of their outstanding commitment to human rights issues.

The event will be held in Lisbon in November 6-7, 2014 at the prestigious Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The screenings will unfold in the context of the Forum of the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform, a 2-day programme where some key global mental health leaders will present lectures on the rights of people with mental disabilities, and where a report will be presented on strategies to stop human rights violations of children with mental disabilities in hospital and community settings alike, including alternatives to institutionalizing children with mental disabilities.

TIMETABLE

NOVEMBER 6

 

9h00                        Mind Rights Opening Ceremony Speech

11h00 - 13h00        Short Films - Programme 1*

14h30 - 16h30        Short Films - Programme 2*

17h00 - 19h00        Short Films - Programme 3*

 

* Q&A with attending filmmakers

 

NOVEMBER  7

 

16h30 - 17h30       Award Ceremony & Screenings of Jury Prize Winning Short Films

 

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ORGANIZERS

The MIND RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL is jointly organized by Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims reside in the fields of arts, charity, education and science.

The Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform aims to generate and disseminate vital knowledge about mental disorders. Its main goal is to contribute to the global debate on mental health in order to improve global mental health treatment and services.

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